I am so glad I spent the money & bought this. I was skeptical at first, but this works great. If you have a get together you can break it apart, so you have 2 cutting boards. I wasn't sure how well it would cuts photo's, especially since you can touch the blade and it feels dull. But it works like a champ. You don't have to worry about your kids getting injured on the blade. I didn't know when I bough this, the the sliding trimmer also has changeable blades, so that you can make wavy cuts too. This is a must have tool! And how I love my scrapping tools!