This paper holder and dispenser is well made and it works just as you would imagine. Loading a roll of paper onto the rod is quite simple. The wood is sanded very smooth and the edges are eased just slightly to prevent catching your fingers on. There are even rubber strips on the bottom so that it doesn't slide across the table as you use it. It's also got a low profile so it doesn't stand out so much on my desk. The "cutting" portion works well but is a bit fussy. It's a piece of wood with a sharp corner. You do have to make sure to run your hand firmly down the wood rod as you tear off a sheet of paper to make sure that it tears cleanly.