I regularly create binders for my greyhound rescue group and find that this is a dependable, sturdy, easy-to-use hole punch. Instead of a few pages at a time, I can punch holes in up to 40 sheets of paper very easily. I like the gel handle also - it helps my palms from getting sore and tired!
This was a very nice family gift. The slick shape and color of both the pen and the mechanical pencil sets them apart from the common designs at the mall. To reiterate, this was a very nice and inexpensive anniversary gift.