That isn't my sander, mine have much more wear than that one. The only down side I can think of is after using one for a good while it will sure make the back hurt.Since the O.P. seems to be MIA, I just had to comment on the P.C. sander in the picture. Wow, it looks like new and I'm sure works better than anything on today's market. People that have never used one have no idea how well they work. (I had a Skil 4 1/2 x 26 that was far superior to anything made today.) Hope you keep it, and hand it down to someone who will use and appreciate it.