The first day the Original Purple Gypsy Gripper came into the store, I loved it!! I bought one that first day to use at home. It makes the ruler so easy to pick up and to find on the cutting table. It also makes the ruler so much easier on my arthritic hands. I just push down, instead of having to hold my fingers in a cramped position. Also, there are no cut finger tips with the Gypsy Gripper!