This is my first spindle and I think it's decently balanced and easy to use. There are a few rougher spots on the whorl but since it's unfinished, I sort of expected that. The whorl has slipped down the shaft while I've been spinning once or twice—mostly when I start fresh again—but pulling it back up and snugging it into place seems to hold it where it needs to be.
Finding the item I wanted and then placing the order was a breeze! Shipping was faster than expected, too!! I will definately be a repeat customer!!!
Great...easy to spin with.