Personally I am a fan. This is a great tool for snow science. One of my favorite features is that it has a measuring grid on the side. As we all know, snow is constantly morphing due to temperature changes. I used to use the plastic case that my magnifying glass sits in or a plastic card to look at snow crystals, but the variable speed that they degrade was sometimes frustrating. The beauty of the aluminum is that if you keep it out of the sun it will be nearly the same temperature as the snow which is good for a quick analysis of crystal types.
Other than that I think it is perfect for cutting a profile, building a table, or cutting a small cornice. The handle is great and doesnt slip out of my glove.
Thank you for another innovative design!