The Metabo is the more powerful machine of the two and is much the same as many other badged Asian sourced 260 P/Ts. such as the Record, Draper, and SIP. I've had the SIP version for some while and highly recommend it. Does all I've asked of it and has been very reliable. The only consideration is the weight. I've had to equip mine with wheels as it's too heavy to move around otherwise.