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Old 09-12-2009, 07:45 AM   #1  
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I am currently shopping for a circle cutter. But I have no idea which one to get. Which one(s) do you recommend? Which ones should I stay away from?

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I am not a creative memories demo, but love their circle cutter. Probably can purchase on ebay, nestabilities are big now, too, espcially if wanting a scallop edge.
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stampencamper, I found one on ebay that says, "retired." Is that the one you're talking about? thanks for your input!
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most likely, you need a cutting mat from someone and the cutting blades. These can also be found on ebay,
as you will need with most of these cutters, except nestabilities; then you need a wizard, which won't break

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I use the Creative Memory one. I like the templates so you can size up what you want. Also, they don't slip and I can use on a photo if I wanted. I bought their cutting mat, but don't use it. I had an old green cutting mat when I sewed and it works just fine on that.
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Oh goodness, I remember my "just have to have a circle cutter" stage. Tried a couple and ended up with Martha Stewart product that I liked fairly well, but you know, like so many other things, I just never use it. I'm happy with my punches, and have quite a few in different sizes.
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I, too, love the Creative Memories circle cutters. If you go to their website you might be able to find a demo close to you. I also have their wave cutter which I really like. I found that I can make perfect flower vases and flower pots with the wave cutter. I make the vases and then "fill" them with flower soft.

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Stampin' UP has a really nice one with a glass cutting mat. You can also find the same one on eBay (non-SU, but the same actual product) by EK Success, I believe. They're really nice and may be cheaper on eBay, too!
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Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. My fear is buying a cheapo and being sorry for it. But I also don't have the money to spend alot. So, I got an offer for a CM circle cutter that I am looking into. I am thinking that it would be easier to have a cutting system rather than a bunch of punches, but I don't know!

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I myself have nesties, Fiskars circle cutter, various punches and now a EK Success Circle Scissor Plus. I would probably recommend for practicality's sake and economics the last one. I picked mine up at Micheals, I used a 50% off coupon and paid $18 Cdn. You need a cutting mat but you can always send a friend into Micheals with another 50% off coupon to buy the mat. Nice because you can see what you are cutting, you can do a large range of sizes, you can cut circles inside of other circles making a narrow circle, and you can make a circle anywhere on your page. But that is just my thoughts. As I said, I had to have it all but really don't use them all.

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I echo the EK Success Circle Scissor Plus. It works best with a glass cutting mat.
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Ok, now I am really looking into the EK Success circle scissors. I saw like 7 reviews that all gave it 5 stars. And it's cheaper than CM. And it draws circles!

BUT, correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't cut OVALS, right?? I would really love to have ovals as well. The CM system has ovals and it has a jumbo circle that I can buy sometime in the future if I want.

I'm just trying to weigh out all the pros and cons! So, bear with me as I think outloud The deal I was offered for CM was $50, which is a great price. Decisions, decisions....!!

Well, at least I've narrowed it down to those 2. I no longer am looking at the Martha Stewart one at Walmart, or Fiskars, and I've already tried Coluzzle which I didn't like.

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I do a lot of scrapbooking, and I usually always keep my photos to some sort of straight angles (square/rectangle). Last night was the first time I cut 3 of them into an oval.

