This trimmer is ideal for those smaller jobs that don't rate dragging out the full-size trimmer. Light-weight, easy to use, durable(ish); my ONLY complaint is that it's difficult to store, since the blade cartridge sticks out farther than the rest of the tool (to be fair, I can't really imagine how one would remedy this, unless there was some way to develop a flat blade...?).
In any event, the blades and cutting mat are very easy to replace, and the replacement parts are readily available. "If you want my Cutterpede Mini, you'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead hand!"
I love this little trimmer. It is perfect for smaller jobs, like trimming pictures and mini-book scrapping. The blade is sharp (and covered) and I get a straight line every time. Even better, it works with all the decorative blades used on the larger Cutterpede. Now I don't have to pull out the big 12" trimmer for every job. It's a great little addition to my scrapping arsenal. Thank you, Cutterpede.