I agree with the could be dangerous in the hands of a novice. IMHO, its not if you pay attention to what your doing. The drive sizes are listed etc.
Anyway for me "its much simpler" to use what's on hand than to use a third party tool. Different strokes for different folks though.
The Media Creation Tool will do it for you, and make a UEFI compatible drive. It's only good for Home or Pro though. That's not a big deal for most people.
I also run Education and Enterprise and need to make those thumb drives up manually. I also customize my drives somewhat by adding OEM info for the PC its going to be used on and adding product keys when necessary.
The tutorials will list several options to do it, and you can pick the one that suits you.