Is the Procision trimmer too big to take to crops?

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Posted 11/10/2013 by Kelly_in_MN in General Scrappin'
 

Kelly_in_MN
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Posted: 11/10/2013 2:14:44 PM
I'm having a horrible time with my fiskars trimmer. My paper is being left fuzzy after every "cut" even though I have a brand new blade. So I'm in the market for a new portable trimmer. I have a huge professional trimmer for home scrapping but its too big to tote with me. I started with a cutterpede but it never cut straight so now I'm searching again. Any recommendations if the Procision is not very portable?

Thanks so much


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Posted: 11/10/2013 2:18:33 PM
I hated the Procision. I found it hard to move...to me the bar took too much effort to push and the measurements were off around the 6" mark. That is a number I use all the time.

I like my Tonic Guillotine - full base. I have taken it to crops, but it is big, but if I can take a cricut, I can take a large paper cutter.


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Posted: 11/10/2013 3:30:52 PM
I'd say this is not a portable trimmer. It's large, heavy and bulky.



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Posted: 11/10/2013 3:54:29 PM
It's as big as my MM trimmer (maybe a bit bigger). It does fold in half. I took it to the last crop I went to (shrugs). Yes it's big, but I take the kitchen sink anyway.


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Posted: 11/10/2013 5:01:54 PM
I'm happy with my Procision. The trimmer is missing the exact 6" mark due to the base folding in half, but I've made a mark on the plastic at exactly 6" so that's not an issue for me. It is big but I do take it to crops.

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Posted: 11/10/2013 6:46:11 PM
I love mine and take it to my monthly weekend retreat without a problem. I also take it to evening crops, too. It is my favorite cutter so far. Still dreaming of that Genesis, lol.

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Posted: 11/11/2013 7:43:31 AM
I'm the wrong person to ask, I only go to one crop a year and I take my big Genesis! It's worth hauling it IMO


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Posted: 11/11/2013 12:58:49 PM
I think it is too big to lug around for sure.

But ... speaking of this particular trimmer... I bought mine about a month or so ago based on all the raving reviews (except for the missing guideline of course). But I'm not getting clean cuts the way that everyone seems to be going on about. I cut a piece of light cardstock and the edge is more frayed that when I was using my other Fiskars trimmer... AND, if I try to line up a piece of paper along the top edge, it doesn't line up with the guides... it's slightly off and I won't get a straight cut. It's like the plastic guide at the top is just a hair out. I don't have the box anymore so I can't take it back ... but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced these types of things...


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Posted: 11/11/2013 1:53:36 PM
Thanks everyone! I guess I will keep looking for the perfect portable trimmer then.


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Posted: 12/18/2013 8:46:05 AM
@kelly Did you decide on a portable trimmer? I need one too and I don't know which one to get.


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Posted: 12/18/2013 10:10:01 AM
I carry my MM trimmer with me to crops. It's a little heavy, but it folds in half. I can't stand the inaccuracy of the little trimmers, so it's worth it to me.






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