So... apparently they don't make replacement blades for my trimmer anymore. What trimmer do you use?

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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:13:06 AM
I have a Provo Craft Zision trimmer and am in dire need of a new blade for it. I have searched and searched online and all I can find for sale is the scoring blade replacement..... guess it's time to buy a new trimmer..... Ideas anyone? What kind of trimmer do you use? TIA!

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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:17:19 AM
I have the Tonic rotary and the guillotine cutters and I love them. When I needed a new blade I called the company and they told me who had them in stock. You can't order from them directly. They were more than helpful.


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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:34:36 AM
I have an old CM one that i love...and now they arent making the replacement blades for that one either! Frustrating!!!!


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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:38:58 AM
I have the MM trimmer-get with coupon@M's-self sharpening blade-never needs replaced! Love it!!! I have seen posts here where people who have had problems with them that MM have replaced them!

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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:57:10 AM
I just recently got the MM trimmer and I love it. I also used a 50% off coupon at M's. Can't beat that!


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Posted: 11/29/2009 8:58:06 AM
I have to chime in for Fiskars Trimmers. My Rotary is top notch...straight. The straight blade ones are good, but over time like any of the trimmers they don't cut straight. I will be a die hard Fiskars fan when it comes to my trimmers.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 10:08:52 AM
I use the Fiskars slide trimmer. You do have to replace the blades.

I like it because it is light. I can use it then prop it beside me on the floor to make more room...I take over the table when I scrap.

I do have to replace it every few years though.


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Posted: 11/29/2009 10:38:07 AM
Check out the Tonic trimmers. I LOVE mine!


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Posted: 11/29/2009 10:43:03 AM
If you don't need a compact trimmer, I'd get a Tonic. Pluses: it cuts thru chipboard and multiple sheets of heavy cardstock. It's my every day trimmer now.

Until you get a new one, try cutting some alum foil many times with your dull blade--it'll make a mess but it will help sharpen it.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 11:01:10 AM
After trying many different trimmers, I keep coming back to my Cricut. . . the uber cheap green one (under $10). In fact, last week while buying replacement blades online (I found them at Amazon), I decided to buy a new trimmer, so that I could have two.

I've had mine for four plus years, and it still cuts straight.

Many of the trimmers have a curved line to them, and I think this is a bad idea. It makes it more difficult to visualize straight lines with your paper. KWIM?

I have a guillotine if I need to cut thicker items, but for paper and cardstock, I'll stick with my Cricut trimmer.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 11:52:43 AM
I have two identical old Fiskar trimmers that I love but I don't think they make anymore and not sure about replacement blades. I'm cutting with the blades that are on there until they won't cut anymore, and then I may just go with those new "triple track" Fiskars, but I'll also look at the MM one.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 12:28:49 PM
HL usually has the blades you are looking for, at least in NE Arkansas.
They're also available in their online store

I have the zision that I sometimes take to crops--it fits in my bag better than the cutterpede.
If I didn't know what the blades look like, I'd never have found them.
They came up under a search for zision blades, which brought up all the blades, but they did not come up under the term zision.
go figure

Having said all that, I like my cutterpede.


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Posted: 11/29/2009 12:37:05 PM
I have a Fiskars rotary trimmer and I can still find replacement blades for it at M's or ACM. I think my next trimmer will be a Tonic guillotine though, so I can cut chipboard and multiple sheets better.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 1:50:31 PM
I have the same trimmer and buy replacement blades at Hobby Lobby.

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Posted: 11/29/2009 3:04:15 PM
I have a fiskars european rotary trimmer. Love that its heavy duty and it cuts straight.
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Posted: 11/29/2009 3:19:16 PM
Thanks everyone.... and thanks He**inWA for the link!!! I may go ahead and get replacement blades for mine instead of getting a new one right now... but I am saving this thread for when I do decide to get one.


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Posted: 11/29/2009 5:33:59 PM
I have the Cricut one. No wonder the Provo Craft ones were on sale for so cheap.

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