Although I wouldn't mind if there were more metal around the screw-holes, these pulls seem to be very strong. I ordered the smaller size. Since these 3 and 1/4 inch or 82 mm (actually 82.5) long pulls actually fit, I didn't have to re-drill the holes. I have and older home and cannot find this size at any local hardware store. The only reason I did not give five stars is because some of the screws are unusually weak. I stripped a few of the screws and all I was doing was screwing them into wood with pre-drilled holes. I will be calling customer service to see if they will ship replacements.