I got this little tool from a friend years ago. At first I thought "why the heck do I need this?" Before long I realized what a handy tool it is to have on hand. I mostly use it to make holes for brads (be careful - it's very sharp!). You can also punch holes for hand stitching. One thing you should never do is try to clean out your eyelet hole punch with it. I broke the tip off mine doing that so it no longer punches nice clean holes. I'll have to invest in another because I use it a lot.
I used to use a thumbtag to make holes for brads and then I found this tool at a store. I wasn't so sure at first whether this would be better but ever since I've tried it, I've used it a lot!!!
It is so easy to make a hole with this whether you're going to use a brad or to make stitches.
It is really sharp and I always keep the little protective cap on it came with.
I'd recommend this to anyone!
I bought this tool after I took a beginner class for scrapbooking and it's been my favorite tool ever since! I actually used my first one so much that I wore it out and had to replace it. I use this tool for everything from piercing paper for a brad to helping pull a thread through after sewing on a page to cleaning out the tip of my glue bottle. I'd be so lost with out this tool!
Gone are the days of me using a pin, pen, or random semi-sharp object to poke holes. I reach for this paper piercer all the time. I'd wanted one for a long time and once I finally got it, I would never give it up. I wish they sold them in a variety of diameters, as sometimes I'd like a larger hole with the same ease and convenience of this tool.
I have the whole set from MM that this piercer comes in and I have to say that out of the whole set this is the tool that I reach for the most, by far. For every brad I use and every hand stitching job I do (yes, i said HAND stitching... I don't machine... LOL) I grab my trusty paper piercing and pierce my paper as needed. love this thing!