I looked at a lot of lifts and their features and basis for any four post lift seemed pretty much the same to me. I was looking for something a little larger than normal top accommodate a long bed pickup truck which this lift easily does. It's got plenty of room for that and my hobby car. The lift arrived via freight and the outside packaging was pretty screwed up (obviously a carrier issue) and my first thought was about what might be missing. Fortunately, the way these things are packaged, it's pretty hard to loose a piece, but I was also assured that even if I was missing something, National Auto Tools would ship replacement pieces right out to me. I had never assembled one of these before and the instruction manual is a pretty good one. The only advice I'd give is to clear up some of the pictures. The pictures in mine were a little dark and made it difficult to see the detail I was looking for. However, as long as you call these guys within normal business hours, they are right there to offer quite, polite tech support. They texted me images and videos of the things I needed clarification on and my assembly went just fine. The lift is plenty sturdy and works perfectly. Great tool!