I was looking for the best finish sander I could find, when I came across a review by a woodworker who was comparing all of the top finish sanders on the market. The Makita was his highest ranked sander, and the top brand I was going to buy received quite a few failing marks, so I bought the Makita and I must say I am totally delighted with it. It is well constructed and solid, has a simple but effective system for mounting and punching the sandpaper, and the dust bag actually works well, with very little dust getting in the air. It is smooth in operation, and comfortable in your hand. I certainly would recommend this sander to a friend.