Top positive review
Easy to handly, it is like a big pencil; don't buy the template; noisy model, not for extended use.
on July 25, 2016
It is very easy to handle and the little template was not necessary. It is like a big pencil, so you only need a little practice to make things clean and legible. If you can get a cheaper version without the template, save the money. I used the template only on the scrap piece, it is too hard to line up the letters because they made it opaque. You would need to make lines on the material that you could see when the little template is in place in order to use it. (a clear template would be a BIG improvement!) The machine itself is fine, but noisy. I used it in spurts because it would be too noisy to use it continuously. If you need something you can work with for an hour or more, then get good ear plugs or another option. You would go deaf using this for long periods of time.