I will admit that I have very limited experience with Sanders, but my experience with this one is fairly positive.
My wife and I purchased this sander in order to do a few DIY type projects; mainly repainting an old dresser we bought off of Craigslist. The wood was extremely rough in many spots and we figured it would be quite hard to work with. My wife did all of the sanding herself, without too much trouble, and the finish came out very uniform and beautiful. The sanding took place over several days at long intervals, so far we've had no problems at all.
It may not be the best sander on the market, but for DIY projects, I'd say it's well worth the price!
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