This has lots of features, most of which I'll probably never use. A skate sharpener or de-burrer? Sorry, but I'll leave that stuff to the capable staff at my local hockey shop. I bought this in order to remove old tape from my stick, and it performs that function very well, indeed. Your fingers will thank you - instead of painstakingly pulling off one strip at a time, this tool, slices right through the tape, allowing it to be pulled off in big chunks. In other words, it takes the tedious removing of tape and makes it easy, leaving the fun part: re-taping the stick. Not an essential purchase, but one that will definitely make your life easier. Recommended.