if only a 1x30 sander was locally available. i'd have bought one in a heartbeat and never consider this.It's a step up from a Chef's Choice but for the $$ it's not worth it when you consider that a 1x30 sander is a fraction of the price..... but without angle guides of course.
shipping over a 1x30 sander to my country would also be very expensive. so the fact that thing is smaller (which makes it cheaper to ship!) and has some nice tweaks i am actually considering to get one.