This little set of pruners are very well constructed and held up to my normal style of abuse fairly well. It's a well known fact I get the most out of any product that I buy ussally to the point of destruction if ti doesn't perform to my specifications. I must say this product stood up to me and my "testing" I was very pleasaed witht he comfortable handles. Handles are a very important feature for me when i do this kind of work I tend to go non-stop until I am done since I don't much like it anyway. I would have to say the gardenPals Garden Bypass Pruner made my clean up work in my yard a little easier. I would definetly recommend this tool to anyone seeking such a tool. It is a very good value for the under five dollar price. Really at the price I paid I feel like this item paid for itself the first time I used it many times over. I will keep an eye out for more "GardePals" products if the the pruners are a guage of their quality I will become a permanent user of the brand. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality.