I liked the Suncraft swivel peeler so much that I bought the julienne version as well. It took a little practice, but I finally got the technique right and it's very efficient. The action is like sharpening a pencil: great for veg, but also produces neat shreds of cheese. I find it much safer than my old julienne peeler, which had the blade set at right angles and frequently julienned my hand as well. The long handle makes this peeler much easier to control and there's a safe distance between you and whatever you're shredding. Every cook needs both of these – I haven't chopped an onion with a knife since I bought them. Between them, they slice and shred everything.