I went on the Martha Stewart channel and saw how they used these double punches. To be completely honest I am disappointed by them. I really don't see the point of this punches the way they were "meant to be used" because it just doesn't work. The only way that it cuts (leaving the a few edges attached) like the video says is if you use a SUPER THIN paper but if you want to use that technique with regular card stock, you might as well forget it. And to answer whether or not this punch cuts like a regular punch, it definitely does. You just have to call your muscular boyfriend or hubby so they can punch them for you, ha!! I gave it to my husband and he was never able to do the double punch technique BUT he was able to punch it out completely. Check out this youtube video HERE to see how this youtuber used this punch.