I switched to a guillotine chopper b/c I was tired of my trimmers tugging and pulling my paper. Even a brand new one did! That was the last straw for me! Seems no matter where I got it or how much I paid for it, they were all junk (wait-I take that back: my first trimmer was $6 at a dollar store. It lasted a long time! The lady at Hobby Lobby, where I had gone to get supplies to begin scrapbooking, held up a $28 trimmer, which blew my whole budget of $25 for supplies!) I love my chopper and will never go back to a trimmer!