"and more importantly using a spindle clamp like what KAB sells."
Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents here. Using a spindle clamp does have its merits but don't forget to work out a way to center the disc....EVERY disc....before transfer. I use enough mats to raise the record above the spindle then use a weight instead of a clamp.
Also, although I DO NOT OWN ONE, I recommended and set up a Stanton ST.150, the one with the "S" tone arm, for a friend to use in a transfer lab environment. They are delighted with the performance so far. This turntable has many features that are potentially useful to the serious transfer engineer such as +/-8, 25, & 50 % speed deviation. The deck is continuously variable in all three modes. Also there is a reverse mode. I do not advocate playing records backward for obvious reasons but I've found benefits regarding preparing certain cold cut lacquers for transfer. It's too lengthy to motivate a typed explanation here. Again, I do not own one of these but would like to have the chance to do a more lengthy evaluation and would like to hear from others who have had experience with them.