This is much more sturdy than the folding model, and much more effective than any other that I've seen or used, which is all on the market. The 32" model is the better choice for length. Not too short, not too long. Any shorter and you must bend over slightly. Any longer and you have difficulty putting the brass into a can held in your other hand. However, if you put the can on the ground and drop brass into it, then the length is not so important. Unless you are using the shorter models which are a bit too short IMO. YMMV.