FISKARS is well-known for their paper trimmers, and this version does not disappoint. It has sometimes been difficult to see where exactly a trimmer will cut, and this model solves the problem by including a wire guide. This portable, lightweight 12" trimmer includes a blade carriage that's easy to replace without bowing the rails, making it the ideal trimmer for all your paper-crafting projects.
The blade carriage has a new easy-grip handle for easy cutting and scoring while the crystal-clear smudge guard lets you hold things in place for complete accuracy without getting messy fingerprints on your best paper. A pull-out ruler extends your measuring area for larger pieces. A notch in the rail allows for easily removing and replacing the blade; keeping your cuts accurate for as long as you use it. Finally, rubberized feet keep the base from sliding around so each cut is perfect every time.
Uses Fiskers blade Style I.
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 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.
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!
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I have three cutters and this replaced a cheaper one I have used for years. I wish I would have made the change a long time ago. This is a great little cutter to have handy. The lines are all strongly visible, with my eyesight, that's important, and the wire shows you exactly where your cutting line is going to be. I love this!
I love this paper cutter!!!! I have bought many different kinds in the past but this one is the best one I have EVER owned!!! My favorite feature is the lock on it so your paper doesn't shift while you are trying to cut it!!! Another nice feature is the wire that you can see exactly where it will cut.
I have refrained from using a trimmer in the past because, for some reason, whether operator error or product error, the edges still came out ragged. I don't have that problem with this trimmer, even when I use the larger 12x12 paper. Now I'm waiting to get the scoring attachment for the trimmer as well.
I have a number of trimmers, but this one is the best by far. Not only does the guide make it easier to cut, but it's the first trimmer who's 'arm' actually gives you an accurate cut. I was the first in my scrap group to pick one up. Now all my scrap buddies have purchased one.
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