I have tried several...the circle scissor, the fiskars shape cutter, and several others. The only tool I've found that's easier to use than this one is the CM circle tool. However, for the price difference between the two, this is the best choice between the two. There is a slight difference in how easy it is to use, but a huge difference in price.
-On a glass cutting mat, this cuts beautifully.
-Circles are smooth on the edges, not slightly town, or imperfect as I found happened with some other circle cutters.
-Matting is easy to cut, and it's easy to keep track of what size you're cutting (unlike the coluzzle).
-Does NOT work on a self healing mat. MUST be used on a glass cutting board! The packaging did not state this (at least when I purchased mine) but the instructions do.
-On mine at least, the 'maps' in the center do not line up properly. Until I figured this out, I ruined a couple of photos.
Thanks to Flamingo for helping me figure out the sizing issue...I really appreciate it.
I have had some issues with my blade carriage...I am currently contacting EK Success about this...I have heard their customer service is second to none, however!
Hope this helps!
I think I have tried most the of circle cutters on the market. This is simply the best circle cutter there is. I don't have the 13"x13" glass mat. I have a smaller one, but this works great. HINT: If you have a problem with your paper slipping on the glass mat, keep a roll of blue painters tape handy and tape your paper down. Voila, no slipping and beautiful circles. I needed a huge circle once and ended up drawing around the outside edge of the template and cutting that out. I can't wait to get the oval and the rectangle templates that go with this cutter! The blades last quite awhile, but keep a supply on hand, there's nothing like a fresh, sharp blade!
If I could give this 10 stars, I would! I got this as a birthday gift about a month ago. If you go into my gallery, you can see that I've been having a TON of fun with it!
Being a relatively new scrapbooker, I've found myself quite overwhelmed at the enormous range of choices of tools, and I've done alot of impulse buying so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this circle cutter is very consistent, the blade is very sharp- doesn't take much pressure for you to get a good cut, and the variety of sizes is just endless! It really helps give a depth and personality to your pages. It's an inspiring tool that opens a new door in your mind.
I got this template kit as a gift, and I think it works fabulously. I thought it would be such a hassle because it was pretty big, but surprisingly it's not even that big. It cuts a variety of sizes for your layouts, cards, and any other projects. The curvy cutter latches right into the template, and I never have any problem with tearing my paper. I just run the blade around the template once, and I have a perfect circle! Get this tool if you don't already have it!