I had a cheap Lidl sander before this one. The Lidl sander fell apart while I was sanding a floor and having read the reviews of the Skill sander I decided to take a chance. The sander is much more robust has an easy belt change and , most importantly for me, has an excellent vacuum cleaner extraction attachment. The Skil 1215 completed the floor without any problem. Tip: buy some additional belts at the same time, you only get one with the sander. I bought two packs of Silverline 862553 and they are excellent in both value and quality.