As a professional woodworker making a living I can definitely justify the price. If I were just a hobbyist woodworker..... I would still buy their sanders and vac. The dust collection on their tools are simply amazing and just like many other woodworkers I always dreaded sanding. So, at least now there's not dust everywhere. Not to mention how much quieter and smoother their sanders are than every other brands I've owned. Porter Cable, DeWalt & Makita.