I wish I had listened to the countless reviews and forum posts and purchased this tool to start. The quality to this and the cheaper options are night and day. This is the spring bar tool you want to have if you are going to be changing your own straps. If you are serious about the hobby and enjoy a variety of straps, you will most likely be buying this eventually. I bought a cheap option and after breaking all the included tips, struggling with the poor fit with the tips coming out, and now I own the Bergeon that I should have purchased in the first place.