I received my broadfork last fall (2018), but only lately (in February 2019 ) have been able to use it in preparation for spring. I am 71, but in good health; however, I was worried the weight might wear me out in 10 minutes as I lifted and inserted it around the garden area. I used it for about an hour and it was much easier to use for the extended time than I anticipated. It was my first vigorous workout in the garden since last fall. I was sore the next morning, but it didn't last long. It was a good kind of sore you get after using lazy muscles. The soil was pretty moist and I have no rocks so it went very well. I think it was less tiring than using a shovel as I usually do when the vegetable garden has been invaded by weeds. As I like gardening activities for exercise, I think the broadfork is excellent as it uses muscles or arms, shoulders, back and legs although I need to alternate legs to keep them equally exercised. There are less expensive broadforks online, but in reading reviews of some of them, they aren't all made well. I don't think I will be having a problem with this one failing as long as I don't leave it outside to ruin the wooden handles. I loved using it.