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Username Post: Paper trimmer: I need a new one.        (Topic#1559931)
armyscraper
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I need a new Trimming board! I have bought two so far and hate them both. Can anyone tell me what to look for and which is the best.

Money is not an issue because this is a necessity!

Please help me!


 
pieces of me
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In response to armyscraper

I have 4 Tonic Trimmers in various sizes. They are guiolltine style. I LOVE THEM! I have the 12x12, 12x6, 8-1/2" and 6".
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scrap4brains
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I have had this one for 3 years and love it.


 
amandahugandkiss
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Here are some other threads. You can also look at products in the store and there will be reviews on them from members.

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15586...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15585...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15579...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15548...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15524...

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15500...



 
amandahugandkiss
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And here is how I found them:

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15530...


 
scrappinmylife
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Does anyone know where I can get the trimmer that lights up? My friend has one and I love it.


 
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Yes you can get it here!!!


Fiskars - 12 Inch LED SureCut Folding Rotary Paper Trimmer - Blade Style F


 
dwelch
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There is also one called a Cutterpillar (by Cutterpede, I believe) that has a light. It's a rotary one. If you want a GREAT guillotine style, try a Tonic!


 
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I love the rotary ones! My regular Fiskars has perfect alighnment for mats with no measuring and I find it foolproof as long as I push the paper flush against the side. It is so fast.

I have one at home and one in my crop box.

I would love the Fiskars lighted rotarary but I don't need one now. I have to wear these two out first and one is lmost brand new!

Guillotine styles don't work for me. Never want another.


 
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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!


 
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  • dwelch Said:
There is also one called a Cutterpillar (by Cutterpede, I believe) that has a light. It's a rotary one. If you want a GREAT guillotine style, try a Tonic!



I have one and I love it, the light is a fantastic feature. I didn't realize how much I would love the light. BTW it is not made by cutterpede, but it does have a lifetime warranty especially on the blade


Edited by CorrieW on 06-16-11 10:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Seaexplore
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I have an ANCIENT Fiskar's rotary that I LOVE and have used for at least 15 years. It looks like this one.
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cat_woman
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The only advice I can give you about trimmers is to stay away from the ones with the little v-type blades. They dull quickly and tear the paper rather than slicing it. Your best bet for a trimmer is either a guillotine or rotary blade style trimmer. I've had my Making Memories trimmer for about 2 years now and it works great. It has a self-sharpening blade so I get perfect clean cuts every time.


 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 06-16-11 02:08 PM
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I have a Dahl and it is fantastic.Its a rotary and will even cut slivers,The blade is self sharpening


 
Solitaire
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A guillotine is probably your best bet. It's strong enough to cut through a lot of papers with one quick slice, and there's nothing to get dull. The "blade" is not really a blade. It cuts by rubbing metal against metal.

I have two old heavy wooden ones purchased years ago at garage sales. One is 12" and one is 16". I don't know if the new plastic ones are as durable.

I have several trimmers as well. The rotary ones are more versatile since you can use interchangeable blades of different styles.


 
armyscraper
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In response to Solitaire

Thank you so much! I hate my trimmer.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to armyscraper

I had and loved the MM trimmer,,,,,,


but I just broke the SECOND in 2 years,,,,,

the first one, ok a flook,,,,,but TWO? no thanks,,,,,I'll stick with Fiskars.


 
NCScrapAddict
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Another vote for the Dahle. I have the 550. It was not cheap, but I am loving it.


 
gluemore girl
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I recently switched to a Creative Memories rotary trimmer. I like that it has interchangeable blades for making wavy cuts as well as straight.


 
pinkpaperairedale
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I am a Fiskars fan 100%. I have the rotary trimmer style plus a Guillotine. My rotary is so old that it doesn't even have the side piece you pull out to extend the measurements. It has a 3 hole punch on the opposite side of the trimmer. It works great... and I have only purchased replacement blades once. They are pretty cheap and I even used a 40% off coupon making them $3.00 for a set of 2 blades.


 
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