I got a Kitchener #12 last Christmas. I love it. The largest batch of meat I've processed so far in a single session is around 25 pounds. It handled that with no problem.
For those who might find this thread in a later search, the small LEM #8 has plastic gears and the Kitchener #12 has metal. I'm not talking about the LEM with the all stainless steel body, but their less expensive #8 counter top model which is priced competitively with the Kitchener.
Also Northern Tool usually has "discount codes" for $20 off a $100 purchase. They also will ship items to your local store for free if it's not stocked at that store. The current Christmas 2013 codes are in this SMF post:
PS - Rohfan2112, I'm pretty sure they will price match their own discount price if you did not have the code when you ordered or bought your Kitchener #12. Depending on the price, just pick up a pack of screws or whatever to get over $100 if you need to.