The manual, low-force design reduces the amount of effort needed to create clean holes by up to 40% when compared to a standard paper punch. Fixed heads easily punch sheets. The soft grip handle not only makes it more comfortable, but also locks down to allow for more compact storage when not in use. A hole pattern in the punch base provides visibility into chip tray to see when it is full. An opening in the back and a removable base allow two options for quick and easy emptying of paper chips. Built-in ruler and edge guide deliver perfectly aligned punching of 9/32" holes. The perfect spacing helps you easily insert sheets into ring binders, folders and report covers. The durable metal construction is long lasting.