After trying two other paper trimmers, I finally decided to try the Fiskars Euro. I am SO glad that I did! Now I can cut straight the FIRST time, whether I'm cutting photos, patterned paper, or cardstock. Even narrow strips cut smoothly and accurately. The aluminum grid is easy to read and helps to ensure accurate cuts, while the swing arm aids in measuring larger pieces of paper or cardstock. I highly recommend the Euro Paper Trimmer!