In our contemporary world, you usually get much less than you pay for - plastic and aluminum crap that wears out rapidly. With this jig you get way more than what you paid for. All of the parts of this jig are beautiful, extremely well-made, durable steel, and function perfectly. Of all of the woodworking tools I have purchased in this price range, this jig stands apart (very far apart). It is truly a grizzly bear of a tool!