Dust collection works well and can be attached to either side. It has carbide blades included and so far they have held up. I don't really see much of a reason to need a lot of power as you are limited in width and depth of cut and I have never had reason to think mine was under powered.
If this were a tool that I used every day I might want to look at a more expensive tool but since it was not I went with the lower price.
This use to come in two models, one included a case the other not. I have not looked to see if this is still the situation. If that is important to you then see if that can still be purchased.
I have no idea if you can buy this tool where you are???