This dumbbell handle was perfect for my needs. I had plenty of weight plates but needed the handles. These were very reasonably priced and they are SOLID. There are four and one half inches of threaded space on each end of the handle, so there is plenty of room even for bulky plastic-covered weight plates. The middle (handle) area of the bar is five inches long, and nicely knurled for a comfortable yet solid, slip-free grip. The overall length of the bar is fourteen inches. Whether this makes the bar TOO long for your purposes may be a consideration. (I do not find that to be a problem.) The threaded caps are also solid, they thread onto the bar easily, and they hold the plates firmly. They might loosen up a little over time if you are doing a lot of twisting movements with the dumbbells, but they will not fall off (unless they unwind the whole way off the bar, which would be virtually impossible because the weight plates would be rattling around before that happened). So this potential loosening is of absolutely no concern, but I mention it only for the sake of completeness.