This is so much better than the old guillotine cutters. Grazing your finger under the blade won't cut you because you have to push down to engage the blade for cutting. I love that safety so my (supervised) kids can cut their own papers. I've been saying for a very long time I need a paper cutter to get crisp lines but thought it would be pricey. I didn't know these existed. It's lightweight and I store it on a shelf with a stack of books. The cuts are crisp and clean.