We bought this food saver after the one we had for several years finally died. We chose this model mainly because of the wider seal. Since we purchased it about 6 months ago we have used it fairly frequently and it has worked very well. We belong to a warehouse store and buy hamburger and chicken in bulk. After getting it home we divide them up into more manageable sizes and seal them up with the food saver before freezing them. This has saved us quite a bit of money over the years. Another thing that we do, since we live in wisconsin is to grill a large amount of hamburgers and chicken breasts in the fall, seal them and freeze them. We can then enjoy them over the winter without having to drag the grill out of a snow bank. Very happy with this item.
P.S. don't bother with the pre made bag, get the roll and make them yourself, FAR more economical.