I paid $49.99 for my classic cast when it first came out and have swaged a good many bullets with it as well as loaded a few thousand rounds on it. I was extremely rough with the swage die since i swaged a lot of linotype and i would put my weight on it (200 lbs.) and bounce on the thing to be able to swage the lino! I worked the press loose from the bench several times. As far as those $30 scales go...Well i bought 4 of them and only two worked.No point in buying such junk when the excellent Lee Classic Cast press is available at a reasonable price. My copy is perfect as near as I can tell and beats presses over twice as expensive on strength, precision, ease of use and features. I think it set me back $57 when Midway had a sale.
I do think that frankford is a midway brand even though other retailers carry the products.I don't think that Frankfort Arsenal is a Midway brand, because Graf and Son's sells some Frankfort stuff as well.
In either case, I guess I won't be buying SmartReloader stuff afterall. Thanks.