Quick QU I need a new trimmer, my 12 x 12 MM one is distressing everything I cut with it,even though I've cleaned out the track, and made sure it was on there corectly. Do any of you have a recomendation? I've tried the cheap fiskers one and didn't like it, but loved this one till it started acting up. I'm not wanting to get another MM one however since this one is just 2 years old and already not acting right.
I have the MM 12x12 trimmer and I really liek mine but I am love the Fiskaers 12x12 rotary trimmer. I think that may be my next purchase. I also haave the smalled cutterpede trimmer for when I travel to scrap. It's not that bad but its not the best.
I'm in the same boat! I love my MM trimmer but the blade is no longer cutting smoothly. I haven't had good experiences with the Fiskars trimmers, but I was thinking about the Tonic one. I can't tell from the picture-is it as wide as the MM trimmer?
lol....i just gave up my rotary for the old reliable fiskars again. the rotary one that i had kept slipping off the track and it would cut all crooked. went back to the fiskars and no problems. replacements blades are cheap.
I LOVE my MM one! I've had it for 2 years and it's still working like a champ! It gets a little squeaky at times but I'll just spritz some WD-40 in there and it'll be fine!
Before ditching your MM trimmer, try contacting MM to see if they have suggestions for repairing it (or if they'll replace it). Their customer service is AMAZING! I had troubles with the ruler pulling apart and they sent me a new one and some "goodies" (rub-ons, stickers, etc) in a very quick manner.
I have a Fiskars but I'm looking at getting a different one. This one doesn't cut straight - I mean that the cutting line isn't exactly at a 90 degree angle to the edge the paper rests on. It's only out by a tad, but it's enough so it never gives me a proper square or rectangle. I have to measure all sides, a bit of a pain when I want to do lots of cutting.
My favorite at home trimmer is my X-acto 12x12 wooden base laser guided trimmer. I got it at Office Max. It cuts straight every time.
Other than that I have an "as seen on tv" Craft-lite trimmer and it is excellent. The blades trade out for different edge cuts (pinking, stamp cut, and it perforates and/or folds too). I've had it 8 or 9 years and it's still going with no blade replacement. It's my portable now but used to be my main tool. It's relatively cheap.