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Old 11-01-2019, 04:44 PM   #1
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How is everyone liking the new SU paper trimmer? I need a new one...
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:36 AM   #2
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I like it a lot -- very sharp cutting blade, not much pressure needed to cut card stock, easy to read measurements, straight and accurate cuts. I think it is well worth the money and it should last a long time.
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:23 AM   #3
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I like it much better than the old one!!
  • The metal blade piece is significantly longer than the old one;
  • The weight is much lighter than the old one; It's about an inch narrower;
  • It has an opening at one end, a kind of diamond shape that would allow it to be hung for storage;
  • The cutting guide snaps down to hold it closed for locking instead of a slide button on the end to lock it;
  • The extension arm does not need a "foot" to keep it steady when extended;
  • The ETxtension arm, when in closed position allows paper to butt against it at the 6" mark which is great for measuring smaller pieces;
  • The 6" position on the rule mark has a little arrow pointing at the 6" line so it is very clear where the measurement is, making the jump from the board onto the extension arm easier to read for more accuracy;
  • The extension arm locks into place by pressing down slightly and moving it into a grove at the tip of the arm near the SU logo;
  • The "pressure lip" of the cutting guide is in a better position to prevent the blade getting "stuck" when pressing down to hold paper in place for cutting;
  • The scoring blade has a better scoring implement on it so scoring is very smooth (you can't event tell you are scoring!) and it gives a better score line, but is less likely to cause certain DSP to tear after scoring;
  • It's very streamlined and because of its even rectangular design it will be much easier to pack and fit into a storage space in a more compact way;
  • There is an edge all across the top, which really helps when cutting small pieces accurately:
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Old 11-04-2019, 05:15 AM   #4
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I like it but my cut pieces have a lip around the cut sides. I press it flat with my bone folder. Also, the arm locks down each time so you have to get used to lifting the arm T the bottom or use both hands. And I still have trouble reading the numbers on the arm, which I easily remedied by adding a 1/4" strip of yellow frog tape underneath that measurement line. Those were the only cons.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:09 AM   #5
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Kathy,

Several Demos said in their videos that is only takes a very light touch to cut the paper. If you press to hard you will get the lip. One demo just pulled the cutting blade down with one finger not applying any pressure and it cut the paper beautifully.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Thank you. I will try that!
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:12 AM   #7
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If it doesn’t have to be SU and you’re simply curious about any new trimmer, you might want to look at the new Creative Memories one. It’s got some different features other trimmers don’t have and is really nice. There are videos on youtube and elsewhere.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:44 AM   #8
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Love the new trimmer. I got the old one out to cut some glimmer paper for class and noticed how much more effort it was to cut (even with regular cardstock) and it was much clunkier and not as smooth to use now that I’ve used the newer one.
I will say I was slightly disappointed to find it’s not an SU exclusive product but otherwise overall it’s really great!
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:09 AM   #9
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I am leery about spending money on the new SU trimmer...never knowing when they'll decide to discontinue it. I do have 50 or 6 extra blades and such for the old one, so it will be awhile before I have to think about it. But I think when I'm ready for a new one, I will probably go with a Fiskars of some sort. Those, at least, come with a lifetime warranty. I will admit I get tired of this SU one getting stuck on my paper, ripping it instead of cutting it. Certain cardstock it chews up, no matter which way I turn it, and that's annoying. But I get tired of SU's way of discontinuing things and NOT having enough things on hand (like with the blades) to give everyone a chance to stock up before they are gone. Between them and Cricut...ugh. Once my Expression dies, I'm DONE with all things Cricut. There are enough other options out there that I don't think I'll miss them.
I'm interested in seeing the CM trimmer up close. And I've been debating on the Cutterpillar Pro...but that's a LOT of money for a trimmer!
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:29 AM   #10
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As for SU's old trimmer, clean the track and the arm. It works great for me after I clean. As for the new once, Connie Stewart did a tutorial on it today and I found out some things I didn't even know about it!
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:03 AM   #11
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I've been going back and forth on if I should order it or not I have had an extremely hard time finding a paper trimmer I like. I have the score and cut now by we r memory makers it's all white and I have the hardest time seeing the lines where to cut to line it up good and the stampin up one seems easy to see the cut lines. I look forward to reading everyone's responses.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:53 PM   #12
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I'm on the hunt, also. My SU trimmer is the old one and it now chews up the paper unless I cut up from the bottom. It doesn't matter if I'm cutting DSP or CS. I've cleaned the blade and the rubber channel, reversed the rubber channel, bought new blades and even got a new blade holder/slidey thing and the blade will still stick.

