I was hesitant to purchase this due to the upfront cost, but I am so happy I got this. It is very simple to use - it doesn't gum-up or break and holds excellent. Only problem is that I forget how to load the tape because I no longer have to refill after a layout or two (great problem to have!) Another huge plus is the cost of the adhesive - 36 yards @ $7 vs. Tombow Mono 6 pk. price of $10+ for the same amount. So, over time, you will end up saving money.