Purchased this shovel on sale. I used it dig out for a French drain, and my yard is predominantly heavy heavy clay. The area where I was digging was also full of roots which made it extra fun. The shovel did great moving the heavy clay as well as using it to lever against the fibrous roots holding the soil together. Shovel is still holding up, all the connections are still tight without loosening so far. The only things I'm not so sure about is that cutter edge on the one side of the shovel - not sure if it was helping at all or not, but that doesn't detract at all from the performance of the shovel. All in all, very happy with this product. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a well built durable shovel.
I purchased 2 of these items and both handles broke.