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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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