I love this swift! It folds up so easily for safe storage when not in use, it is perfectly smooth and doesn't catch or snag yarn, and it spins silently. The main selling point on this swift compared to others for me is the fact it can work on floors or other flat surfaces without the need to be dependent on a table like some of the other styles of swifts that come with a table clamp end only. With the flat, hexagon shape of the stand on this swift as long as you don't spin it too quickly it can even be used on the floor, which can be really nice in a pinch or when you are trying to get enough distance between a ball winder and the swift to get exactly the right tension on your yarn ball as you want. I wouldn't buy any other swift than this one. I know it is a bit expensive, but you won't regret it! It is a real workhorse and work every penny.