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I have a little alterations shop, I also teach sewing. So you can believe me when I say I spend a significant amount of time ripping stitches out, especially when I teach. This little gem is amazing, I can't believe it took me so long to buy one. As other reviewer have stated there is a little bit of a learning curve, but my sewing students are 4-H kids and they picked it up really quickly. In fact several of them got electric seam rippers for Christmas lol. It's not great for very fine fabrics, especially fine stretchy fine fabrics, but everything else is a go. Typically I use a manual seam ripper to get the opening started before I set the electric seam ripper to it. The other thing it's great for is removing beads. Sometimes I get wedding gowns that are bead encrusted right where an alteration needs to be done, this is the perfect tool for shaving them off. Now if only I could find a tool to speed up sewing them back on I'd be all set!