Username Post: Product recommendations needed!        (Topic#1573577)
Oreety 
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I have a few essential tools that I need to purchase and have yet to take the plunge because despite all my researching, I still can't figure out which would be best! Sooo, here are the items and any/all help, comments or suggestions are very much appreciated and strongly encouraged!

1) Looking for long scissors that give clean and accurate cuts. I already purchased Fiskars' "Scissors and more" and the cuts are very jagged, which kills the perfectionist in me! I love my Cutterbee precision scissors and if I could find a longer version, I'd be one very happy stamper!

2) I already own Fiskars' 9' paper trimmer and though I am primarily a cardmaker (with hopes of soon delving into scrapbooking ) I often use 12x12 paper, which means this paper trimmer doesn't cut it (double entendre/pun intended hehe). So, which paper trimmers would you recommend for 12x12 paper that can cut through more than 1 piece of card stock? I don't need it to be easily transported since this one will be for my craft room. Guillotine style any good? So to recap, top priorities for trimmer:
- can accommodate 12x12
- cuts through multiple card stock
-clean and precise cuts
- if it can score, that's a bonus!

Sorry for this long winded post...thanks in advance!!!


 
CommaHolly
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CommaHolly
In response to Oreety

I've used a bajillion trimmers, and I love my guillotine for sheer accuracy and most important,,,,,IT HASN'T BROKEN ON ME.

I like the cutterbee's but wish they made a larger scissor too.

I own the Fiskars you have there, and I love them for heavy duty cutting (I really think you could cut up a chicken with these things) but when cutting ribbon,,,,,,,,they snag.

for scissors,,,,,,,I have found my best bet is,,,,,,,,

dollar store scissors.

yep. I buy a new pair every other month or so,,,,,I use the brand new ones for ribbon cutting and then shift them to paper cutting when they get older.


 
Oreety 
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In response to CommaHolly

Thanks so much! I took the plunge and purchased the Fiskars 12" size, should be getting it early next week!


 
Tenant
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In response to Oreety

Ya, I buy the dollar store scissors too, and if they get gummy from double sided tape I spray on some wd40 and leave them sit over night then just wipe off.
I always wondered if the guillotine cutters were good enough for our paper crafting, thanks for the info!


 
debt0526
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debt0526
In response to Oreety

I love the cutter bee scissors and Tim Holtz scissors....


 
ktmracing
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ktmracing
In response to debt0526

I have had my Cutter Bees for 8 years. I have kept them free of adhesive and they still work great.


 
golden1
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golden1
In response to Michelle Adams

your could also rub the blades of the scissors with alcohol wipes or alcohol and cotton balls.
i don't spend a lot on scissors either. the best scissors i have are the ones that come out with school supplies.
  • Michelle Adams Said:
Ya, I buy the dollar store scissors too, and if they get gummy from double sided tape I spray on some wd40 and leave them sit over night then just wipe off.
I always wondered if the guillotine cutters were good enough for our paper crafting, thanks for the info!




 
runzalot81
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runzalot81
In response to golden1

I use the Titanium Nitride Spring Action scissors by Fiskars. They are VERY sharp and easy on my hands. I alternate between these and Cutterbees.

I've used a variety of paper trimmers and I find that I'm perfectly satisfied with my cheap, 12 inch trimmer by Fiskars. It doesn't have a scoring blade but I use a bone folder along the blade track for scoring.


 
pinkpaperairedale
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pinkpaperairedale
In response to runzalot81

I am a big fan of my Fiskars trimmer(s) and their scissors, too. Great products and excellent guarantees and customer service. I bet you are very excited to see your scrapbook.com order arrive.


 
pwiswell
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pwiswell
In response to pinkpaperairedale

I have a couple of creative memories trimmers and I like them alot. I have a friskars smaller trimmer, but always go back to the creative memories one.


 
madmatter
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madmatter
In response to pwiswell

I love and use my Creative Memories scissors for almost all of my cutting needs ... I have 3 pairs and I've had them forever ... precision scissors only for very intricate cutting


 
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