My experience with Kitchener products has not been a good one. Bought the $50 meat grinder from PA and had issues so I returned it and ordered the $150 grinder. POS wish I returned it. No experience with the Kitchener slicer but my experience with Kitchener suggests it is poor quality. The good news though is that PA has the BEST return policy. If you're not happy return it and no questions asked, you get your money back. My suggestion is to watch the local Craigslist or Kijiji for a used quality slicer.
I got this used Italian made 12" slicer for $170 and it is fantastic!!!!! The 8" Cuisinart slicer beside it was $130 and it was my second slicer. Pretty sure I'm not going to upgrade