I've had my 9000 for a couple weeks now and just got notification that my stand and balancer will ship today. Having used a hand grinder for sharpening my blades all these years I finally bought a blade sharpener and only regret that I didn't do it sooner. Not only am I getting a better edge on my blades but I am now getting the correct angle. The ultimate test came today when I was mowing one of my lawns which had those pretty little yellow flowers that seemed to be attatched to barb wire stems. They were no match for the blades I sharpened on my 9000. And this was after the blades have been used a few hours. I showed my Exmark dealer blades that I sharpened on the 9000 and now he is interested in getting a Magnamatic. While I had a few questions about the 9000, they were all answered almost immediately when I e-mailed this company. Buying this sharpener has been a real plus for my business and dealing with this company has been a pleasure.