I have a few. I have a Making Memories Paper Trimmer, and a Fiskars trimmer. I like them both, but I honestly don't think that the Fiskars trimmer gives me a straight line. I know a lot of people have a Purple Cow Trimmer and LOVE it. That may be my next investment
You're going to find as many opinions as there are scrappers, I suspect! My all-time, absolute favorite is the Fiskars bypass. I've had it for many years and it is as sharp as the day I got it. It cuts perfectly straight and is a dream to use. For 12x12, I use a Fiskars with a slide blade. I like it but don't LOVE it. The blades dull way too quickly.
Cindy312 is correct, you will get as many different answers as there are replies. I don't believe that there is a "best on the market" when it comes to any scrapbooking or paper arts tools, including cutters. I believe that it is such an individual decision which is good and which isn't, what works well for me may not be to your liking and vice versa.
I totally agree with Cindy on there being as many different answers as scrappers. I know Cindy personally and can attest that she loves her bypass trimmer. I, however, can't stand that particular trimmer I could never get mine to give me a straight cut. I'm pretty sure it's user error.
My personal favorite is the Fiskars personal trimmer. It's very portable and is great when scrapping in small spaces.
I often hear of the Carl rotary trimmer as one of the best. I have one and think it does a great job of making crips straight cuts. However, it is big and heavy and not particularly portable. So, for the majority of my trimming I use a Fiskars 12x12 rotary trimmer and a 6-inch guillotine (Creative Memories, discontinued.)
Hi I'm new here I have been scrapbooking for a little over a year. One of the first things I bought was a paper trimmer. It is Westcott recycled paper trimmer with green blades. I'd say, the two blades became a bit dull after about a 2 months of use. I trim my photos or cardstock and then have to clean up the edges with scissors. I find that it doesn't cut straight even if I line it up with the grid area. Looking to get a new one but not sure which to get. :/ Mine is shaped like this one
My vote would be for the EK Success Cutterpede, but it is discontinued on this site. It's still available though. I've had mine for 6 years and although it is showing signs of wear, it's still going strong. When it dies, I shall get another to replace it. For me, that's the deciding factor with any tool - would I get another the same?
I bought the Martha Stewart Trimmer and its excellent. The blades store in a compartment hidden underneath; well made and the blades are great. I got the Cricut trimmer to begin with and for some reason it stopped cutting straight lines (no kidding!) Its Martha so you know you can't go wrong. You won't be sorry
I have the Fiskars trimmer that has the wire guide, which I really like. The guide helps line the paper up evenly.. I just bought some replacement blades and paid extra to get the titanium ones. They're supposed to last longer. We'll see. (Yes, the wire does fray after a year or so, but the company will send you a new one. It's worth it.)
The cutterpillar pro is supposed to be one of the best but it is pricy. It is a rotary trimmer and I prefer the blade cutter. I have heard a lot of people rave about it. My standby is a fiskers trimmer. I love how the wire shows you exactly where you are cutting and the blades can be replaced when they wear out and are not expensive.
I have the Making Memories rotary cutter and I love it. I've had it about 4 or 5 years and it cuts as straight and clean as the day I got it. Its a little heavy but folds in half it you want to pack it up to take it with you. I also like that it has a magnetic ruler with it. I really like the fact that you never have to change the blade in it since its self-sharpening.
Hi, I'm new to the technology of papercrafting and am thinking about getting a cameo sillhouette. Would a sillhoutte also function as a paper cutter and circle cutter, or do I need to buy those seperately.