Of all the trimmers I have owned, this one is my all time favorite for the following reasons. The blades are easy to change--pop them in, pop them out, and they even have blades that cut various decorative edges. I love the swing arm and how to measurements are easy to read. I also like that the blade bar can lift up but there is a second plastic bar that goes across the paper so that I can line my paper up perfectly and then lower the blade bar down and cut my paper--I never make mistakes with this trimmer.
I absolutely LOVE IT... I have had so much trouble in the past with finding a trimmer that 1-cuts straight, 2-has a variety of blades, 3) that measures and cuts up to 12" as I am a 12" scrapper. This one fits all of those issues ... it is a sturdy little workhorse and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE IT!
Whew ... in the grand scheme of life ... this is one stress that I can file away ... YES!
I feel you can purchase this with confidence ... Susie
Love this trimmer! The rotary blade did take some getting used to, but it works really well and lasts a long time.
It was a lot of money for me to spend on a trimmer, but after using a coupon and sale prices, it ended up being cheaper than the cheap trimmers.
The only thing I would like to have been added, would be little measurements down the clear holder near the blade so I can see how far I've cut. I just took a sharpie and made my own. Problem solved.
It's larger than my old trimmer (the Cricut one), but not huge. And I like that it has a swing arm so I can measure 12x12 paper.
It's definitely worth the full price.
My husband got this for my birthday and I really like it. The size is larger than what I had before but still portable, which is very important to me. It makes nice clean cuts although I am still getting use to how you line up pictures on this one. Probably because it is new - but the cutter itself is a little difficult to slide - it feels like it wants to slow down on something? I love that you can replace the blades on this one with the decorative edges - like the scallop edge. I definitely recommend it!
You're forced to basically estimate where the cut line will fall. If you need exact measure, it could be a problem. Also I don't find the rotary blade to do any better than my previous Fiskar trimmer which cost a lot less. I just did not think this was worth the money - sorry I bought it.