Yes, this unit is pricey. However, this is the most amazing machine I’ve ever experienced. I’ve used a 10” $40 dollar buffer all my life, I didn’t have that much money. This Porter Cable will make your head spin. The engineering and power are phenomenal and you can’t ruin your car finish. I’m overwhelmed and my car looks better than the day it came off the line. 2012 Buick Regal absolutely rocks with this new Porter Cable and highly recommend for sure. Yes, it is hard work but and buyer of this product will be quite pleased.