I used to have the big fiskars purple trimmer, but I wanted something more flexible. So, I went to a magnetic cutting mat with an exacto knife. I even bought the nice cutter bee click top exacto knife thing. Loved it, but I kept breaking my blades and when those go flying they are hard to find. Needless to say, I broke two in one night and spent hours looking for them. That night I bought this as a replacement. Just got it today and it works like a dream. Can't believe I waited so long to get it!
I own this trimmer and I love it. It give you flexibility and is easy to use. I have the magnetic mat which it works with. The magnents help keep the paper still. I have the straight and scallop cutting knobs. They just came out with other pattern cutting knobs like deckle and waves also which gives you the option of cutting styles. It is also safety conscious as you have to twist the knob to get the blade to come down and cut. I love it.
I've used a different type of cutter with an interchangible "cartridge" style blade; it was wobbly and I could never cut a straight line! Because of that, I was nervous about this trimmer, but I wanted to try the magnetic system. I love it! It cuts like a DREAM! I can't believe I wasted so much precious scrapping time (and paper!) on that other cutter! This really works.
I was using a small portable trimmer before I got this, and was very limited as to what I could do with it, this trimmer is awesome, no more being stuck with cutting only what I could fit in the small one!