When I opened this I felt it looked a little flimsy but it certainly does the job. With two Golden Retrievers and three cats (two longhair) we have a lot of fur. This gadget works magnificently on the bed, the couch and anything else where fur can gather. I have tried a lot of fur removal devices in my time and this is by far the best. Easy to clean too. Have only had it a couple of months so hoping it is going to last a very long time.