Paper Trimmer that is safe for a child?

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Posted 1/20/2013 by Merry27 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 117,926
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:14:45 AM
My 6 year old DD likes to scrapbook with me. I would like to get her a trimmer to use (for only when she is supervised by me). Which trimmer is the safest? Are there any kid friendly ones?

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PeaNut 465,906
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:22:10 AM
My DD used my Fiskar one at that age. The blade is in the arm, which can only be raised about an inch and the exposed blade is less than 1/4". I decided that even if she cut herself, she wouldn't slice through any tendons or arteries. She never did cut herself.

I'd avoid the rotary blade style. I think a curious child could do some damage with a razor sharp blade like that. Some if the new styles shield the blade, but a 6 yo would have the ability to explore.

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PeaNut 482,725
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:33:21 AM
I would think that the plain style, basic style, of the Fiskars trimmer would be OK. As the poster above said, the blade is tiny (though sharp) and the arm doesn't lift up much.
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