I saw one review mentioning cracks, so I got mine out and checked it over carefully -- mine has no cracks
I put the pitter at the edge of the sink and the bowl for pitted cherries in the sink and it worked great!
But I was able to do 3# in 15 or 20 minutes and it isn't 'painful'
But the photographs look identical
I had a few pits get through, but it worked almost perfectly
Every once in while it will miss a pit, so it is not 100% perfect