The stiletto point enables you to hold pieces in place easily and is especially helpful when piecing or attaching bindings. You can keep the tip of the stiletto in place on the fabric almost until the needle reaches the point. It is impossible to keep your fingers in place when you get that close to the needle. The other end of the tool is angled at just the right degree to make a surface for pressing seams open. There is no need to move to the ironing board for just a small seam. You can press right at your machine! The stiletto/pressing tool is very lightweight so hands don't get tired. Turnings on the handle make the tool easy to hold and grip. Flattened edges on each side of the tool prevent it from rolling off your work space.