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?
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.
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.
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!
Liz, get another one!
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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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
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!