Cutter Pillar Pro Trimmer??? Do any of the Peas have this??

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Posted 11/1/2013 by Peapod in Oz in General Scrappin'
 

Peapod in Oz
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Posted: 11/1/2013 8:23:18 PM
Any reviews out there for this?? Looking for a new trimmer need suggestions.
























rechickw4
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Posted: 11/1/2013 10:05:53 PM
Yes, I do. It is okay, I think mine isn't adjusted quite right. Very sturdy and the lighted edge is nice. Overall, it is large and fairly heavy to move, so I haven't used it in a long time as it takes up so much space on my table. I really like the Stampin' Up guillotine style that I have - 1/2 the size, much lighter/portable and great cuts.

stellintx
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Posted: 11/1/2013 10:15:38 PM
I don't have it but I have used it at Archiver's. I work there and out of all the trimmers in that store, it is by FAR the best one!! It is on my list for Christmas and WELL worth the money.

TravelAgent
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Posted: 11/1/2013 10:40:56 PM
I like some things about it, but it never seems to cut as straight an edge for me as they claim it will. Thin, yes. Accurate? Nope.

Perhaps my guiding bar that I rest the paper against at the top isn't straight, although the company assures me they fixed that problem. It's more like that my paper slides under that guiding bar at its edge, so it's not lying even on the cutting edge. And without a plastic guard thingie to hold your paper down while you are slicing, the paper tends to slip and you can really get a mess.

Basically, as long as you don't cut a piece of paper smaller than 2 inches, you can have enough control to insure a cut that won't be off to your eyes. But once you get below that, you don't have enough of a solid guide at the top, your fingers are under that bar so you can't hold it as firmly and more times than not, I can see where that cut is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.

Julie



sithlady82
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Posted: 11/2/2013 3:38:58 AM
I don't have this trimmer. I've had the cutterpede, the cricut cutter and the new Stampin Up cutter. I'll preface this by saying I am a SU demo but am only fairly new to it.
In my 9 years of scrapbooking the SU trimmer is the best I've used. I cut paper for my weekly classes in card making and scrapbooking and I have changed the blade once this year. That's impressive considering how much paper and cardstock I need to prep each week. I like its large platform for resting paper on to cut. I like the small markings for measuring because unlike the cricut cutter you can get very accurate cuts as the markings are very thin. I found the cutterpede very inaccurate which was a shame because it was very expensive and I'd heard such good reviews on it. The cutterpede is a rotary cutter and in the 2 years u persevered using it I didn't have to change the blade but it often cut the paper on an angle and I think that's because the arm of it is not strong enough to handle the pressure you apply when using a rotary blade.
I am an SU demo so I may be biased but I come from a background of teaching scrapbooking classes and have used many cutters over the years.


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~lynne
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Posted: 11/2/2013 7:07:16 AM
I've got the cutterpillar and LOVE it! The best trimmer I've ever owned, by far. You've got to have the table space for it (and deal with the bright green color, LOL) but otherwise it's great!

chrispeas
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Posted: 11/2/2013 9:54:14 AM
I originally had the Cutterpillar. Jumped on the bandwagon of enablers. I think mine cut just fine and didn't have the issues that others seemed to have. I just felt it was big and hard to find a place to store it. I couldn't just leave it out. I ended up selling it on Craig's list. I turned around and bought the Fiskars Procision trimmer. It's also a self sharpening blade. A bit more expensive than the cutterpillar. I used a coupon plus and additional % off coupon at Joann's. Made the price more within my budget. I like that it folds for easy storage. It's still a big cutter, but it's easier for me to use and line up my paper.







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