I've had it for years so I guess it doesn't owe me anything. I'll check out the ones mentioned here. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:11 PM   #13
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Here’s a basic video of the new CM trimmer - there are others on youtube. The two movable sight line pieces are handy, especially with patterned paper where you want to get a certain spot. I like that it’s portable and the bed is big enough to not need to pull out the arm in many cases, but it there if needed. And it’s the only rotary I’ve seen with measurements to the right of the blade. I only have the straight blade, deckle and scoring blade, not that I’d use it much - just at the LSS - but they have quite a few other blades.

I agree that Fiskar is still a solid way to go. Newest and trendiest isn’t always needed. For those who don’t like the wire, they also have them with the aluminum runner, but I can cut straight pieces 1/8” or smaller with the wired type with no problems.

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I've been going back and forth on if I should order it or not I have had an extremely hard time finding a paper trimmer I like. I have the score and cut now by we r memory makers it's all white and I have the hardest time seeing the lines where to cut to line it up good and the stampin up one seems easy to see the cut lines. I look forward to reading everyone's responses.
I was skeptical about the new trimmer but I have to say the blade slices through card stock like buttah. So smooth! The scoring blade doesn't even feel like it's scoring but it does. I recommend it. Also, replacement blades come in a 4-pack (although I don't think they are available until sometime in December or early January).
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How is everyone liking the new SU paper trimmer? I need a new one...

I still prefer my Fiskar trimmer with the extension arm that has the guide wire under the blades so you can clearly see where the cut line is going to be. It has lasted and lasted. Die-hard tough tool! I do mark on the blades "handle" with a Sharpie marker the date I replaced it, so I get at least 3-4 months out of a blade change.
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I still prefer my Fiskar trimmer with the extension arm that has the guide wire under the blades so you can clearly see where the cut line is going to be. It has lasted and lasted. Die-hard tough tool! I do mark on the blades "handle" with a Sharpie marker the date I replaced it, so I get at least 3-4 months out of a blade change.

I wonder if Fiskars is sometimes not mentioned because it’s tried and true but not trendy and new. (That’s not to discount what people have said who aren’t happy with theirs.)
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I tried a fiskars trimmer and had to return it a few days later I did not like it for some reason. it's been 2 years and I'm still having a hard time finding a trimmer. I used to love my making memories one and it finally stopped cutting straight after years of having it. Now I just need to find someone that sells SU near me so I can buy the trimmer local and not pay shipping. It's worth a shot since I have been having such a hard time finding one I like. lol!
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I think you'll pay shipping no matter where you buy SU.
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I personally am not a fan of the new trimmer. It cuts fine but I do not like that there is not a measuring bar above where the paper goes. When I put the paper in it covers the guide and it is so hard to see what length I am cutting.... This is huge for me.
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I'm just curious. How do you use numbers above that line? On the old trimmer they have them out only as far as six inches but there are none on the arm. I never used them anyway, but was curious if I was missing something helpful.
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I use the top ruler for all measuring where I can especially in the smaller less that 6 in measurements. In the larger numbers I don't seem to cut intricate or more precise cuts. . If my paper covers them up it is harder at least for me to see just where my measurements are and have to count backwards. Maybe I am the only one who used the measurements on top, but without the top ruler, and with inches being on the bottom and metric on top of the lower ruler, I am just not a fan.
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I see what you mean. I hadn't really missed it until you mentioned it. So then I compared it to the old one and it really is helpful to have it up there.
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I didn't see the answer but could have missed it... Will the blades for this new trimmer work with the old SU! trimmer? TIA.
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They say no, they won't. I just tried it and they won't.
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I wish Stampin Up could have given s little credit back to us ....send your old one get 50 off or something....I keep picturing a cutter dump!
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