Finally, a paper cutter that will cut at very nearly a perfect right-angle when paper is lined up with the top paper guide. I've purchased many other paper cutters over the years of all prices and styles and this is the first that has come this close. The wire is a great aid for lining up pre-measured and marked paper. The increments marked on the face of the cutter and running the length of the cutting bed facilitate cutting to the closest 1/4" while the rulers at the top and bottom will enable 1/16" measurements. The blade tracks well without the blade guides distorting under pressure. The 8-1/2" x 12-1/2" cutting bed is just right for cutting 12" scrapbook paper yet the overall 8-1/2" x 14-1/2" size of the cutter makes it small enough to travel with ease. A well-thought-out tool. Two thumbs up for this priced-right cutter.
I luv the cutter and the size sketches on the front where they can not be smeared. I got extra blades which is I for the cutter but it has a a score attachment also which Scrapbook.com does not carry at all. I had to call the company from the number on package and get them. They come in one blade and score in a pack. Since Scrapbook.com doesn't carry alot of stuff that is advertised I have changed ordering sites. This place will get it in stock for u really fast and are very good about helping u out with problems in merchandise u really want. Fiskars was totally amazed they did not carry the score blade that goes with the machine. I have already received them from Fiskars fast shipment.
i purchased this trimmer a few weeks ago, i love it! i've a few other trimmer, including some other fiskars, and they just dont compare to me! the wire shows you exactly where its going to cut. the grid and ruler on the board are under the plastic and wont rub off. the extended arm locks into place when measuring larger pieces of paper. the trimmer itself has a lock so it makes it easy to travel with and store. it has rubber corners which keep the trimmer in place when cutting, i've really come to appreciate that. all around a really great trimmer and wish i had it when i started!
OK, first a confession: I haven't actually cut anything with it yet, that's for this weekend.... BUT, I've always loved Fiskars paper cutters -- I've always had excellent luck and this one has the wider cutting base for easier cutting for A2 cards (5.5 without extending the arm) AND scrapbooking -- how often does one ever cute more than 6"? NEVER, because 6 is half of the 12x12 paper so if you want to cut 8 you can cut 4. SO, I'm thinking I'll never have to worry about pulling out the arm for cutting again in my whole life. I bought one for my BFF too!