CARL Heavy Duty Rotary Paper Trimmer 15inch – 12220,Black And Silver

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Green Machine Heavy Duty 36 Sheet Rotary Paper Trimmer: is green trimmer, cuts cardstock, artist board, plastic sheets and more. Patented locking rail mechanism and the luminous paper holder is made of light harvesting acrylic that makes cutting easy and accurate. The adjustable magnetic paper…

3 reviews for "CARL Heavy Duty Rotary Paper Trimmer 15inch – 12220,Black And Silver"

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    So bummed to have to send this beautiful thing back, but unfortunately, it did not work out for me.First thing’s first, it is a lightweight, beautiful paper cutter with a really helpful locking mechanism and grid with commonly-used measurements.The few times that I used it, I enjoyed it. It slides well and makes a satisfying noise (which may not be super important — but still).Unfortunately, it didn’t cut in a straight line. The cuts have a tendency to be SLIGHTLY curved. When I say slightly, I mean slightly. I am a full-time artist, so to me, precision is very important, and I have an exacting eye. So to me, this was definitely a point that made this paper trimmer unusable.I have attached an image of an edge that I cut using the trimmer (following the directions exactly) lined up on my Alvin grid. If the lack of straightness is noticeable to you, then don’t get the trimmer. If it isn’t, by all means, purchase this thing! It’s great otherwise.I inspected the trimmer, and I think the reason for this is that the paper holding mechanism moves a little bit, even when it should be locked down, which I believe causes the blade to run on a track that is not entirely straight.Anyway, I’m going to invest a little more money and buy an HFS cutter, which is probably what I should have done to begin with. This one just looked so lightweight and sleek (and was cheaper), so I couldn’t resist.

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    So bummed to have to send this beautiful thing back, but unfortunately, it did not work out for me.First thing’s first, it is a lightweight, beautiful paper cutter with a really helpful locking mechanism and grid with commonly-used measurements.The few times that I used it, I enjoyed it. It slides well and makes a satisfying noise (which may not be super important — but still).Unfortunately, it didn’t cut in a straight line. The cuts have a tendency to be SLIGHTLY curved. When I say slightly, I mean slightly. I am a full-time artist, so to me, precision is very important, and I have an exacting eye. So to me, this was definitely a point that made this paper trimmer unusable.I have attached an image of an edge that I cut using the trimmer (following the directions exactly) lined up on my Alvin grid. If the lack of straightness is noticeable to you, then don’t get the trimmer. If it isn’t, by all means, purchase this thing! It’s great otherwise.I inspected the trimmer, and I think the reason for this is that the paper holding mechanism moves a little bit, even when it should be locked down, which I believe causes the blade to run on a track that is not entirely straight.Anyway, I’m going to invest a little more money and buy an HFS cutter, which is probably what I should have done to begin with. This one just looked so lightweight and sleek (and was cheaper), so I couldn’t resist.

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    I bought this trimmer primarily for cutting and scoring handmade greeting cards. It performs about 50% of the duties I was expecting, but is still a step up from my old paper cutter.PROS:• Smooth, clean cuts• Blades are replaceable (and not too expensive at around $5/ blade)• Handy storage area at bottom of the trimmer• Includes 2 straight blades, 1 perforating blade, and 2 cutting mats• Can use each cutting mat 4 times by turning/flipping• Feels solidly built• “Locks” paper in place so it doesn’t shift during cutting• Rubberized base keeps the trimmer steadyCONS:• Not great for card stock (only cuts 4 sheets of 100lb cover stock (270gsm) at a time)• Magnetic paper guide doesn’t fit correctly, is difficult to position, and sometimes shifts while cutting• Can’t use for scoring (the scoring blade–sold separately–does not score card stock correctly)• Plastic guard makes it difficult to cut smaller paper sizes (under 4″)The magnetic paper guide is neat, but difficult to position correctly. It doesn’t fit the rail exactly, so it ends up at a slight angle whenever you try to position it. (See attached photo.) Not good if you want to cut your paper in a straight line! I have to double-check the position every time I move the guide. It would be better if it either fit that rail exactly or extended the full length of the cutting board to slot into both the upper and lower rails. The magnet is also a bit weaker than I expected, and the rail sometimes shifts while I’m cutting, leaving me with uneven paper sizes.On to scoring. I make large amounts of greeting card blanks at a time, and 15+ minutes of scoring by hand (with a bone folder and scoring board) leaves my hand aching and sore. I was hoping that the rotary trimmer–in combination with the  CARL K-30 Replacement Scoring Blade for the DC-210/220/238/2503 –would be a great solution for me.However, it doesn’t score wide or deep enough to even leave an impression on the back of the card stock, much less create a smooth fold. (See attached photos for comparison.) Very disappointed. The scoring blade is not wide enough or heavy-duty enough to score heavy card stock. I’ve tested several different paper weights, and construction paper is the heaviest thing it will score correctly. This is currently the only scoring blade available for this trimmer.So in summary, cutting is very good in general, acceptable if you use card stock. Scoring is a non-starter. If you’re planning on using this paper trimmer for cutting computer paper or small amounts of card stock, it’ll probably suit your needs perfectly.

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