I had been buying hardware cloth in local hardware stores (Home depot and Lowes), but their price continued to increase, and the stuff was really hard to work with, so I thought I would give Amazon a chance to compete, and ordered this product from them. I was happy to discover that it was 100% easier to work with, and to cut to the sizes I needed, and since I had PRIME, (it got here in 2 days free shipping. When I totaled the cost of the mesh from the hardware stores, and the gas i needed to go get it, Amazon won the purchase, and saved me a buck or two,) as well as being very strong. I used it, to put around various places on the mobile chicken coops I had built, to keep the varmints out of the coop, and protect my chickens. It works great. I was so happy with it, that I ordered another one for another coop I had built. When I got the second one, I discovered it was not 1/2 inch hole size, but 1 inch instead. That was no big deal, so I just kept it and used it, but I would recommend that if you order it for a specific project, make sure it will work for that project when you get it. The larger holes that came in my second order, was OK for my use, no varmints were going to get through the 1 inch holes, so I had no problem.