I have been seriously needing a regular sized hole punch (read: 1/4 inch) which would punch more than one or two pieces of thin paper, and this does just that while also having the advantage of being able to see where you are punching for precision in hole-placement (open the trash piece). It's wonderful, and I am so happy to finally be able to find this!! I have a Crop-A-Dile which is great for hole punching, of course, but the largest hole it punches is only 3/8" which seems so much smaller, and my binder rings do not slide very easily with that small of a hole. Voila, the Power Punch has come to my rescue! Darling, where have you been all my life? Love this! One of the absolute best investments I've made since purchasing the first Crop-A-Dile!! A must get!