I own a Weston Pro 2300 and have had it for about 5 years without issue. This is the same vacuum sealer that is rebranded for Cabelas. It is a dual pump machine, which gives you more negative pressure. At this price point, the Weston sealer met all of my requirement. The less expensive units sold at Walmart, are single pump. Others will argue rightly so, that a vacuum chamber vacuum sealer is better. They are correct, but they are also $1000.00 plus. If you do not run a commercial business to repackage goods, I would go with a Weston. Another thing to consider is if you are going to try and vacuum seal mylar bags. The weston will do it, but it is a little tricky. Vacuum chamber models, no problem. Search Youtube there are several tests of the unit.