I sold my Kromski Sonata and am sharing a Schacht Sidekick with a friend. I am seriously considering buying my own spinning wheel and am unsure if I should go new or used. It does not need to be portable because we have the Sidekick which is great. I loved buying a new wheel but my friend uses it much more than I do and I hate to disturb her project to start one of my own. Taking bobbins off and on is difficult to get the tension exactly the same each time and I'm not sure it really matters.
One other factor, Maryland Sheep and Wool festival is coming soon so I can try out several new wheels there to help me decide. I am looking for suggestions as to new or used and what wheel you like and why. I have been spinning for about 3 years.