It's more than a small step up. Often these models are mistakenly (IMO) dismissed as junk. It's direct drive with a low mass arm, not a clunky idler changer from 15 years prior. It may not be as substantial as the earlier s-arm models, nor may it win awards, but it is considerably superior to a BSR. I was at Sears Hardware yesterday and they also have a section where they carry every screw. In fact, it looks more comprehensive than the section at Ace.