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Posted 2/15/2013 by Brickle in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 524,253
October 2011
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:21:23 PM
Anyone know of a good paper trimmer? I recently just updated mine after a few years and got a new Fiskars Paper Trimmer like this one (mine's a little bigger) trimmer

I swear that it's not me, it doesn't cut perfectly straight and I haven't been too happy with it. Anyone have any thoughts or know of a reasonable trimmer in the store that they love?

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PeaNut 358,074
January 2008
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:38:57 PM
I just bought the fiskars procision trimmer. It was a little on the expensive side but and I just got it yesterday.

I totally know what you mean about the other trimmer not cutting straight. I find this new trimmer to be very accurate. Best part is that there are no blades to replace. It is self sharpening. Just thought I'd let you know.

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PeaNut 579,849
February 2013
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:48:12 PM
I have the Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer - 12x12. It cuts perfectly every time. I am so pleased with it. It will easily cut through several layers of paper. It is a little pricy but I think it is well worth the price. Tonic Studios makes other models that are less expensive and will still cut 12x12.



PeaNut 524,253
October 2011
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:48:50 PM
Thank you both! Maybe investing in something a little more pricey is worth it...


PeaNut 113,955
October 2003
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:55:20 PM
I have the tonic which cuts straight but the ruler guide is off by a little which annoys me.

I was using one of those older blue fiskar trimmers over the weekend and had great success by using a lighter touch when I ran the blade in the track. As long as the blade was sharp, I got nice clean straight cuts.


PeaNut 515,377
July 2011
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Posted: 2/15/2013 2:46:16 PM
I've had a few trimmers in my time but the best one I've used is the Tonic Guillotine.
What you must be aware of is that sometimes the paper isn't cut straight because the 12 x 12 isn't always totally straight either, so when you line up the paper it is sometimes not square to start with.


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PeaNut 163,613
August 2004
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Posted: 2/15/2013 4:28:16 PM
If you're having a problem
With your Fiskars trimmer call their customer service kind and talk to them. They also have a chat feature on their website.
Let them know what's going in and they'll take care if you.
Their products are guaranteed and they have fantastic CS

I love my Fiskars trimmers.
I have my old grey trimmer from about 15 years ago and a blue one just like it (only because I love blue)
I also have an amazing Fiskars Anvil trimmer.
It cuts up to 50 sheets at a time perfectly straight everytime. I cut stacks if chipboard with it too

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September 2005
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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:42:36 PM
CutterPillar Pro!!!

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PeaNut 208,592
June 2005
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Posted: 2/15/2013 7:50:48 PM

I just bought the fiskars procision trimmer. It was a little on the expensive side but and I just got it yesterday.

What about that gap in the measurements where it folds? What part of the measurements are missing?


PeaNut 561,930
July 2012
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted: 2/15/2013 8:47:25 PM
I have the creative memories trimmer which is awesome but I also have the cutter pillar which I am in love with and it is truly the best trimmer I have ever had!

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PeaNut 575,419
December 2012
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Loc: the mountains of western PA

Posted: 2/15/2013 8:58:48 PM
I just got a Cutterpillar Pro for Valentine's Day from my DH. I have had many cutters but this one is the best ever! Love it!
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PeaNut 358,074
January 2008
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Posted: 2/16/2013 12:39:27 PM
The procision is misinh the measurements between 5 1/2 to 6 inches. That's the only sucky part.
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PeaNut 157,644
July 2004
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Posted: 2/16/2013 4:34:04 PM
Have to agree with the cutterpilliar pro it's an amazing trimmer cuts slivers straight as can be.


PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
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Posted: 2/16/2013 4:46:36 PM
I'm still a Cutterpede girl. I like rotary style and its just what works for me.

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PeaNut 524,253
October 2011
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Loc: New York

Posted: 2/16/2013 5:03:12 PM
Thank you everyone for your input

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PeaNut 292,577
January 2007
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Loc: In the deep-fried south.

Posted: 2/16/2013 5:28:05 PM
THIS one

Used a coupon. It was cheap. I got tired of lugging my MM trimmer, and I had also purchased one made by American Crafts. Both are now in the closet of my craft room, to be used only im an emergency!

I am much happier with a lighter, cheaper, easier to use trimmer. I understand that over time, some have had problems with the guide wire. That's fine. When/if it happens, I will call their customer service line. Or just buy another one. Heck, it's a necessity.

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PeaNut 72,868
March 2003
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Loc: San Antonio, TX

Posted: 2/16/2013 5:41:03 PM
I purchased the Fiskars ProCision trimmer when it first came out with a nice Archiver's coupon. I like it a lot. I have a LOT of trimmers. I think this is probably as close as I can get to a Genesis without spending that much. The Genesis is still on my wish list.


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Posted: 2/16/2013 7:13:27 PM
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