So I grabbed another Fiskars border punch I have and checked it out from all angles and then went back to the problem punch. Yup... the metal piece is lower on one end than the other which makes for not a clean cut and lets it stick in the middle. Sometimes it doesn't even cut in the middle! No wonder I have not used this punch as much as I would like. Most of the time, I ended up cutting the border out by hand after punching it.
To all my scrapping buds out there... do you think Fiskars would do anything for me? I have had this punch for awhile and not used it much since it kept fighting with me, so I do not have a receipt. I know I got it at Joanns but like I said, I have no clue when. Over a year at least. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!!