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Old 08-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #1  
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I am thinking about buying a new paper cutter and I was looking into the fiskars any suggstion?
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I'm not familiar with the Fiskars other than their narrow one that the blade slides back and forth and I never liked it because it would just ever so slightly bow and the paper would not be cut straight. I like a guillotine paper cutter. Bought mine at Staples or Office Max. I think there is a forum here some place where paper cutters were discussed.
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When you find the Best Paper Cutter. Let the rest of us know too.

I have a couple of them. And 2 of them cut crooked.
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I LOVE this one:

Amazon.com: Fiskars 01-005249J, SureCut Patented Triple Track Portable Paper Trimmer , 12-Inch: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

It's a Fiskars, and it has a little wire that shows you EXACTLY where you're cutting. Also, the main part of it goes to 6", so you don't have to swing out the arm to cut a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock at 5.5". I've had it for months now (I stamp every day and I'm an SU demo) and I still love it! Obviously you do have to replace blades.

I also have the Stampin Up/Tonic Guillatine (sp?) cutter. I like that one pretty well too. And then I have a heavy duty Carl Rotary Cutter that I've used to prepare for Stamp Camps and other events for the past 7 years. It cuts about 6 sheets of SU colored cardstock at once very easily, more of Whisper White or Very Vanilla. However, it doesn't cut anything under 2" because the mechanism gets in the way.

I don't think that there's one PERFECT cutter. I use all of these I mentioned! Hope this helps someone!
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I have been using the Tonic for the last 4-5 years and I am far from easy on cutters! I love it...perfect clean cut every time...
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Get a guillotine style cutter (Think high school art class). You will not be sorry. IMO here are the advantages over other types of cutters:

Blade is self sharpening, never buy new blades again. (Unless you damage the blade by cutting something you're not supposed to, lol)

Cuts multiple papers at once.

Cuts are straight and even every single time.

No rough edges.

The thing I like best about them is never buying new blades. With my old Fiskars and Carl trimmers I had to replace the blades once a month with the amount of cards I make. It got pretty pricey.

BTW, I have the Purple Cows 2 in 1 trimmer that I got for around $25 bucks with a coupon in AC Moore. The rotary trimmer is useless and I never use it. If I could've just gotten the guillotine trimmer, I would've.
Not saying this is the best one, but it works really well for a reasonable price. I could never afford the ultimate Genesis trimmer!

I've heard good things about the Tonic guillotine trimmers as well.

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Amazon.com: Fiskars 01-005249J, SureCut Patented Triple Track Portable Paper Trimmer , 12-Inch: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

It's a Fiskars, and it has a little wire that shows you EXACTLY where you're cutting. Also, the main part of it goes to 6", so you don't have to swing out the arm to cut a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock at 5.5". I've had it for months now (I stamp every day and I'm an SU demo) and I still love it! Obviously you do have to replace blades.
Another vote for this one!
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I have come to the conclusion that all the money I've wasted on cheap paper cutters more than totals the amount I would have spent on one really good one. sigh... I recently bought the weRMemory Keepers magnetic mat and ruler for precision cutting, but it's not as easy as whipping out a trimmer, lining up the paper, and zipping down the edge.
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I use the tonic guillotine cutter that SU sells. Perfect straight cuts every time!!! A group of friends and I get together to stamp once a month at each other's houses ... I recenly purchased a Fiskars sure cut (the small one) to "travel stamping" and I LOVE it. I'm finding that if I'm not doing a lot of cutting I use that one more and more, but I would NEVER get rid of my tonic!!!
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The only Fiskars paper cutter I would endorse is the 9" guillotine. I keep it handy in my crafting area and have one with my workshop tools. Several of my crafting friends now have one and like it also. I have tried other Fiskars styles and they have been either given away or stuck in a closet.

My Tonic 12" guillotine is my go-to paper cutter for larger cuts. Like the OP, I have had it for several years and it cuts cleanly and straight. The company customer service is excellent. The spring that holds the arm up broke on my first one and when I called and described my problem, I was sent a new one very quickly. (The spring is enclosed so it could not be easily replaced.)
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I also keep this cutter on my desk and use it 95% of the time...LOVE it!
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I have this one also, and I love it. I just received an email that they now have a smaller version for cardmakers. I would love that one, the big one does not fit into any of my traveling containers.

I bought the MM paper cutter but am not very happy with it at all, it fact it is now ready to be sold whenever I get around to it.

I have heard good things about the Tonic and may look into that one as well, I would like to cut a few sheets at a time.













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Amazon.com: Fiskars 01-005249J, SureCut Patented Triple Track Portable Paper Trimmer , 12-Inch: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

It's a Fiskars, and it has a little wire that shows you EXACTLY where you're cutting. Also, the main part of it goes to 6", so you don't have to swing out the arm to cut a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock at 5.5". I've had it for months now (I stamp every day and I'm an SU demo) and I still love it! Obviously you do have to replace blades.

