I have owned this band saw for about two years now and have been very happy with its performance and design. I was actually going to purchase a Rikon band saw and changed my mind because of the price difference. A Rikon saw is almost twice as much as this Craftsman band saw and although I found it to be a nice band saw, I don't think it's worth the extra price. I purchased this because I was going into woodworking, which never took off. I have kept it to do different projects around the house and have found it to be an excellent band saw. It was very easy to put together, and the manual was simple to follow. The frame is large and well made, and the legs are made of cast iron so it's made to last a lifetime. Also, it has two different speeds, and works better and cuts wood faster than my jigsaw. It's actually more powerful than I thought it would be for this type of saw as it has 1 horsepower which I thought would mean it would be slow. I love this Craftsman saw and recommend it to anyone in the market for a modestly priced band saw.