I have owned other brands and this has surpassed my expectations. It is not uncommon for the plastic on these to crack but this one has held up very well and the construction seems to be superior. I run an oil compressor and this filters out the oil and water very well. It is easy to use and I would recommend it for the home mechanic or the diy. I would imagine that a larger filter is needed for a professional mechanic as this filter can fill up with some extended use. There was no air links when I hooked it up with teflon tape and two air hoses. If you drag your hose a lot I would recommend getting a rubber gasket big enough to fit around the end of the filter to prevent it from dragging on the floor. This can scratch up when dragged on the floor.