When the hide away ruler is used it can accomodate the entire 12 x 12 cardstock. The cut is clean and the blade is sharp. It comes with an extra blade which is nice.
I just got it and so far it works well. I am pleased with it so far. Cuts better than the one I was using before. Hope it holds up.
A must-have item for scrapbookers. But you'll need replacement blades, because they loose their sharpness quite quickly with regular use. I ended up needing to use an emory board to help finish up the cutting, after some time. But it doesn't bother me.
These is so much better than other cutters. Gone are the days of cutting your pics crooked. The wire lets you see exactly where you are cutting.
I had a Fiskars years ago and then went to the Cricut trimmer - that thing was terrible, so I went and bought a new one. I did a lot of research and I loved that this one had a wire for the trimming line - it was exact and it was easy as anything to make mats. I love it and will never buy anything else.
I'm not a fan of this trimmer. If I'm only cutting a couple inches and I don't need the swinging arm, then I can get a perpendicular cut easily; however, usually I need to cut longer pieces than 2.5 inches and I need the seining arm. When I have my swinging arm extended, it is slightly lower at a downward angle than the rest of the cutter, so my piece gets shower as i go down the cut :-( I don't know if I just received a defective trimmer or if they all have this problem. I tried opening it up more to make it parallel, but it's as far as it will go.