This vacuum has turned out to be very strong and sturdy, and easy to use. When I first got it, I admit to having fun seeing how many quarters, chunks of concrete and other things I could suck or lift up with it. The vacuum didn't even miss a beat. It is quieter than my previous vacuums, but much more powerful and "solid." All the attachments work well, and the longer hose has made it handy to use around (and outside) the garage. I've had it for quite a while now, and it's still going strong even with heavy use on my shop projects. Good deal.