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Posted: 11/27/2012 9:48:49 AM
I really like this one: Fiskars SureCut Deluxe

Although some Peas have had a problem with the guide wire. I've owned mine for about a year and have had no problems (knock on wood). I've been reading a lot of great things about the ProCision, too.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:06:20 AM
I have the ProCision and love it.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:11:23 AM
I just bought the fiskars deluxe! I am glad you like it so much! Got it for like $9 at J's on Black Friday. It was on sale, plus I got an additional 25% off, awesome deal! . I haven't used it yet though, didn't even open it. I have been a little nervous that I have bought yet another trimmer that I don't like. Ever since I found out CM discontinued their trimmer, which I had since I started scrapping and LOVE, I have been on the search for another one that doesn't have one issue or another. I bought a tonic rotary, hated it. Just don't care for the rotary. Bought another fiskars, which I do like but the measuring splits right around 4 inches, which I use a lot, so I am never sure if I am accurate when I cut there. This one is a little biggger than I wanted but it looks like it would work really well for me. I kids with little fingers that use my trimmers so I want to be careful about what I guillatine trimmers for me!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:36:55 AM
My CM one with the slide blade-from the pre rotary days. It works for me, and while sometimes I look enviously at the Fiskars trimmers, they just seem so big, and I read lots of "this never cuts straight" comments. So, I have happily buried my head in the sand and stuck to my oldie but goodie CM one-it cuts and that's all I need it to do. I eyeball everything, never measure, so the small footprint works well for me. I have a stash of blades for it too...figure by the time my blades run out, *maybe* I'll be ready to spring for a new trimmer!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:05:38 AM
I had the wire Fiskar one and it drove me nuts! I could never figure out where it was supposed to cut.

I bought the cutterpillar pro and I really like it! Love the light an knowing exactly where I'm gonna cut.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:06:30 AM
Well..... I still use a knife and straight edge.


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Posted: 11/27/2012 11:27:15 AM

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Posted: 11/27/2012 12:22:55 PM
I love my Genesis trimmer.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:04:45 PM
I currently use the Fiskars basic trimmer from Michael's. I think I got it for 9.99 but it cuts crooked EVERY TIME!! So enough with that, it's time to upgrade!!

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December 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:10:31 PM
OP, I have that cutter also and I like it so far. I used to have the green cutterbee but that went to cutter heaven a long time ago.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:13:24 PM

I had the wire Fiskar one and it drove me nuts! I could never figure out where it was supposed to cut.

if there's ONE thing I could add to that cutter, is to make the groove (on the bottom plastic) where it cuts, make the groove BLACK!! because it gets annoying to flip the holder that has the wire back and forth to see where I'm going to cut

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Posted: 11/27/2012 1:19:58 PM

Well..... I still use a knife and straight edge.

I used to do this too before I bought my fiskars...and let me tell you...I fell in love with the cutterbee pen-like knife so easy...super sharp...cut everything like buttah!!


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June 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:11:10 PM
Tonic Studios Guillotine 12x12 paper trimmer - I love the fact that I can cut a sliver.



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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:50:44 PM
Tonic 12" Guillotine and Fiskars surecut...together they are a great combo. I am curious about the Fiskars Procision...if only J's would sell it online.


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January 2003
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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:55:20 PM
I love this trimmer: Xacto Guillotine. I've had it for at least 6 years. The laser guide is awesome. Its measurements are true and have stayed true this entire time, despite its plastic base. I went through a ton of different trimmers before I found this one.

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Posted: 11/27/2012 5:58:35 PM
I LOVE my Fiskars ProCision!!


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Posted: 11/28/2012 2:04:06 AM

Well..... I still use a knife and straight edge.

Me too. I have bought so many expensive trimmer's over the years I could have bought a Birkin bag, lol. I love my knife and ruler.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 3:55:44 AM
I used the Cutterpede for many years, but when it started to have issues I switched to the one you use, OP. I do love it, although when the blades start getting dull, they get dull quick and shred the paper edges so I have to keep a lot of refill blades on hand. I like that I can lock the cutter so it doesn't flop open when I take it to crops and I like the size and form factor.


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April 2002
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Posted: 11/28/2012 8:27:11 AM
I'm also still using my old Fiskars trimmer; I've had it for about 12 years and it's beginning to show it's age. Most of the line marks are worn off and the blade track piece is pretty "stretched out". It's just the right size though and while it may not cut exactly straight, I have another one just like it waiting when I finally retire this one. For the money, it's probably my best sb purchase since I use it every time I sb and it has stood up well to so much (abuse). Maria


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Posted: 11/28/2012 8:31:41 AM
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Posted: 11/28/2012 9:44:44 AM
Glad I saw this post. I just chucked my last blade for my older, inexpensive Fiskars trimmer and I was debating about buying more blades vs. investing in a new trimmer.

I've been thinking about a new trimmer for awhile because mine doesn't cut straight (or actually I think I mean doesn't cut square). I can't remember if it used to cut square when I bought it (probably 10 years ago!) or if this has always been an issue. It doesn't usually matter with larger pieces but every so often I want to mat pictures with only a little of the paper showing. It's really hard to get the cut correct in these instances. And trying to cut off just a little sliver of paper to even things out is even more frustrating.

But after reading product reviews and message board posts I'm even more undecided. For everyone that says they love a certain trimmer there are people who say they can't get a square cut. And I don't feel like buying five or six trimmers trying to find one that will work better. Especially since some are over $100!

Maybe I'll just go back to the xacto knife and straight edge???

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Posted: 11/28/2012 10:47:45 AM
I have a Fiskars SureCut Deluxe and I it. I also have a Tonic guillotine that I can't live without.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 11:07:32 AM
I just recently bought the new Stampin' Up trimmer. I haven't been able to try it out yet, but I've read great reviews on it so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I seriously considered the ProCision, but decided against it, for now, because of the size.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 11:43:17 AM
I still have my ancient guillotine cutter from an office supply store. It cuts practically anything, the blade never dulls, and is so much easier on my hands than a rotary style cutter. It isn't quite 12 inches wide but is 12 inches long.

I like the look of that X-acto one.

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Posted: 11/28/2012 11:52:16 AM
Love cutterpillar, I ordered when first introduced and it's sharper than ever and very straight.
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