I am thinking of trying out a vacuum sealer. I've seen several inexpensive models online and they all seem to get mixed reviews. Being the cheap frugal person that I am, I decided to check ebay and it seems there are a number of older, US made (I'm a big fan of Made-in-USA) sealers at reasonable prices, apparently in good working order. So my questions are:

Is the Dazey Seal A Meal Model 5600 a vacuum sealer, or just a sealer?
Is there anything else I should consider? Features I might not be aware of?

I like the idea of starting with something inexpensive and see if I like the concept in practice as much as theory before shelling out the big bucks.