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Recommend a cutter please?

Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 16 Dec 2013 - 11:41

My beloved Creative Memories 12" cutter has finally blunted it's last blade; I stocked up on them when I knew they were going to discontinue it. Am having problems with my hands, so knife cutting is a bit inaccurate at the moment; so, I need recommendations for a nice new paper cutter please?

Needs to cut 12" both ways; the old one had a swing-out measuring bit. Preferably lightweight, but most important is accuracy.

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Post by Maria on Mon 16 Dec 2013 - 11:50

hmm, Ive got the same problem getting blades. Ive got a super xcut cutter but its a guiletine (sp) type and onbly 8 inches. It cuts much straighter than any of my cutters ever have though.

I know two people who recommend the 'purple cow' one but havent tried it myself.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Mon 16 Dec 2013 - 12:30

Ruth will love me for saying this, but a lot of people recommend the Stampin' Up cutter!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Mon 16 Dec 2013 - 12:34

kt_dragonfly wrote:Ruth will love me for saying this, but a lot of people recommend the Stampin' Up cutter!

If it's good I'd happily invest; did reply to Ruth's SU thread a few days ago asking about postage etc........

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Post by lyndaejane on Mon 16 Dec 2013 - 15:35

Can't help you there, I'm afraid, Tina: my paper trimmer is nearly 24 years old! It's a Dahle, and I love it - even though the measurements have completely rubbed off on the left hand edge. Unfortunately, they stopped making the models that were current when we bought this and I don't know whether the ones for sale now are as good.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 0:17

If you find one, let me know. I've got 3 here and they all cut skewiff. Grrrrrrr.

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 17 Dec 2013 - 8:59

Mine's OK on the left, where there's no markings, but on the right it cuts on the skew.

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Re: Recommend a cutter please?

Post by WeirdCat on Fri 3 Jan 2014 - 17:32

I am so lame with checking threads, yes the SU trimmer is very good but it's a bit heavy on the blades and won't cut chipboard even the fairly thin sort. The only other one that I've found cuts straight is the Tonic Studios one but again I got through blades using that two. However you do know have the option of having both a rotary trimmer and the normal blade on the SU trimmer and people speak highly of that too.

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Re: Recommend a cutter please?

Post by Scrap Monkey on Sat 4 Jan 2014 - 13:43

I tend to cut chipboard with a craft knife anyway, so that wouldn't be an issue. Have looked at various cutters and their reviews on Amazon, and none of them get great ratings, so SU it is.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Fri 31 Jan 2014 - 20:06

Well, my stampin' up stuff arrived today, and I have to say I'm very impressed with the cutter. Not too heavy, nice and stable, and most importantly, deadly accurate! Def worth the money  Very Happy Very Happy 

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