I got this enormous punch to punch tags from photos, mainly as gift tags, but now that I've got it, I can think of lots of other uses for it. It has a clear plastic cover on the bottom that creates a reservoir to hold the punched tags until you're ready to retrieve them. Only one caveat: since I'm using photos, I turn the punch upside down to see that I'm placing the photo where I want it (for punching out faces especially). But the punch isn't made such that it's easy to punch upside down like that, so I have to hold the lever down just enough to keep my photo in place as I turn the punch back to the upright position for punching. Kind of awkward/cumbersome. To be fair, though, this huge a punch can be expected not to work too well upside down. All in all, it's a great tool and I'm glad I have it.