Seems well built. The 1400w version is powerful, and the operator needs to hold on quite tight, but after some practice it becomes easier. Perhaps an option to have two speeds might help. The machine is French, so instructions all in that language, but assembly very straightforward. Also a continental two-pin socket for connection to the extension flex, so adaptor needed. The price is remarkably low (relative to the less powerful versions). I did note that the model plate shows it was built in 2016, which may explain the price. An awful lot quicker and better than a spade!