I'm not an experienced scrapper, but I love this tool. It's indispensible and the most fundamental scrapping item. It was the first item I purchased and I use it constantly. Having the arm that pops out for larger measurements is wonderful. The motion of the blade is so smooth. Having the ruler marks on the paper holder is a great idea, and the crosshairs on the blade itself make it really easy to line things up. I use it to cut paper as well as photos and it never fails. It's also a convenient size. I'd highly recommend it.