I have had this small Xyron for, oh, I don't know... a year maybe? I didn't fiddle around with it to see how it works, so I never even pulled it out of the box. Well, that changed last night. I kind of did the same thing with my Crop-a-dile. I had it for six months before I even opened the package. And we all know how great a crop-a-dile is, right?