Username Post: Your favorite paper trimmer?        (Topic#1557973)
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I want to upgrade my trimmer. I've been shopping around and there are so many types. The guillotine type are expensive but are they worth the extra? The slider type vary in price and style, too. I would appreciate your experiences. Thank you.


 
uruvero
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In response to Chiller

I read this thread awhile back on this same topic, here is the link, hope it helps.

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


Edited by uruvero on 05-05-11 06:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
gluemore girl
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I've been using Creative Memories tools forever: they are durable and work great!
I have tried other trimmers but love theirs for durability and portability. I now have their rotary trimmer and it is easy to use and easily fits in the crop bag. The ruler part just broke off (which is unusual... and it was replaced w/in a week.... great customer service.
I still have my first trimmer that I got 10yrs ago! (but they stopped making blades for it)


 
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  • z3225 on 05-06-11 04:20 AM
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I love my Cutterpede trimmer! The cut is very smooth, lining up the paper is so easy, and you get a straight cut every time. You can also switch out the blade for different types of blades such as the "wave" blade. It adds a really nice effect to your cut. There are all types of different blades offered in the scrapbook store! There is even a score blade which makes scoring that much more easy. Most paper trimmers that come with different blade options are expensive but this cutter is really affordable.
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Cutterpede Score Blade (Discontinued)
Cutterpede Trimmer (Discontinued)


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to z3225

Thank you all for your input. I was wanting a wave blade, too. These forums are great. Especially helpful for someone just getting started!


 
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I have to add a vote for the Creative Memories 12" trimmer - especially the new one with interchangable blades for scoring, perfing, and making decorative cuts! It's a high-quality tool totally worth the price tag!


 
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I have a Two-in-One Purple Cows trimmer and it is worth buying IMHO...it also have decorative edge blades that can be purchased.
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flutterbye0419
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i use my fiskars trimmer. i have had it for over a year and just changed the blade. can't say enough good things about it. and it is very portable so if you go to crops a lot, it is perfect for you.


 
dotfree
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Making Memories Precision Trimmer is my favorite along with the older Grey Fiskars. I like the Creative Memories guillotine to trim photos.
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I love my Creative Memories trimmer. I've had it for about 10 years now and it works fantastic. I've only replaced blades maybe 2 or 3 times and I cut a lot of paper!


 
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Tonic has a great Guilitene cutter and it is decently priced...I love mine and I bought it on Overstock.com....they also have the original slider cutters that are very good as well.


 
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I have two paper trimmers and use both all the time. The smaller one is by Creative Memories and the larger one is the Xacto laser paper trimmer. To me both are worth the money.
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  • okiescrapper4 Said:
Tonic has a great Guilitene cutter and it is decently priced...I love mine and I bought it on Overstock.com....they also have the original slider cutters that are very good as well.




Headin there to check it out, I dont know if I have the room for it tho! LOL!!! Can someone tellmy BF that I NEED more space, please?


 
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I've got my ol' tried-and-true Fiskars that I've been using for YEARS!! Maybe I don't know what I'm missing...??
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Cutterpillar Pro - they have a website & are on facebook. I LOVE IT!


 
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  • sb262 on 05-13-11 11:49 AM
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What about the Cuttarpillar? I missed the special they ran a month or so ago for $99, wondering how those of you that got it are liking it.


 
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Tonic. I have had the bog one and the small one for over two years and the blades are just as sharp today as they were two years ago. That is what sold me to get them in the first place, I had a few scrappy friends at a crop rave about them.


 
Lesleyanne
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I like the Making Memories rotary cutter, but I jumped my blade over the edge one time and now the edges are cutting ragged. and it's HUGE. But it was awesome!


 
cheball
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I have the same paper cutter and love it. I have never changed the blades and have had no problems . I am afraid to buy a new one for fear of being disappointed.


 
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This is by far the best trimmer I've ever used.


 
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I have the Cutterpede trimmer (the purple one, not pink) with a few extra blades: perforations, scoring, zig-zag and scallop. I love it. It's wearing out now after over 3 years of constant use. I'm going to have to replace it so I can keep using all the blades and spare mats I bought!
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  • Lesleyanne Said:
I like the Making Memories rotary cutter, but I jumped my blade over the edge one time and now the edges are cutting ragged. and it's HUGE. But it was awesome!



realign the blade,,,,,there's a red plastic piece on the side you can push up and slip the bar out to relign,,,,,,,,MM can help you over the phone, or there are more specific directions online!


 
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I have the MM and i LOVE it,,,,,,self sharpening, never buy blades or cutting mats again,,,,,and MM has fantastic customer service,,,,,

I also have the cutterpede which I use for cutting chipboard and the occasional use of the interchangeable blades,,,,,it's an ok trimmer, but I found when I used it often, the blades and the mat under the blade needed replacing often.


 
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I've had this one for eight years and the only thing I need to do is change the blade. It is the best.
  • meezerpleaser Said:
I've got my ol' tried-and-true Fiskars that I've been using for YEARS!! Maybe I don't know what I'm missing...??




 
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I've wanted the Making Memories trimmer for a long time (no blade to replace!) but when it comes down to it, I'll always go for my Fiskers. It's too portable to NOT use it!

Speaking of which, I think it's time to replace it. It seems to have warped. Not bad for being tossed in my crop bag once a month for 5 years!


 
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I have the MM Precision as well( bought a 2 years ago) and love to use it at home. I have seen people bring it to crops. because it does fold to make it portable as well as not take up valuable space at home. For a really quick cut I reach for my trusty grey Fiskars.
  • CarrieBH Said:
I've wanted the Making Memories trimmer for a long time (no blade to replace!) but when it comes down to it, I'll always go for my Fiskers. It's too portable to NOT use it!

Speaking of which, I think it's time to replace it. It seems to have warped. Not bad for being tossed in my crop bag once a month for 5 years!




 
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I own the 'ol grey Fiskars. It doesn't take up much space. (which is good because I always have a zillion of scrappy things on my desk.)
I've thought about upgrading, so that's why I stopped in this forum. Now I'm more confused! LOL


 
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I bought a Dahle 550 10-12 years ago and it was worth every single penny. Totally awesome tool and still cuts perfectly a million plus cuts later.


 
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