First of all, as other reviewers have said, you want to get the 6 litre straining bag to go with this - it'll keep the fruit inside the press as you squeeze it and helps with the clearing up afterwards. Why they don't include one with this item I have no idea.
The metal parts of this press are good and sturdy and there was never any doubt in my mind that it could cope with the pressure I was putting on it. Be a little careful with the wooden slats - they're screwed onto the two bands and I accidentally pressed on one a bit too hard and pushed it away from the screw. I'm sure it's easily repaired and it didn't get in the way of further pressing.
The metal parts are painted a lovely, glossy red - and this WILL get chipped and scraped as you use it. Just accept it - it's inevitable.
Not shown in the photo is the fact that there are screw holes on each of the feet of the stand. Save yourselves a lot of time and screw the press onto something - we had a large board we could use, big enough that we could place it on the floor, sit on it, and then you'll find it much, much easier to tighten the press as tight as you've got strength for, which will improve the amount of juice you get out of it.
You will need additional wooden blocks, especially if the press is not full of fruit when you start. I "borrowed" some wooden cubes from Number 3 son's toy basket, which worked really well.