Pros: These are very strong, I purchased several because of the guarantee
Cons: The reinforcement half way up the tines makes it difficult to use, weather on pavement, mats, dirt, or turf. It catches against the ground and prevents you from being able to do the 'scoop' action.
Comments: I would not purchase this model again. That little horizontal bar reallt makes clean up MUCH more difficult compared to my rakes without that.