My EasyCutter arrived before the weekend! At first I thought "Oh No! I wasted money on a tool I can't use!" Because when I tried to squeeze the devise to cut the woodsies' ends, it was too hard on my hands. But then I discovered I could lift the stick toward the blade while squeezing the grips with the other hand, and I was able to cut the end off hundreds of the darn sticks without too much discomfort. I'm not sure that's the way to use this tool, but it works for me!