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Old 10-05-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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I got my new Carl Cutter a couple of weeks ago, but I can't figure out how I'm supposed to cut a small piece of paper down to 1 1/2 inches or less. For instance, if I want to cut a 2" wide strip of paper into 1 inch strips, the cutting track thing covers the measurement guide from 0 to around 2 inches, so I can't line up the paper at the 1 inch mark, much less hold onto it for stability. It would be completely underneath the track mechanism. I still have to get out my Fiskars portable cutter. Am I expecting too much for $29.99?? Or am I missing something here?
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:10 PM   #2
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Carl is notsogood in such tight spots. I use my personal Fiskars for little pieces.
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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Yep - what Jenn said! I think it even said on the box that it doesn't cut less than 2".

Get out that Fiskars! I love my Carl Cutter for cutting a lot of cardstock fast!

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Old 10-05-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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I bought one of the heavy duty Carls and I find that the smaller the piece of CS, the more crooked it cuts. Sad but true, the old Fiskars standby (original Fiskars, not the new "Euro" trimmer) rules for the small bits.
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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Well, at least I'm not overlooking some trick to it! I guess I'll keep using the Fiskars for the little pieces. How much cardstock can you cut at one time? And do you have to put a lot of pressure on the handle? I don't want to strong-arm it and break it!
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Old 10-05-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
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I have gone completely nuts with cutters!

Carl does the big and bulky stuff.

Fiskers does the fancy cuts as I have meny decorative wheels.

Creative Memories personal cutter does the fussy bits and pieces.

I've lost it!
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