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Sunday, July 1, 2012

I need your advice on paper trimmers

Everyone I have ever met here in blogland has been very generous giving their advice or help.

I am so fed up with my Cutterpede paper trimmer.  It doesn't cut straight.

Please tell me what paper trimmer you use and why.   

On the Cutterpede it seems like if I use the bottom guides to cut it is even worse than the top guides.  I have a motto, measure twice and cut once.  Anyone who has ever worked around wood, or a carpenter has heard that before, I'm sure.  If I don't get the paper lined up and measure top and bottom  get an uneven cut.  Sometimes up to a 16th of an inch.

I like everything else about the Cutterpede paper trimmer though.  It measures and cuts 6 inches by the way you use the extension ruler, It has a roller blade rather than the small pointed blade that seems to go dull after each cut.  The roller blade lasts for years, you just replace the cutting mat.  It has lots of different cutting edges that are so very easily interchanged.  The board is divided into 1/4 inch squares so you get a closer measurement than the ones that only measure in half in increments. As a CSI - Certified Scrapbook Instructor for Michaels it is the paper trimmer recommended in the class workbook.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for any light you can shed on this problem I have.

Thanks for tuning in.


  1. Love those heirloom LOs so beautiful! As far as paper trimmers...I use a guillotine cutter. I bought mine when a local office supply store was going out of business over ten years ago and it's still going strong. Just keep your fingers OUT of the way! :) I am thinking of getting a new one tho because as the plastic joint of the arm has worn over time, it makes not cut straight unless you hold it carefully. I want to find a heavier metal one to replace it. At the time I bought mine I thought $30 was expensive for a paper cutter, but seeing how much I've used it and how well it holds up I think I would pay much

    I use a little Fiskars cutter when I need to cut something out of the center of a piece of paper, but usually I leave the scoring blade in it.

  2. I have to say that the new one Stampin Up has coming out has got my heart. It has a bigger cutting surface and the lines and numbers won't wear off it.....