I previously had a mid-range Blackburn floor pump whose valve broke. Frustrated over the Blackburn's short life, I bought the best high end pump I could easily get my hands on. Compared to the Blackburn, this pump is simpler to use and feels more solid. Valve attachment is quick and it does work well for both presta and schrader valves. However, take care that you have a tube with a long enough valve as the pump needs some something to hold onto. The base attachment is solid. Aesthetically, the braided steel hose is icing on the cake. If you don't have perfect vision, you might want to make some large, more easily visible, critical tire pressures on the gauge.