Never ever have I been so pampered! I've always bought the stainless steel kind, and they break every once a while, but the moment I got my hands on this set, I knew this would be the last set I'll ever need. It is very strong. It is slightly heavier than the others, but it's only because it is very tough. It clips quickly. It hasn't worn yet, and I doubt it will for a long time. It comes with two clippers, and a file, so it works out well for the family.