I have only practiced with this punch, but I think I will like it and as the directions state, it will take practice to get used to using it. One note: getting the paper flush to the corner to make the punch is not as easy as I would like. The paper seems to be getting caught on part of the punch as you slide it in and the catch is more noticeable with thicker paper. I hope as I get more comfortable with the tool that this will get better. I love punches and I love the idea of being able to make the different designs that are available with this punch (especially since I have not gone techno with my scrapping and I do not own a cricut or any other kind of die cutting machine) and I would probably buy another Lucky 8 punch.