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Old 10-02-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Best Paper Cutter?

I am in the market for a new paper cutter. Which is the best one out there? I just had to buy a new one because I couldn't find the blades to go in my old Fiskers cutter, which I loved. So, I bought a new Fiskers and had to return it because it did not cut a neat line. I bought a Cutterpede, and the arm just broke off it. What do you suggest I replace it with?
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Gosh, there are so many different cutters, and everyone has their favorite for different reasons.

I am currently using the Making Memories Precision Trimmer with a self-sharpening blade, and I like it the best of any trimmer I've had so far.

You can find it at Michaels, and if you use a coupon it's not too pricey. I think the retail is around $50.

You do have to line your paper up with the grid marked on the base, but I like that feature. Some have complained they like to just butt their paper against the top and cut. It doesn't cut straight if you do it like that.

I've had mine for about as year and it is still cutting crisp and clean with the same self-sharpening blade. I hated to always have to buy blades and replace them, so that's a big plus with me.

Also, I only cut one sheet of paper at time. If you want to cut multiple pieces at once, this might not be the cutter for you.

Here is a link to read about it:

Product Reviews for Making Memories - 12x12 Paper Trimmer
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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Here's a good video about one:

Creations By Christie: My Love / Hate Relationship with Paper Trimmers

I don't use one. But if I did I might have to try this one.

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Old 10-02-2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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Hi, I love the tabletop cutter from Stampin Up. I had many different ones before this one. My sister let me try hers and I had to have it. It cuts so clean!!

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Old 10-03-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Thank you all so much for the suggestions! I think I am going to try the Making Memories paper trimmer. It seems like lately every time I sit down to scrapbook, I have to run buy a new blade, so I love the idea of a self-sharpening blade. Also, it did have some excellent reviews.
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I liked that video, btw!
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My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine. I bought it at JoAnns with a coupon, 40% off, and it was a steal I think.

I have the Making Memories one and don't like it. It's hard to cut straight. Also, it's my 3rd one I think and it's still broken. The screw on the bottom was broken. I was glad I took a peak at it at the parking lot. But after the third I just said whatever, needed it then, and took it even though it was still broken. If they had more I'd keep exchanging it that day but the 3rd one was the last one.

I have the smaller Tonic one. It's nice but the blades kept needing replacement.
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I also love my Tonic Guillotine. I have had it for a few years and I still love it!
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I just made the switch from a Fiskars rotary cutter to the Tonic guillotine and I must say it is the smartest thing I have ever done as a papercrafter!! I love EVERYTHING about it!!! It cuts like butter!!! I will never go back to a rotary.
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I've been using an eXacto guillotine for years (at the very least 7, since before I got married), and it still cuts perfectly. Never have any issues with ragged cuts or anything like that. I bought mine brand new at an office closeout store, paid maybe $30. NONE of the sliding blade cutters compare with a good guillotine. Never have, never will. If you want perfect measurements, and perfect angles, it's got to be a guillotine. There are a lot out there, but any one of them tops a sliding cutter any day!
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I have the Purple Cow guillotine and it's good. Got a great deal on it. It was $20.00 on sale. I don't recall if it was in Michael's or AC Moore. I think the regular price is $40 but both stores always have coupons.
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I have the SU! table top cutter and love it. I've had so many cutters. This one is great! Good luck deciding and have fun cutting! blessings, lela
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #13
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Thanks so much for all this great advice. I have never heard of the tonic cutter or thought about a guillotine style....now I am thinking I might have to look into that. Hmmm... I know I could count on some good advice from the SplitCoast community! I think I will go visit my local shops tomorrow and pick one. I'll let you guys know what I decide!
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