I like the sander. It's bigger than my 3 X 21 and more powerful. Unfortunately, I also bought a sanding shoe for more precise work. The sanding shoe is not available in the USA. Don't ask me why, I don't know. I bought the shoe through a company in British Columbia, Canada. Unfortunately, the shoe will not work with the sander without modifying the steel/cork plate on the bottom of the sander. I talked to both Makita USA and Makita Canada and got no help from either. There advice, cut up the steel/cork plate and make it work. Not good customer support as far as I'm concerned.