"The shears have a pretty bad hinge design, the bolt that was used is not long enough to fully engage the lock nut which allows the nut to loosen. This causes the shears to have quite a bit of a gap when closing, which doesn't let you cut much (it bends most things). I was able to considerably improve it by removing the large washer which seems unnecessary and adding a lock washer with a standard nut and flipping the final washer around so the less smooth side faced the nut. I then lubricated the parts that should be sliding on each other and that seems to fix the nut from backing out. There is a still a bit of a gap, but it is now close enough to cut well enough.
Besides that the quality control doesn't seem to be that great. The shears have some very small divots from whatever was used to shape the handles, the shovel was not coming outof the handle quite straight, and the rake's welded prongs (or whatever they are called) were not welded on quite straight.
My girlfriend did really like it though and I guess that is what actually matters"
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