I just bought this item (mine is a little different with a circle design on the front of the product) this past weekend and it is great. It cuts through paper, cardstock and photos very easily. I can trim down a piece of paper in seconds and I know that it's straight, rather than before when I used my scissors. I love the rubber feet that keep it in place on the tabletop, it does not slip around. I don't know how I got along without it before now!
My only complaint is that the blade seems to dull pretty quickly. I just bought it and it already seems that it's cutting a little ragged and needs to be replaced. Even with that being said, it's still a great product. I will be able to use it for many years to come.
I was surprised to see the negative reviews this product received. I am always buying new paper trimmers because I always am losing them or loning them to friends. This was by far my favorite trimmer I had gotten in a long time. Because of the way it is designed, it is SO easy to be accurate with your cutting. I had the last trimmer (the black one) and it was incredibly hard to see the numbers. I am an event planner and I make alot of my clients wedding invites and programs. I have to have a trimmer that i can cut extremely acurately and quickly with. I also love the rubber grip bottem. It stays in place on my table even when I am cutting quickly. I really love this trimmer and I can't imagine ever replacing it.
I recently purchased this as my very first paper trimmer. I just love it! It is small enough to take anywhere I want to crop, but sturdy enough to accurately cut just about any papers I want to scrap with. The best thing about this trimmer is the ease of use. It has rubber feet to prevent slipping on your desk, the base and the slide both have rulers for easier measuring, and the flip out arm extends to a full 12 inches for even larger cuts. This trimmer comes with an extra blade, but I've been using mine exclusively for all of my cutting with the original blade and I haven't had to replace it yet. This is a great value - a must have!
This is my all time favorite tool! What could I ever do without my handy paper trimmer? When I first began scrapbooking, I used to use a craft knife and a ruler to TRY to make straight lines.. you can imagine how frustrating that was! When I upgraded to this Fiskars Paper Trimmer, crafting was so easy!!!
I love how I can cut through mostly any weight of paper to get a perfectly straight line. I also love the pull out ruler that aligns your longer paper just right. The refills are easy to find in most department stores and a bonus, its size makes it easy to take to crops. :)
I own two trimmers and this is my favorite. It is sturdy and portable. It cuts straight, and the arm and notches at the top make it easy to measure and trim larger cuts of paper. I always scrap with my trimmer right by my side, but tend to move it out of my way when piecing together the layout. This lightweight trimmer is easy to grab with one hand, which makes it my favorite. The blade is very easy to change. I don't have a scoring blade for it, but I don't need one. I just use the back-end of my tweezers to score my paper (I score right where the blade would go).