I find this product somewhat difficult to use. I am new in scrapbooking, yes but I still think it's hard to use. I can't get the pattern to cut continuously without having some of the paper with no pattern or cutting off some of the pattern of and then it looks incomplete.
I was able to use the punch as soon as it was delivered. Both pieces were easy to use and cut with sharp clear edges! Evan better than MS punches I have purchased in the past. I will continue to add to me collection of punch sets!!