Purchased this during the 20% off sale which put it around the same price point as the Vacmaster VP210. This unit seems better spec wise and on paper. Box arrived in ok condition and unit seemed to be well protected inside. After removing from box noticed the back panel fell off, a metal rail with welds fell out along with a screw. Seems to be the piece that secures the main control board to the unit. One of the wires to the three prong electric plug was also disconnected and bare. Not happy about this and does not seem safe to use. One would assume the unit was tossed around pretty good during shipping or storage. Looking to exchange ASAP with expedited/overnight shipping before my fridge full of meat goes bad. Will update my review in a few days but very upset right now.
Packaging was in horrible shape. Sealer was covered in oil that had leaked out during shipping. Seems to work.
Once the time and temperature was tweaked just a little, the vacuum sealer was all and more than what I expected. For those who foresee vacuum sealing forever in a residential environment this is exactly what you need.
Great purchase!! We do a lot of canning and freezing of our own fruits, veggies and meats. This sealer works perfectly.