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Posted 3/13/2013 by mamaof8 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 576,706
January 2013
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Posted: 3/13/2013 11:58:28 AM
My Fiskars personal trimmer is really ticking me off lately. I changed the blade because it was leaving so much "fur" on the cut edge but it still does it! I end up having to hand trim with scissors every single cut edge! Grrr... I would like to know what trimmer you like that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

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PeaNut 9,019
January 2001
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Loc: michigan

Posted: 3/13/2013 12:12:44 PM
It depends on what you consider an arm and a leg. I bought the Fiskars one with the light and wasn't crazy about it. I currently have the first generation Cutterpillar but someday, I WILL have a Genesis



PeaNut 576,706
January 2013
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Posted: 3/13/2013 12:16:34 PM
I haven't heard of either of those so that gets me started looking...


PeaNut 576,706
January 2013
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Posted: 3/13/2013 12:44:21 PM
No one else?


PeaNut 431,254
July 2009
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Posted: 3/13/2013 12:58:59 PM
I spent 60.00 (with a coupon) on the Fiskars ProCision trimmer and love it. It's big, but cuts like butter.


PeaNut 418,377
April 2009
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Loc: SE Wisconsin

Posted: 3/13/2013 1:11:41 PM
I have a Fiskars Procision rotary cutter and a Tonic 8.5" guillotine. I like and use them both. The Procision is expensive but I got an excellent deal on it before Christmas at a local store.

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PeaNut 110,986
October 2003
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Loc: Scrap Room USA

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:30:55 PM
I love the Fiskars Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer. I get tons of cuts out of each blade and I have figured out how to use it and really get straight cuts. It's like $25 and you can use a coupon at many stores and get it and the replacement blades for way less.

I HATED the Tonic Guillotine cutter. Literally the biggest waste of money ever. Frustrating, not straight cuts, I could go on and on.

I have the Carl brand really large trimmer for cutting through 15 pieces of cardstock at once, but it isn't super accurate with that many pieces of paper and it is SO huge. That said, I got it to prep for workshops when I used to teach classes and it was a lifesaver.

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PeaNut 559,779
July 2012
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Loc: Seattle, WA, USA

Posted: 3/15/2013 12:06:19 AM
I bought the Fiskars ProCision on Black Friday (screamin' deal) because I was intrigued by the claim of never having to change the blade, and I LOVE IT. It's huge and takes up a ton of space, but it's awesome.

I had the Marvy Uchida paper Trimming Buddy before that and don't care for it. It worked great for a while, but then started cutting all wonky.


PeaNut 576,706
January 2013
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Posted: 3/15/2013 2:19:12 AM
Thanks, ladies!

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PeaNut 257,022
April 2006
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Posted: 3/15/2013 5:03:00 AM
I have tried lots of trimmers over the years and have found Tonic to be the best for me. The cuts are straight and it holds up well.

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PeaNut 501,296
March 2011
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Posted: 3/15/2013 8:09:45 AM
I love love love my fiskars rotary trimmer in pink. Had one, the arm broke after years of use, and was given something different for Christmas. Ish. Used it once and went and bought myself another disused rotary trimmer.

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PeaNut 445,337
November 2009
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Loc: Youngsville, NC

Posted: 3/15/2013 8:32:04 AM
For my big trimmer I have the cutterpillar and love it! For taking to crops, my favorite is the Martha Stewart trimmer. I love the way the whole side slides out for measuring rather than just a swing arm.

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PeaNut 252,090
March 2006
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Loc: Beautiful South Orange County, CA

Posted: 3/15/2013 8:51:23 AM
I have a Fiskars Procision rotary cutter and the Fiskars orange trimmer with the guide wire. I love both of them. I also have my original Fiskars gray trimmer that I have had for over 10 years. I still go for that one as well. I had the cutterpillar pro, but sold it recently to buy the Procision. I got it at 50% plus and extra 10% off.


PeaNut 243,916
January 2006
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Loc: Texas!

Posted: 3/15/2013 9:01:18 AM
I have the second gen Cutterpillar Pro. Love it. - The Procision by Fiskars is supposed to be just as good but more affordable (w coupon) and more portable. And returns would be easier if you don't like it.


PeaNut 36,328
April 2002
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Posted: 3/15/2013 9:25:30 AM
I still use and (mostly) love my old Fiskars trimmer. Someday I might get one of the Fiskars Procision with the guide wire and I think it has a 6" cutting base rather than the 5" on my old trimmer. Hope you find one you like. Maria
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