We bought this for bug granules, every other handheld broadcast spreader we tried including the name brand ones clogged up in minutes, the granules would pulverize as they sifted through and get down inside where the gears were somehow and they'd seize up. Maybe they were more for grass seed than pesticide. The Chapin didn't, it worked great. This review is based on one time use, but it seems like a good item for the money, and it spread those granules just fine.
I have gone through the Scotts brand of hand held spreader, and they were not only difficulty to operate bc the rotation swivel was always getting stuck, but they did not last long at all.
With CHAPIN, I felt the ease of turning the knob from its initial use. I just love it!!!!