I love this stapler, but after using it approximately 30 times it has broken. I was putting staples in it and the plastic 'band' inside it broke lose and it's impossible to put back together. It is not very well made, but given I stocked up on a huge supply of mini staples, I now have to shell out for a new one PLUS shipping to Australia or find something else to use and have my album not match. I'm extremely careful with my scrap tools because they cost so much to ship here. I'm really not happy, and will think twice before I buy Tim Holtz tools again. Such a shame.