I make a lot of mini books and use my Big Shot a lot so when I need a 6" cut, all of my portable trimmers stop roughly between 5 to 51/2 inches making it really rough to get perfect 6" cuts every time. By the time I get the fold out arm straight and fuss with the ruler, I'm always off a smidgen which is no big deal for Big Shot sheets, but its a huge deal when your trying to cut perfect pages for mini albums.
I've had this several weeks now and I LOVE the fact that I can make a full 6" cut on the main platform without having to open and fuss with the arm extension. And, wow these cuts come out perfect! every time! Love the prer-measured standard measurements outlined on the platform. They make measuring and cutting very simple.
The size is great for portability, the rubber feet keep the platform from slipping which is perfect and the finger smudge guard is just the right size to hold my papers in place while I cut. I haven't had any trouble with the guide wire, it shows you exactly where your cut is going to be make which makes exact cuts easy to do, time after time. Its a 'must have tool' you're sure to be very happy with! I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this again or recommend it to friends.
Finally, a paper cutter that will cut at very nearly a perfect right-angle when paper is lined up with the top paper guide. I've purchased many other paper cutters over the years of all prices and styles and this is the first that has come this close. The wire is a great aid for lining up pre-measured and marked paper. The increments marked on the face of the cutter and running the length of the cutting bed facilitate cutting to the closest 1/4" while the rulers at the top and bottom will enable 1/16" measurements. The blade tracks well without the blade guides distorting under pressure. The 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" cutting bed is just right for cutting 12" scrapbook paper yet the overall 8-1/2" x 14-1/2" size of the cutter makes it small enough to travel with ease. A well-thought-out tool. Two thumbs up for this priced-right cutter.
I luv the cutter and the size sketches on the front where they can not be smeared. I got extra blades which is I for the cutter but it has a a score attachment also which Scrapbook.com does not carry at all. I had to call the company from the number on package and get them. They come in one blade and score in a pack. Since Scrapbook.com doesn't carry alot of stuff that is advertised I have changed ordering sites. This place will get it in stock for u really fast and are very good about helping u out with problems in merchandise u really want. Fiskars was totally amazed they did not carry the score blade that goes with the machine. I have already received them from Fiskars fast shipment.
i purchased this trimmer a few weeks ago, i love it! i've a few other trimmer, including some other fiskars, and they just dont compare to me! the wire shows you exactly where its going to cut. the grid and ruler on the board are under the plastic and wont rub off. the extended arm locks into place when measuring larger pieces of paper. the trimmer itself has a lock so it makes it easy to travel with and store. it has rubber corners which keep the trimmer in place when cutting, i've really come to appreciate that. all around a really great trimmer and wish i had it when i started!