Paper scrappers- what kind of paper cutter do you use?

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Paper scrappers- what kind of paper cutter do you use?

I had been using one my bf got for me at Walmart, I think the brand name was CARL or something, it was blue. But after putting in the replacement blade and having it only last a few sheets before it started cutting the edges really ragged again, I need a new one. So last night I got the Cricut trimmer. I was wondering if any of you use it or what other ones you use and which you would recommend?

I like this one better already, since it came with a scoring blade and the cutting arm swings up, which the other one didn't. But I want something that is going to last and that I am not going to need to replace the blade every other day. What are your thoughts?

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I use the cricut trimmer. I haven't had it too long though (less than 2 months), but I haven't had any problems with it. I'm happy with it. (I do wish it came with a blade that made different edges though - like that one on tv..)

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I use the Creative Memories 12" paper cutter. You need to get it through a consultant (creativememories.com). I like it and it is good to know that if it ever breaks it has a warranty. I generally like to use CM for most of the "hardware" that I need.

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I use the Cutterbee Cutterpede trimmer. I really like it. I haven't had to change my blade in forever. I have other blades with a rickrack & scallop edge but I can't seem to get those to cut well.

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LOL i lost mine in our move and so i just do it the old fashioned way...i draw a line with a ruller and cut with scissors!

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:eek:Liz, get another one! Biggrin
I use the Fiskars brand that I got from Walmart. It's orange and has always worked GREAT for me. The blades last for a long time too.

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:eekout:Ruler and scissors here too!

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Charys thanks for putting a name to what cutter i have....

i use the fiskars cutter as well with the orange blade holder

these blades do last forever and as i recall i purchased it fairly cheap at ac moore. sometimes it works out better to use a coupon when its regular price than when they have it on sale.

maybe even try ebay for one or your local craigslist

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I use the Creative Memories 6" trimmer for pictures and small mats, a mongo super heavy duty cutter (reminds me of a guillotine LOL), I forget who it's by, maybe Fiskars, but that doesn't seem right (I think my brother paid over $50 for it for my birthday last year) and I use my Fiskars 12" trimmer (wth the blade you drag down).

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I have the Carl rotary trimmer too and mine desperately needs to be replaced. I trim my stuff down using it and then come back in and "clean it up" with scissors. Not the best way to do things, but I haven't done enough scrapping lately to warrant a new one. I may have to just do the whole "ruler & scissors" thing for a while until I can justify the expense. I will say that my Carl trimmer lasted a good 4+ years before dulling. And I used the heck out of it. Given the opportunity, I would consider getting another.

Hope you find something that works well for you!
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You're welcome Brittany. Wink
And girls, wow, kudos to you for doing it by hand, but seriously, you'll think that's the best $9 you ever spent!! :)LOL I can't cut a straight line to save my life, so I'm just impressed. It takes so much time doing it by hand too.

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"MommyCB" wrote:

You're welcome Brittany. Wink
And girls, wow, kudos to you for doing it by hand, but seriously, you'll think that's the best $9 you ever spent!! :)LOL I can't cut a straight line to save my life, so I'm just impressed. It takes so much time doing it by hand too.

I totally agree!!!! I can't believe i ever cut my pictures and paper by hand.. what was I thinking?!? Lol

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I use the Cricut trimmer and I love it!

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I use Fiskars too! Great cutter! Have had it for at least 2 years!

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Yes i know i need a new trimmer. maybe i'll go get that Fiskars one...idk. we'll see. i'm perfectly content with cutting by hand. that takes most of my time, a layout and a card takes me 15-30 minutes, so imagine how many i could do if i had a trimmer! LMAO

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Here's the trimmer I'm wanting to get:

http://www.makingmemories.com/products/tools/trimmer.cfm

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I have this one, I like it for now Wink

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That's the one I have too Tara...I got it at Walmart and love it!
okstormy...that looks like a really nice one.

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"LovePinkGotBlue" wrote:

Yes i know i need a new trimmer. maybe i'll go get that Fiskars one...

I actually got a Fiskars one for Christmas from a friend who did not know I have a trimmer already. I was going to try to see if maybe I could return it for store credit, but if you want to buy it off me or trade something for it, that would be cool too.

Here it is
http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_12-portable-paper-trimmer.aspx

except it is purple with the orange stripe. It is unopened and still in the package. Let me know, otherwise I'll take it back this weekend.

Lali

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"jolean09" wrote:

I have this one, I like it for now Wink

I have that one but the blades seemed to wear out quickly for me (of course I power scrap and try to do a whole book in a matter of days or weeks) :rolleyes:

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Here's the trimmer I'm wanting to get:

http://www.makingmemories.com/products/tools/trimmer.cfm

I got this one for Christmas! It has a self-sharpening blade and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it Biggrin

I also have a Fiskars swing-arm trimmer for variety.

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"BobsMom" wrote:

I actually got a Fiskars one for Christmas from a friend who did not know I have a trimmer already. I was going to try to see if maybe I could return it for store credit, but if you want to buy it off me or trade something for it, that would be cool too.

Here it is
http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/t_12-portable-paper-trimmer.aspx

except it is purple with the orange stripe. It is unopened and still in the package. Let me know, otherwise I'll take it back this weekend.

Lali

How much would you want for it? or what would you want to trade it for? I don't have much so i'll probably just end up buying it...if we can afford it.