(Crafters) Buy this machine you will be so over the moon that you have. I have spent so much money on cutting machines, so many different makes. They get blunt so quickly, and you have to spend more money for new blades and discs to keep them cutting, I have never been happy with any of them. Most of them have guards in the way, and I could never cut where I really wanted too. With this Guillotine, there is no guard blocking your view, you don' have to slide your card under anything to cut it. I can't rate it highly enough. It has a good weight to it, and it is made of metal. It is not going to break, it will last you years. They also make an A3 size as well. For those of you that worry about not having a guard to it, I'm 65 this year, and when I was in school at the age of 10, Guillotines were what we had to use for all our cutting projects in our art lessons. I was never affraid to use them as a child, in fact I really loved making things at that early age. We were just taught to be careful when using them. When I was looking for yet another cutting machine, and I came across this one, I just had to have it. I can't praise it enough.