Hi Chuck. I don't know if you have a Woodcraft close, but they should have a Rikon to test. As Don said, I have a Rikon, and wouldn't trade it for any of the jets you list. Mine is not vs, so if you want vs, I believe that Rikon would still be my first choice. Out of the several hundred we sold, I can only remember two or three small problems, which were taken care of with speed and courtesy.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"