I have had a creation for four years and have never had a problem it. It's a good machine for basic cutting It has a decent size buffer which helps eliminate some of the the erratic cutting that can happen with large files. The price is right and other than changing the blade a couple of times I have never had to do any maintenance. It is not as good for complex sign work as the higher end machines Due to the limited features and average tracking for long cuts, However I have cut signs as long as 20' with it. you just have to really make sure your media is loaded nice and straight.