that is what i like about it if it brakes i can get it fixed i went to the rockler store where i leave and i really like the look and fill of it.Has good power. Holds up well even with abuse (employees!!). If needed, repair parts are readily available from factory. I've tried many others but now just have the Porter Cable!
thanks for your 2 cents.I'm nothing short of impressed with mine. I noticed right off that its body is larger in diameter (although stubby) and takes a different grip than the palm sanders I'm used to using. Might be challenging for someone with small hands. Dust collection is pretty good with the included container and even better with my small shop vac.
The motor doesn't run wild when you don't have the sander under load, which is nice...It holds its RPM very well when you really push down into the workpiece as well. The variable speed feature is nifty although I admittedly haven't used it much yet.
No buyers remorse here. :no: