I laughed at my husband when he picked up the Garden Claw Gold. We were looking for something cheap to till up a little garden area. But I decided that for $15, it was at least worth a try. It came in 3 pieces. Assembly required you to put 2 screws in it and 30 seconds later I was out in the front flowerbed with it! The bed was overgrown with grass & I had spent half a day trying to rip it up by hand with little progress made. After 15 minutes this thing had turned the whole area & I just had to go through and pick out the weeds. I was in shock! Although it did do a great job, I wore some lovely blisters on my hands. I would suggest wearing gloves while using the Garden Claw. I also tried it in an area of the yard that I chose for my garden. This was a regular grassy area & it took quite a bit of effort to get it started, but once I got a few turns in, it wasn't too bad. The Garden Claw Gold is easy to assemble and easy to use. You simply push the claw into the ground and turn the handle. It takes a little strength, but works quickly and efficiently. I found that it was well worth the $15 I paid for it.