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Old 11-18-2021, 10:33 AM   #1  
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Has anyone tried one of these? Are they just a gimmick or do they actual work. It would be great for fussy cutting around images...but would you be able to cut details better than scissors. I have tried a swivel x-acto knife but that didn't work very well with the shape of blade included. And the swivel blades on the Fiskars cutting tools with the stencil frame designs that you are supposed to follow in weren't great either. However being a tool junkie I would like it if it worked.
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I bought one, and so far, it hasn't worked for me. The 'swivel' moves too fast, and I just can't seem to get the hang of it. So far, I haven't been able to cut a single item out accurately ... I'm glad I only paid around $8. for it... It looks so easy on the web site.
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Yes - I actually have a video from when I first tried it out.

I don't know if it's easier than scissors but it's way easier on my hands!

It's really fun for freehand cutting and I bet collage artists love it.

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PS - the brand I used in that video doesn't appear to still exist. Not sure what brand yours is.
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PS - the brand I used in that video doesn't appear to still exist. Not sure what brand yours is.
The brand does still exist - I’ve actually been eyeing one up in the last few days but not quite taking the plunge! Gyro Cut is the original I think, there are (of course) lots of cheap copies, many of them using the name and even the strap line. The web site for the original is here, they’re a UK outfit but they do ship worldwide if you don’t find a local stockist.

ETA: just watched your video Lydia. You cutting the thicker back cover reminded me that they do actually make different blades that are designed for thicker materials and their “pro” kit includes sticky mat adhesive (which seems to be popular with Cricut users too).
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Thank you ladies for your input.
The video was very helpful Lydia. You did very well for never having used one before.
I think it might be worth having a go with one.
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The brand does still exist - I’ve actually been eyeing one up in the last few days but not quite taking the plunge! Gyro Cut is the original I think, there are (of course) lots of cheap copies, many of them using the name and even the strap line. The web site for the original is here, they’re a UK outfit but they do ship worldwide if you don’t find a local stockist.

ETA: just watched your video Lydia. You cutting the thicker back cover reminded me that they do actually make different blades that are designed for thicker materials and their “pro” kit includes sticky mat adhesive (which seems to be popular with Cricut users too).
Oh that is so good to know - I searched for their main website with no luck - did you find it?

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I’m not sure what the “it” is you’re not finding on their web site Lydia. If it’s the tool itself, yours looks like the “junior” one (here) I think. If so, then I’ve realised what I said about the different blade options doesn’t apply - those only fit the “pro” version (tool and blades on this page).

The company also lists at least some of their products on Etsy and Amazon. I don’t know whether it’s still current but there’s a 10% discount code for their own web site in this video, too (and ETA I’ve just released there’s a thing at the bottom of their home page that lets you change the currency so you can see prices in dollars amongst other things)
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Sorry, just reread your message and realised you said you searched for the web site, not searched the web site. Did the link I put in not work? The company that makes them is called Crafty Products and that’s the web address - www.craftyproducts.co.uk
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I'm glad you pointed out the difference between the pro and the junior Joanne. I was wondering if it was smaller or if it just didn't come with as many extras. I want the different sizes of blades, not just one.
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Oooo...this tool addict did not know about this....
Looks like the heavy blade might be good for me since I like to have one and done and that will do cereal boxes and heavy CS....

Lydia-what weight CS were you cutting in that vid? I know it is 6 years old...do you remember? Was it 80 or 110?

Has anyone found the real one stateside? Their site says they ship worldwide and does not have stocklists. I could email them.
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That looks a little like the E.K. Success Blade Runner from years ago. Piece of junk that never worked right. I'm thinking this is a little different, but I don't put much faith in tools like this. I'd rather use scissors or an Xacto knife.
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Right, I remember the blade runner. Going to dig that out and try it.
Nope not so good for free hand. You can't see where you are cutting, the handle gets in the way. It was mostly designed to follow along the edge of stencils. What intrigued me about this novelty cutter is the way the handle where you hold sits away from where the blade is so maybe you can see where you are cutting more precisely.
Margot, I'm right beside you being a tool junkie. Check out "some" of my collection of cutting devices.
I tried using the swivel x-acto around the Best Wishes...it worked not too bad but the blade seems so big.
I'm still debating getting the novelty one.
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I just watched this short video that was pretty good.



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