Well, almost $1000 dollars and I get No stand, a small wheel Vs a cool running 10 inch , no dresser and no machined telescoping tubes to raise and lower the wheel. Oh one half horse power instead of a full horse. No need to guess which motor has the most net torque. Fireball gives me all the above and a powder coat finish. Getting back to the machined telescoping tubes, there machined to have a tight fit and take out play in a mechanism that moves the blade up and down. What design does Magna use to allow up/down movement and keep the wheel rock steady. What is the difference? Now I'll accept your softer stone will wear fast enough to avoid the dresser. I'll also assume the componds in your stone come off fast enough to keep the heat down but how can a soft stone compare to a hard stone for putting on the sharpest edge? The wood working industry uses fine grain ceramics for the real sharp edge. OK we are talking lawn mower blades that hit rocks ten minutes later not paring chisels but hopefully you see my point. For $1000 I want fast and sharp. The final question is why can't I put a similar mini elevated table on a Fireball and call it a Mulcher blade sharpener with a dresser, a powder coat paint job, big 10 inchwheel,massive machined tele-tubes,twice the power and a massive stand? I'm not trying to burn Magna, it seems like a top contender but I need hard details in order to understand your design vs. Fireball. I have to buy one or the other next week.