I had been looking for a tool of this type for some time, but everything I'd seen was either hand-held only, too expensive or not of the quality that I'd expect to do a proper job. The quality of this tool is excellent, the stainless steel blade is robust and does the job perfectly, used in either in dry or wet conditions. The blade has a handy plastic cover to protect it when not in use. Once you get the hang of how to position the blade, weeding with this tool is so easy. You do have to have a reasonable gap inbetween patio flags, etc., in order to get the blade in, very small gaps would have to resort to the weed killer spray and pull up best could by hand, though even in cases like these the tool blade will comfortably temporily cut the tops off the weeds off even if not able to pull out by the root. Overall this tool was a good purchase and I'm glad to say won't be one of those many gadgets that look impressive and promise the world but end up not being used again. Quality, price, you can't fault this item. Shame it too me so long to find it!