This is not at all like the little branch benders. This is the real deal. It's heavy and leaves no doubt that it’s going to adjust the material as desired. Because of the weight and size. It takes some adjusting to set on the tree. But once that is accomplished, it really does work well. It’s strong and the padding is more than adequate to protect the tree. I didn’t try it on any larger material. But I would guess it would bend branches over an inch in diameter.