Thanks for your opinion which I value. I am now looking at the single speed sanders that are less expensive. I didn't see the Craftsman yet but I'll look for it on the net for Rona & Reno Depot both carry the line in Quebec. We don't have any Lowe's because they kept the existing names here. I used to get so many magazines every time they would hit the news stands I was there. I now have so many that I haven't bought one in over a year. When I need an article I flip through the apx. 200 or so that I have and enjoy articles that I forgot were there.
Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.