I have recently gotten back into sewing. We lost our home to Hurricane Laura, so I am having to start over. The fit in my hand is perfect, easy to use. Balance is very good, the guard is easy to operate. Blades are super sharp, cut with ease. As my silly hubby said they cut through the fabric like butter. With this cutter I have been able to start a new quilt, and it has been nice to see everything come together so easily.