I use the pointed tip on mine. I'm pretty sure it's just the basic tip for it. Sometimes I don't always get the best cut from mine.. I also have what looks like an exacto-knife tip. Has anyone ever had success with it? Mine came with about 8-10 tips, and I think it was about $15-$20.. but I used a coupon, and I really like it! I vary between using that and a lighter or not. I have to decide if I want to move my kitchen table closer to the outlet, and remove the plug protectors, or not.. LOL ... sometimes I'm just plain lazy!