I always wondered how to (safely!) get the drip emitters off the 1/4″ drip tubing. A knife and pliers had been my preferred method, which often resulted in damage to the emitter, was time consuming, and frustrating. I have found that the BarbSaver tool preserves the emitter, works very quickly, and is safe to use. It is also very easy to change out the blade when necessary to do so. I will be telling others about this handy little tool!