Was hesitant to purchase without seeing how durable the product would be but decided to go ahead with the purchase. Have not been disappointed. The only concern that I had and still have is how long will it last even if I take excellent care of it regarding the cleaning, oiling, etc. I do wish the body of the slicer were a little more substantial in weight but used it to slice 10 whole pork tenderloins and had no problem whatsoever. Would highly recommend the product.