Relatively inexpensive. Fine for home use. Looks similar, similar wattage to various other cutters. ~10 seconds of trigger activation to reach cutting temperature for Dyneema. Cools down relatively quick. Cutting blade replacements available is a plus. Quick, simple (couple set screws) blade replacement. Adequate length cord. The cord like on most inexpensive electric tools is a bit on the stiff side. 3*s for now. 4*s for casual use if the unit is durable. So far, limited use (~50 cuts). No trigger lock. Probably a good thing to prevent the unit from burning out, but inconvenient. For casual use the price of a "pro" quality cutter is hard to justify. This unit if it is durable should meet the needs for most home, casual users.