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Paper Cutters

Postby malachi » September 2nd, 2005, 9:39 pm

I know we have had a discussion about paper cutters here in the past, but it was on a topic of "the perfect fold", so I thought I would start a new thread and point out that I recently saw Fiskars 24" Craft and Quilt (rotary) Cutter at Wal-Mart for $30. You have to provide your own cutting mat, but this trimmer doesn't appear to have the same size limitations that my 12" rotary trimmer has. I believe it could be used to cut something larger than 24", without folding, by cutting in sections.

http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/tools/trimmers/rotary/24-craft--quilting-cutter/default.aspx

I plan to get one sometime soon, but I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with one of these, or similar, cutters.
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Postby TheRealChris » September 3rd, 2005, 12:58 am

I really asked myself, if these cutters would be usefull for me. I own a carpet cutter, a steel-ruler and a cutting mat. and I never had the feeling, that something was missing. I can cut out nearly everything I want. and it's even more flexible than these cutting machines.
hmm... maybe I'm wrong.


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Postby malachi » September 3rd, 2005, 2:30 am

Hey, use whatever works for you. I also do a lot of other cutting for board games and such, and I find that this is much easier for me than using a straight edge and trying to keep a blade on target.
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Postby JeffNYC » February 27th, 2009, 3:26 am

Any opinion on something like this:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/carl- ... ge-system/

..versus a cutting mat, art knife, and steel ruler?

I've read the threads on making a perfect square, it seems like this would be easier to get 90 degree angles and measure each side.
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Postby Ondrej.Cibulka » February 27th, 2009, 2:37 pm

When we folded some jewellery it was very suitable to use cutting machine due to easier making of many small squares.
For standard use I have Olfa hand cutter. Thin and flexible. It is this one:
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Postby gordigami » February 27th, 2009, 11:35 pm

I tend to cut an incredible number of squares, so that entails utilizing several tools & modes of cutting.
I use the Kobalt adjustable hand cutter, with a 4' mat on 1" plywood, with several templates, plastic and self made.
Of my 4 stationary trimmers, I suppose that I use the Rototrim Mastercut II professional model the most.
http://www.rotatrim.co.uk/product_images/full_size/small_professional.jpg
Even with high quality tools, cutting an exact square is challenging, mostly requiring deliberation & patience .

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Postby Anonymous » June 28th, 2009, 3:32 pm

I am a big fan of the rotary cutters. They really seem to get the job done. I am a huge fan of the British-made Rotatrim brand. The cut is very precise. The cutter has a grid, so it makes it very easy to cut down paper into squares.

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http://www.officezone.com/m2rotar.htm
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