What is a good trimmer moderately priced?

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Posted: 3/24/2013 8:58:00 AM
I need a new one, old one is cutting wonky!




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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:08:06 AM
What do you consider "moderately priced" to be? Moderate for you may not be the same for me.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:12:53 AM
I'm still using my orig. gray Fiskars trimmer (about $20 12 yrs ago!), and have another one just like waiting in case this one gives out. It doesn't always cut exactly straight, but it has been dependable for many years. They do have a "new and improved" model now (around $30) that will be my next trimmer purchase. Hope you find one you like. Maria

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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:22:28 AM
nothing over $30, I guess. I just want one that doesn't start cutting crooked after a while.




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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:28:52 AM
I'm a Fiskars gal, and have several different ones that I have used fr a long time. I've got the Fiskars desktop rotary cutter that has seen many, many years of continuous use! I just replace the cutting pad and the blade every few months so it stays straight and true. I have a separate smaller rotary cutter that I used for my "shaped" blades. I was recently given one of Fiskars new Premium Cut Line Trimmer, but I haven't tried it out yet.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:54:33 AM
Save you money in the long run if you didn't have to replace blades. I would go for the Fiskars Procision Rotary bypass trimmer. Wait for a 50% off coupon. The blade never needs to be sharpened. I love mine. It is around 60.00 at half off. I know it's more than you wanted to spend, but it may be the last trimmer you ever buy.








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Posted: 3/24/2013 10:06:43 AM
Tonic is the first trimmer that I have found that cuts straight and I have gone through a lot of trimmers in search of a good one.




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Posted: 3/24/2013 10:36:04 AM
I've learned to love my Tonic guillotine trimmer (around $40, or maybe $50) and it cuts very straight. And you don't have to buy replacement blades, or won't for a very long time. I keep a Fiskars trimmer around, too, to cut out the insides of papers and to cut things that need very precise cuts (it's hard to get things to stop exactly where you need them to with the Tonic because it's hard to see exactly where you're cutting, IMO).



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Posted: 3/24/2013 10:52:18 AM
Found mine at Costco around $27. Has Different kind of blades. Pretty happy with it.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 11:17:16 AM
thanks for the suggestions. Off to check it out.




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Posted: 3/24/2013 11:19:14 AM
I'm heading into my third year with my CutterPillar Pro and while it is more than you want to spend, I really don't ever plan to buy another trimmer. It is a fabulous trimmer. Cuts straight, has an LED and a self-sharpening rotary blade.

Please consider it!

If you come to my crop July 20 in Mooresville, you can try it it!



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Is the Mooresville crop in NC?







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Posted: 3/24/2013 7:03:56 PM

Is the Mooresville crop in NC?
Sure is! We are 30 minutes north of Charlotte.



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Posted: 3/24/2013 8:03:54 PM
I am a big fan of the Stampin' Up Trimmer. It has a scoring blade and a cutting blade and an extender arm. Very well made.



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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:04:13 PM
Do you want it to live in one spot (for a larger trimmer) or does it need to be portable? I don't want to get up every time I want to use the trimmer, so I have a portable one. It's the Fiskar Sure Cut Deluxe one with the wire down the arm. I think it's fairly accurate and I like the wire. You can cut very thin cuts, too.

I replace it yearly because i think they lose accuracy over time. I buy them with a 50% off coupon, which makes them about $15. That's a little over $1 a month. I'm good with that, and I just pass the old one down to friends who aren't quite so anal about their cutters.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:08:48 PM
Where does one buy the Cutterpillar besides cutterpillar.com $130....yikes!


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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:22:27 PM
I switched to rotary a few years ago to avoid replacing blades, but have now switched back to the Fiskars deluxe with the wire guide, and I really like it. It's relatively cheap!



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Posted: 3/24/2013 11:14:56 PM
Another vote for the Fiskars Procision. I got mine for $35 at a local big box store when they had a 50% off sale, and I could also use a 25% off coupon. LOVE IT.



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Posted: 3/25/2013 8:45:55 AM

Where does one buy the Cutterpillar besides cutterpillar.com $130....yikes!


ohmycrafts.com has had them advertised. Get on their mailing list and you will get a discount code.








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Posted: 3/25/2013 9:25:43 AM
that fiskar deluxe cutter looks great but has horrible reviews on amazon. something about the wire fraying and dulling the blades repeatedly and quickly. have you experienced this with yours??

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Posted: 3/25/2013 10:56:18 AM
PEAce Sign, I think I've owned 5-6 of the Fiskar cutters and I only had one fray. But I didn't have the cutter flat on my work surface and it twisted a bit as I cut. I just snipped off the wire to remove it and it worked fine. I just didn't have that cutting guide.

I've owned a lot of cutters over the years. I had a big rotary cutter, but I gave it to my Dad. I just don't like getting up for E.V.E.R.Y. cut that I make. Plus, my studio is in the formal dining room and I keep my work surface cleaned off when I'm not working. So there's no place to hide a big rotary cutter.

I've found that I just like the portable cutters. Some like the big cutters. Go with what works for you and how you scrap!


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Posted: 3/25/2013 3:29:55 PM
I've been using my Fiskars Sure Cut Deluxe (the one with the wire) for about a year now and I haven't had a problem at all with the wire fraying. I love this cutter. It's reasonably priced, very precise and Fiskars has amazing customer service. If the cutter does break just email Fiskars and they will replace it.

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Posted: 3/25/2013 4:29:57 PM
My fave i the Tonic gulitine trimmer. I've gone through two of them in 8 years. I needed to replace the latest one but cant find them locally so I bought a Fiskars rotary at JoAnns... the one that's around $40.00...I like it OK but plan to purchase a Tonic when I can!!!

I sliced myself oretty good changing the blade in the Fiskars yesterday!!


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Posted: 3/25/2013 5:29:51 PM
Thx. There's one on amazon go under $20.
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Posted: 3/26/2013 6:15:17 AM
I bought a Carl rotary trimmer at Joann.com at half off and I love it!!!!!
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