We have been using these posts for years. We buy 10 gross at a time, so I don't expect that they are individually inspected. There is an occasional damaged post. Less than 1%. But these are so good that we put up with that. They are very strong and only break under very abusive situations. Only wish there were zero nickel posts available in this quality. Highly recommended. Be aware they are a little longer and thicker than cheaper posts. Half star off for nickel content.