Cut precisely with the 12.25" Maxi Guillotine Trimmer by Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios. The trimmer features a soft grip handle for comfort and a hardened stainless steel precision ground blade and accurate grid designed for cardmakers. The trimmer can cut a length of up to 12.25" and has markings for 5.5" in width. There is a magnetic recess area for storing paper clips and a spring-loaded finger bar for safe paper holding. The trimmer also has a removable extension arm that stores underneath for creating with 12" wide pages.
I've had my trimmer for about a week. Have wanted a guillotine trimmer for a long time. Was previously using the Stampin Up rotary trimmer. I'm very hopeful this trimmer will eliminate the rough edges of cut cardstock. So far it is cutting beautifully! On the bed of the cutter there are little grooves at each 1/2" - my suggestion would be to have markings at each 1/4". My previous rotary trimmer also had a scoring blade so I am missing the ability to cut and score on the same tool but I guess I have to give that capability up to get clean cuts.
I like the idea of a guillotine trimmer....but somehow I keep going back to my wire Fiskars. This guillotine is great EXCEPT it is difficult to get exact measurements every single time. The only good measure is at the top which, in this long trimmer, feels really far away! The bottom does not have a lip to hold paper steady nor a really good ruler. I have a feeling that this will also be going onto my pile of misfit trimmers to be donated. I'll probably be back to my Fiskars wire trimmer within the week. Sigh. Wish I had held off on this purchase.
I have a heavy duty commercial paper trimmer but it's bulky, very heavy and takes up a lot of room in my craft studio. I wanted something that would store easily, with a smaller footprint and still cut accurately. This new Tonic trimmer is perfect. I store it under my work table and just pull it out when needed. The set-up of the extension arm is easy and it is extremely accurate. I make intricate cards and have had no problem with 1/8" measurements when cutting. It does a good job on everything from printer paper to heavier watercolor paper. I still need my big cutter for chipboard, etc. but the Tonic has become my day-to-day trimmer. It's become my favorite new tool!
One of my newest arsenal of tools. I finally decided to buy a new trimmer because I have a really heavy metal trimmer that I’ve been dragging around to Scrapbooking weekends. not fun. (I’m donating my old trimmer to a local charity.)
This works so smoothly with the double pressure plates and is so much lighter. Im looking forward to using it everyday too.
Love that the cut is so clean that I don’t have to buy replacement blades for it it self sharpens like it so much I just ordered the smaller version highly recommended the only thing I wish it had was the 1/4 1/8 the in between measurements love that it’s lightweight and takes up less room I love Tim Holtz products
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