For that I love the CM system, as I can place the oval template right on the photo, the rubber feet don't let it slip. My choice was for use on photos (to afraid with Nesties slipping or needing to retape), and for having the ovals.
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I just got the one from Stampin UP and love it. It makes so many different size circles, you would love it- it's a very good choice..
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You're correct - circles only. I was able to get it cheap enough that is was less than nesties, so I thought if I ever wanted ovals, I would get nesties for that.
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I have an older Circle Scissors which still works great but for most projects I use my CM shapes cutter system. I started with that one as I like ovals (more "natural" shape for 4x6 photos) then I added circles and a few funky shapes. As a demo, I should endorse the newer Circle Scissor Plus that SU! sells now but I cannot justify yet another circle cutter. If you have a LSS near you they may let you try a Circle Scissors Plus so you can try before you buy.
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I was just looking into the CM circle cutters too.
my Step Sis has a friend that is a CM demo, and told me about the bundle special they are having., I am considering it.
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I recommend the Fiskars Circle Cutter. I use it whenever I need to cut a quick circle. In fact, just yesterday I used it to cut a perfect 2 1/2-inch circle for a container that I decorated for my Dew Drops. It does take a little practice; but if you follow the directions that are included, it cuts beautifully.
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I have - and use and love - the CM shape-cutting system. The only thing I'm not crazy about is that there is a 1/2" gap between some of the sizes, and it seems I'm needing a 1/4" for matting or whatever fairly regularly. EK Success makes their cutters in several shapes - circle, oval, rounded square. Here's a link:
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I have just about every circle cutter out there!
My favorite for small circles/oval is def the nesties. If I want bigger then I pull out the Curvy Cutter. (they also have oval templates) I think the CC was all the best things about the Creative Memories one, plus an extra feature or two that I really liked - but my CM cutter is *really* old.
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I first bought the Fiskars circle cutter but the blade didn't anchor and I had problems. Just bought the Martha Stewart Circle cutter and love it. Comes with 3 blades and refills are available at Michaels.
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I like the CM system best for cutting pictures, but the EK Success system allows you to do far more sizes if you are cutting paper & CS. Better yet, just invest in a Cricut. You can cut any size you need up to 12 inches, not to mention all the other shapes available.
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I am currently shopping for a circle cutter. But I have no idea which one to get. Which one(s) do you recommend? Which ones should I stay away from?

Thank you!

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Well, exactly what do you wanna cut circles into? Just card stock/paper?

I like the Martha Stewart/EK Success Circle Scissors a lot (just make sure you use it on a tempered GLASS cutting mat).

I also like using dies (variety of brands) on my Big Shot (manual/not electronic), to cut through thicker things, like chipboard, and whatnot.

Then, there's electronic cutting systems; which one you get depends on how big a circle you wanna be able to cut, and in what range of sizes. Only (electronic) one I know of can cut through anything thicker than typical card stock would be the Cricut (altho there may be another that can, and I just don't know about it)

So, whatcha wanna cut, and how much do ya' wanna spend to do it?

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I like my Cricut! Can cut whatever size I want & can cut multiples!!! Also, Ovals & squares!!!
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I use my CM cutting system the most for cutting circles. I do have some circle punches that I use for smaller circles. But, I turn to my CM cutting system the most. I have the EK Success circle cutting system, a Cricut, a Wishblade and a Slice and I seem to grab my CM cutting system the most. I don't use any other CM products, but I love their circle and oval cutting system. I do have one of the wavy edge templates and never use it. I just recently bought the large circle and some new blades as well as the 12x12 cutting mat.
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Well, I finally decided (which is always an amazing feat for me!). I am getting the Creative Memories Circle Cutter (with oval templates, too). It's costing me $50. Not bad? I am so excited to use it. So, when I do, I will let you know how I like it!

Thanks for all your help and advice!
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I have been a Creative Memories cutting system fan all the way.... You can't beat their cutting system.....
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Well, I finally decided (which is always an amazing feat for me!). I am getting the Creative Memories Circle Cutter (with oval templates, too). It's costing me $50. Not bad? I am so excited to use it. So, when I do, I will let you know how I like it!

Thanks for all your help and advice!
That is an awesome price!!! That includes the circle templates (as well as the ovals)? Does that include shipping too?

I just bought the CM circle cutter with only the oval templates (no circles), cutting blades, and mat. It cost me $54.44!! (after shipping and handling and tax). I did get some free flowers and paper ribbon with it though.
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Ok, now I am really looking into the EK Success circle scissors. I saw like 7 reviews that all gave it 5 stars. And it's cheaper than CM. And it draws circles!

BUT, correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't cut OVALS, right?? I would really love to have ovals as well. The CM system has ovals and it has a jumbo circle that I can buy sometime in the future if I want.

I'm just trying to weigh out all the pros and cons! So, bear with me as I think outloud The deal I was offered for CM was $50, which is a great price. Decisions, decisions....!!

