Okay..I'm an admitted Tool Junkie....and for distressing I have a Handheld Scraper & some Precision Files.... but this Tool is the Bomb!!! It came with a small piece of cardboard, so of course I distressed that immediately, then 1 piece of cardstock, then 2 at a time. But I wanted to see how many pieces of textured cardstock it could distress at one time, so I cut 10 small scraps of textured cardstock, and it did a FANTASTIC JOB ON ALL FOUR SIDES IN LESS THAN 1 MINUTE!!!! Can you imagine how long it would take to distress 10 or 20 or 50 small pieces of paper by hand?
As for those who say it's a little loud to operate, it sounds like a hand mixer on high---doesn't bother me a bit.
It's lightweight enough to hold in one hand and distress paper with the other, but it also has four sturdy rubber feet which makes it easy to place on a flat surface and it won't slide around. (I even tried it on an "interior" edge of cardstock).
Last, (but certainly one of my favorite features)...it has a handy Dust Compartment on the bottom, so you won't have "Paper Dust" EVERYWHERE!!
Make distressing EASY on your fingers & nails....buy the cute & powerful Zutter Distrezz-it-All...it's worth the price!!!!!!!!
The power cord is plenty long (4ft.- 4"), but wouldn't it be cool if some day, they came out with a Battery-operated version?
My daughter has one and we have had a lot of fun with the Zutter this past year. I did her anniversary card by hand and really decided at that time it was a definite need. Especially, when I could get it on SALE!!!!!
It is fast and you can do multiple sheets at the same time and a lot faster. I ordered this as my Christmas present to me. Waiting for the holidays to be over to play with mine. Several friends are gathering at my house to crop and they haven't seen a Zutter. It will really get a work out then.
I've used this little gadget on every layout since I got it last week. I wasn't sure how much I actually needed it, but once it arrived and I'd distressed everything in sight, I can honestly say I wish I'd ordered it sooner. It is my new favorite tool. The one before that was my crop-o-dial, and the one before that was my isotonic scissors, so I do not award "favorite tool" status lightly. A tool has to be really good for me to take the time to review it. This one is really good.
I pulled the Zutter - Distrezz It All out of the box and used it immediately upon receiving it. My first project was a small scrap book where I distressed the chipboard cover and about 20 pages of scrapbook paper. I gave it as a gift and my friend liked it. The Distrezz It All worked consistently regardless of the thickness of the paper. It does create a pile of fine dust but the trade off of not distressing by hand makes it work it!