Cuts straight and it's light! (11 July 2007)
Iíve been wanting to upgrade to a desktop trimmer and I am happy to say I am thrilled with this one from Fiskars. It makes a nice, straight cut - which is the most important thing to me!
Things I really like (besides the color!) -
*I like the fact that it is light. Even though itís meant to be left in one place, I will be moving it around in my work area and it will be easy to move it without feeling like I am struggling to do so. I actually thought it would be heavy and was pleasantly surprised.
*When I do move it, I like that there is a lock for the blade arm so it wonít swing up.
*The blade doesnít fall off! The casing the blade goes into is locked to the trimmer. This is a great thing. With my portable trimmer the blade falls off easily.
Things that bother me Ė
*It doesnít measure out to 12Ē, it only goes to 8-1/4Ē. There is no arm that swings out either with the additional measurement. My previous trimmers both had a swing out arm and it is rather annoying that there isnít one. Because of this, there can be a bit of math involved when doing a few cuts. Iím getting used to it but Iíd prefer it to go to 12Ē.
*There are no cross measurements like on the 12Ē purple rotary trimmer. I didnít realize how much I used them until they were gone.
All in all itís a really great trimmer and I am happy to have it. My biggest complaint is that it doesnít measure out to 12Ē. The ease of use and perfect cut make up for that though and would definitely recommend it.