After I purchased a broadfork from a DIFFERENT company and used it in my raised bed no-till garden with very few rocks and soft earth, and after only two passes over the rows, the number 2 and 4 tines had twisted into pretzel shapes, I returned that fork and began researching higher-quality broadforks. I came across the COBRAHEAD and was immediately impressed with the 1/2" tines and the sturdy construction. I ordered it, and though there was delay in shipping due to illness at the manufacturing facility, it was definitely worth the wait. This fork is almost indestructible. I've done multiple flowerbeds, my raised garden rows, and broken up a grass-thatched strawberry bed. It hasn't even flinched! I'm very happy with the product, the quality, and the service from the company. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tool.