Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Christine Ousley
I have been using a Fiskars trimmer for some time now and have always loved them but when I saw the new Fiskars 12 Inch LED SureCut Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer, I thought that maybe it was time for a new one. I am so glad that I tried it out because it is my favorite of my Fiskars trimmers so far.
One of my favorite features of this trimmer is that it folds in half to create a 6” platform. This is great if you want a full-size rotary trimmer but have limited space.
Another reason I love the folded platform is something that most card makers will appreciate. Most other trimmers have their joint somewhere between the 5 ¼” and 5 ½” mark. This makes it very difficult to cut mats for the standard size card. With the Fiskars SureCut trimmer the 6” platform allows for easy cutting of anything needed for cards.
Here is a close-up of the cutting blade. There are two pieces: the plastic see-through paper stabilizer and the metal piece that holds the blade. Placing your hand and fingers on the paper stabilizer while cutting allows very precise cutting.
Tips & Techniques
Here you can see that I was able to cut a piece of paper measuring 1/8” with the cut completely straight throughout the entire length of the paper.
In the above picture I show you how you can also use the paper stabilizer to score your paper. Just line up your paper to the desired measurement, fold down the plastic stabilizer and run your score blade along the outer edge of the blade opening.
The last “extra” feature of this paper trimmer is the LED light located in the blade bar. This light helps you to see where the paper is being cut. It is a nice feature but not something that I use often as I know that the outside edge of the blade opening in the paper stabilizer is where the blade will cut.
Other things that I love the about the Fiskars 12 Inch LED SureCut Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer is the measurement grid on the surface of the trimmer. It is covered with a thick plastic layer which means that the grid will never fade or peel off. The thick rubber feet make this trimmer very sturdy and when folded it locks tightly in place. The Fiskars 12 Inch LED SureCut Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer is truly a first class trimmer that will delight any paper crafter.