I also have the Stampin Up/Tonic Guillatine (sp?) cutter. I like that one pretty well too. And then I have a heavy duty Carl Rotary Cutter that I've used to prepare for Stamp Camps and other events for the past 7 years. It cuts about 6 sheets of SU colored cardstock at once very easily, more of Whisper White or Very Vanilla. However, it doesn't cut anything under 2" because the mechanism gets in the way.

I don't think that there's one PERFECT cutter. I use all of these I mentioned! Hope this helps someone!
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I have been using the Tonic for the last 4-5 years and I am far from easy on cutters! I love it...perfect clean cut every time...

SAME HERE!

best crafting $$ I've ever spent

I have the 12x12 model.
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I *love* my Tonic 12 inch Guillotine trimmer. Best crafty money I ever spent!
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I have an OLD Fiskars 12' rotary trimmer. The refill cutting strips are no longer available since they've made several newer models since mine. I wore the last one out, and all my cuts were ragged. My husband took one of those self healing mats that I never use and cut it up This works fine.

But you know what? Reading your posts about cutting several pieces at one time, and the accuracy of cutting made me think of a guillotine paper cutter. I looked up the Tonic 12 inch that y'all spoke of and it looks like a great model. I will have to add that to my Xmas list

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This is the one that I have. I have a smaller one and a 12" one and I Love the cuts I get with it. I bought a more expensive one and was not happy with it.

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I love Stampin' Up's paper cutter. I have several others (bought before I was a demo) and I like the accuracy that the Stampin' Up! paper cutter offers me.

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Lightweight personal paper cutter
12" cutting length
Measures widths up to 15-1/2"
Unique design provides straight and precise cuts
Includes 2 cutting blades
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I think it depends on your needs. I use the tonic guillotine cutter that Stampin' Up sells. For cutting large quantities for classes and events this is the best IMO. I owned Carl and many other cutters. This one does cuts fast, perfect straight cuts every time!

For personal use - small quantities I use and love Fiskar cutter.
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I'm love my Cutterpillar (CutterPillar.com), which I bought at the introductory price. It uses a rotary blade but in a different housing from other cutters. The blade cuts through the paper , not from the top of the paper downward. It shaves the paper and allows you can cut very thin, straight strips The blade is self sharpening and permanent, needs no replacement. Like almost everyone else, I struggled with lots of different cutters and had decided my favorite was the Memories Direct free-arm cheapie, which I still use for some projects. Then I saw someone talking about the Cutterpillar on the veggie board and bought it last year. We've lived happily ever after.
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Here's another vote for a guillotine cutter. Always a straight, sharp cut. I've had a Fiskars rotary cutter and a couple of those sliding blade types. Never again!
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I love my Genesis Trimmer with edge-light. I get perfect straight cut every time and the edge-light makes it easy to make sure I am cutting exactly where I want to. It was well worth the money.

I also have a 6" Fiskars guillotine trimmer that I keep by my desk for quick trims.
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I have a Genesis paper cutter that I have had for twelve years. It was costly, they are made when an order is placed, so it takes some time to get it delivered. I added the light and the grid bar. In all the time I have owned it I have only replaced a blade once, years ago. You can find it herehttp://www.bonniesbest.com/genesis.htm ...it's the best there is!

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I'm love my Cutterpillar (CutterPillar.com), which I bought at the introductory price. It uses a rotary blade but in a different housing from other cutters. The blade cuts through the paper , not from the top of the paper downward. It shaves the paper and allows you can cut very thin, straight strips The blade is self sharpening and permanent, needs no replacement. Like almost everyone else, I struggled with lots of different cutters and had decided my favorite was the Memories Direct free-arm cheapie, which I still use for some projects. Then I saw someone talking about the Cutterpillar on the veggie board and bought it last year. We've lived happily ever after.
I have about 10 people that I know (and by know I mean online friends!!) That bought the cutterpillar. Myself Included.
One person had a good cutter off the bat. One person had a wonky cutter but the replacement one was good.
And the rest of us had cutter that cut 1/16 of an inch of. Making mats for cards was very difficult and I don't want to do math for every card I make. I sent my first one back and the second one was also bad. I never heard from them again.

So...buyer beware with the cutterpillar
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I have about 10 people that I know (and by know I mean online friends!!) That bought the cutterpillar. Myself Included.
One person had a good cutter off the bat. One person had a wonky cutter but the replacement one was good.
And the rest of us had cutter that cut 1/16 of an inch of. Making mats for cards was very difficult and I don't want to do math for every card I make. I sent my first one back and the second one was also bad. I never heard from them again.

So...buyer beware with the cutterpillar
That's horrible. If I'd had that experience, I'd be put off also. Mine is fine with totally accurate cuts.
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thanks everyone for your help and I eneded up buying the Fiskar paper cutter
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