This cheese slicer worked OK for about 16 months, although it never sliced much cheese. The wire broke last week, and it seems Amazon does not sell replacement wires for this model.
When the wire broke, my guest, who was using the slicer to cut some cheddar cheese, said, "I guess this is only for cream cheese."
[Update July 13, 2011: I just found replacement wires on the Swissmar site, which are offered by Amazon for another Swissmar product. Here is what Swissmar said: "Wire replacement for # D1024 Dalla Piazza branded Cheese Slicer. Also fits Swissmar branded Adjustable Wire Cheese Slicer #S3009. Just undo screws on the sides of the slicer, replace wire, tighten screws. SKU: D0024."
Amazon sells these wires for $2.00 each. Search this Amazon site for "Dalla Piazza Replacement Wire for Adjustable Cheese Slicer."
I am still sticking with my one-star rating because these wires should last much longer, if not for a lifetime.]