This heavy-duty sifter is built to take the use and abuse of the professional land trapper or the part-timer running a few sets. If you are tired of buying a new sifter every season, take a look at the Mega Sifter. Professionally welded, it features an expanded metal bottom with a diamond pattern 1/4” x 3/4”. This may be larger than what you have used in the past, but this larger screen will give you a more natural, rougher looking pattern over your trap. It has the added advantage of not clogging, like the small mesh screens do in damp soils. The 14 gauge solid metal sides measure 8” x 7”. The height of the sidewalls is 2-1/2”. One of the long sides is angled outwards, so it is easy to scrape up a sifter full of dirt. Solidly constructed, this quality tool will last a lifetime, unless you lose it.