Get the durability you expect and need from a plastic embroidery hoop without the expense. 5T's hoops are Made in the USA by Durkee. All Durkee Hoops have a guarantee on the plastic component of the round hoops for a lifetime against manufacturer's defects. We will exchange the plastic component at no cost provided the breakage is not due to abuse or using the parts in a manner not consistent with commercial embroidery practises. We also offer a total satisfaction guarantee. We will refund or exchange any product within 30 days of purchase for any reason. Frames:Constructed from high impact plastics reduces vibration through the hoop.Brass inserts for all screws -- Moulding in brass inserts reduces the chance for screws to loosen by providing greater holding power. Light texture on hooping surface area -- Texturing the hoop's surface provides better holding of garments during sewing for better registration.Extra height -- The additional height of the hoop also helps in holding thicker, hard-to-hold garments. Directional guides -- Directional guides make centering designs effortless. Adjusting Rings: Constructed from high impact plastics -- The high impact plastic makes the DE ring of the hoop unbreakable. Thumb screw is larger and longer than our competitors' -- The larger size of the thumbscrew provides more torque, so it is easy to adjust and opens wide for thick garments. Wide space for thumb screw adjusting -- The extra space for reaching the thumb screw also aids in adjusting the ring. Metal Clips: Extra long clips -- The length of the clips aid in reducing vibration through the hoop.Screws with lock washers -- Attaching the clips to plastic with screws and lock washers prevents the clips from vibrating loose. Zinc plating with clear chromate finish -- Zinc provides a harder surface that reduces wear, adding to the life span of the clip.