Well, at least I've narrowed it down to those 2. I no longer am looking at the Martha Stewart one at Walmart, or Fiskars, and I've already tried Coluzzle which I didn't like.

Thanks again for all your help!

Stephanie in Indiana

I had the EK Success Cirle Scissors and hated it !!! Never got a clean cut and wasted a lot of cardstock! I now have the Ex Success Curvy Cutter and LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!! I use it with their glass mat and always get a beautiful clean cut !! You can also get templates for squares and ovals (which I have). One of my best purchases to date! HTH
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*chuckle*

You'll get a million different responses when it comes to these kinds of things because everyone's preferences are different.

I could never get the hang of the CM system and was so frustrated with it I did not buy.

Have always had great success with the Coluzzle (now discontinued, RIP--I'm not letting go of mine ever!).

Initially had difficulty with the EK/Martha Circle Scissor UNTIL I found out a GLASS mat made all the difference--cuts like buttah when used correctly (go figure! HAH!)

Now, don't ask what the best black ink is . . .

I'm just sayin' . . .
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Hi Ladies!!!

I too have several different Circle Cutters, dies, and Punches.

The problem I had with most of the cutter systems (original EK Circle Scissor, Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up Circle Scissor Plus and the NEW, NEW Circle Scissor Pro) is that You NEEDED to cut on a glass mat...and the paper needed to be bigger than the cutter or you had to tape it down...and it just seemed like a pain to me. I do have the glass mat the adhering it down just bothered me.

Wel,l I am a Slice owner and I also purchased the 12 x 12 glass mat and not the 12 x 12 magnetic glass mat. Since I keep the positionable adhesive on it (cover with wax paper) at all times so it is ready to go when i need it...I have found that using ALL my different circle cutter on this "adhesive prepared mat" is working out great. The glass mat is already covered with adhesive so the paper is secure and I can cut the circle and just use the spatula tool to lift it up. It was an AH HA!!! moment for me.

I hope that this might help someone else who is also a SLICE owner.
I guess even if you are not you can still use the repositionable adhesive on your current glass mat and just keep it covered with wax paper too...until ready to use.

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P.S. I think the only cutter I don't have it the WAVY Cutter...does that have to be used with a glass mat as well?

My CM cutting system is the REALLY old one that they first came out with. Is it still the "SAME" system...In other words...can I still use that system with the new shapes?

I also still have the Original, Original one that CM sold...it was in a clear plastic tube with a retractable blade in the handle and you hold down the top and swing the "arm" around. The base was 2" circle so that was the smallest circle you could cut and it would cut all the way up to 6" The only reason I don't use that one anymore is b/c the "ruler" was a sticker on the "arm" and after 15+ years it finally destegrated to much for me to repair. It was very similar to the new one that Making Memories now sells at HL.
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Again, thanks so much for your help.

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I had the same theory. Bought one. Hate it with a passion.


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Just an FYI, if you have a Michael's in the area I saw yesterday that they had several different types on clearance. I know I saw the Curvy Cutter (which I have & love) and I think I saw maybe something by Fiskars?
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I'm with HRR - can't let go of my Coluzzle...........
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I Love the CM one- by far it was the best until Nesties came out- Now I Love my Nesties and almost always grab for them first. I also have the EK Circle Sissor and it is the worse item I think I have ever purchased. I wasted too much CS with it, now it just sits in the cabinet completely unloved! EK is the same as the SU and the MM version. All the same just marketed under different names all made by EK. I think it is time to give that stupid gaget to my toddler son without the actually cutting piece and let him destroy it, at least someone in my house can enjoy it till it breaks up in too pieces then I can throw it out without regret. I hate thinking I wasted 20.00 on it- so my Son should be able to destroy it and then I can just chop it up to- 20.00 toy that my Son broke playing with!! For some reason that won't bother me as much as just throwing out a gaget barely ever used.

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I have used Creative Memories circle cutting system for years and years. I have purchased others, but always go back to CM
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