I got the same model a couple years ago during one of Foodsaver's periodic super deals, and it's been a good one to date. Be advised, however, that it can be problematic with wet items unless you set it in "moist" food mode. That, and the bags have been expensive, no matter where I've bought them.
We buy 2 sizes of long rolls, but sometimes we do buy the bags. If you get the long rolls you can cut them wherever you want to make exactly the size you need whether you are freezing steaks, a small roast, any ground meat, or vegetables. It takes longer because you are making two seals. I think the bags are also more expensive than the rolls.Those of you with food savers, do you you buy individual bags or do you buy long rolls? Can you say why?
We BBQd the last package of salmon over the weekend. Caught in Aug 2010. It was excellent, but I don't advise keeping salmon in the freezer that long. If you can, use it up in 6 months.You do have to get the air out before you seal. Packages last a long time. I've got 2 yr. old salmon steaks still in the freezer. BBQ'd a package last week and it was like the salmon was fresh-caught. Two years might be pushing it, so I will be using up the last of the salmon soon.