I fell in love with this tool after my son bought it for an eagle scout project 3 years ago. For a woman, this tool is worth every single penny. It is super easy to hold, even when your shoulders get tired because of the adjustable strap handle and the added flip down handle. Allows sanding in most tight spaces and the disc last forever. We originally used it for wood porch posts, but since then it has been successfully used on rock flower wall and bottom hull of boat...same original sanding disc, amazing! Think about laying on your back to prep a boat hull and you will see what I mean about being able to hold this tool overhead for extended periods of time...no changing out sandpaper every 5 minutes for sure!