Flag
  • Sign In
  • 0 items
  • Search
Welcome Guest! Please login to enable all features.

Notification

Icon
Error

MonkeyPhat Offline
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:16:59 AM(UTC)
MonkeyPhat

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/25/2012(UTC)
Posts: 6
United States
Location: Oklahoma

Hi all! I'm new to paper crafts. I have an Expression 2 but my question is about the paper cutter I use to trim paper.

I tried to search for this answer but if you search for "paper cutter" you get about 30,000 hits!

I have a Cricut cutter that is a few years old. I replaced the blade because it wasn't cutting smoothly. Hobby Lobby didn't have the Cricut brand so I got a generic. It is shredding the paper.

Before I go buy a Cricut blade I thought I'd ask if most people use the sliding paper cutter or do you use the kind you have to chop down?
Maxluv Offline
#2 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:29:26 AM(UTC)
Maxluv

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 12/27/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,184
United States
Location: Baltimore MD

Thanks: 41 times
Was thanked: 480 time(s) in 367 post(s)
I do candy wrappers and other things that i don't use my E for..i use the Fiskar paper trimmer its the kind that you chop down,lol..I also have a couple of the sliding ones..just favor this one i guess, the others are in the drawer.
MonkeyPhat Offline
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:32:04 AM(UTC)
MonkeyPhat

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/25/2012(UTC)
Posts: 6
United States
Location: Oklahoma

Originally Posted by: Maxluv Go to Quoted Post
I do candy wrappers and other things that i don't use my E for..i use the Fiskar paper trimmer its the kind that you chop down,lol..I also have a couple of the sliding ones..just favor this one i guess, the others are in the drawer.


Lol, thanks. Chop down is all I could think of!

DorothyS Offline
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00:30 AM(UTC)
DorothyS

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/19/2011(UTC)
Posts: 836
Location: New Brunswick Canada

Thanks: 91 times
Was thanked: 233 time(s) in 140 post(s)
I have the your story one and probably 5 fiskars all slide ones.
cakelady1965 Offline
#5 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:06:25 AM(UTC)
cakelady1965

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/14/2009(UTC)
Posts: 103
Location: NC

Thanks: 18 times
Was thanked: 27 time(s) in 23 post(s)
I have the Cricut green one...it seems to work well for me so far....
MamaC2 Offline
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:40:31 PM(UTC)
MamaC2

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 1/27/2008(UTC)
Posts: 4,994

Thanks: 5358 times
Was thanked: 3513 time(s) in 1756 post(s)
Love Fiskars paper trimmers...all kinds! Fiskars is also awesome for service on their trimmers, too! Blades are easy to find, the workmanship is top quality, and great customer service...Fiskars is my choice!

I use the 12 inch personal paper trimmer (sliding).
KarenCuller Offline
#7 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:55:14 PM(UTC)
KarenCuller

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 3/31/2008(UTC)
Posts: 223
Location: Maryland

Thanks: 1 times
Was thanked: 14 time(s) in 12 post(s)
I too like the fiskars slide.
Eloise Offline
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:59:12 PM(UTC)
Eloise

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 5/6/2011(UTC)
Posts: 3

Thanks: 2 times
I just bought a new Cricut brand trimmer at Micheals 40% off. My old Fiskars trimmer needed a new blade and I got a whole new trimmer for the price of the new blade. I love it so far!
winzercastle Offline
#9 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:28:41 PM(UTC)
winzercastle

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/15/2008(UTC)
Posts: 726
United States
Location: Houston, TX

Thanks: 246 times
Was thanked: 272 time(s) in 204 post(s)
I use Fiskar's Sure cut. It is a sliding one, but what I love the most about it is that is has a silver wire so you can place that wire on the line EXACTLY where you want to cut, without having to measure, and if you do not have great eyesight, it helps alot!
 1 user thanked winzercastle for this useful post.
Cassie on 4/30/2012(UTC)
MarleneO Offline
#10 Posted : Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:13:31 PM(UTC)
MarleneO

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 12/21/2008(UTC)
Posts: 385
United States
Location: USA

Thanks: 7 times
Was thanked: 103 time(s) in 80 post(s)
I got one from "My Craft Channel" called the "CutterPillar Pro" and it is fantastic. It was not cheap $75 or so, but is great! It is a full 12x12, has a light on the cutting edge, the blade never needs changing, it gets sharpened by rubbing against the metal it is cutting against and is extremely accurate. I have been through quite a few different cutters, including Carl, which is a very good cutter and none compare to the this one.
Cassie Offline
#11 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 4:05:02 AM(UTC)
Cassie

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 11/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,554
United States

Thanks: 51 times
Was thanked: 313 time(s) in 255 post(s)
I'm in the market for a new one.

I've had my cricut trimmer for at least 3 years (my 2nd one actually) and I love it. But lately, it is eating my paper alive. I've changed to a new blade (twice) and it's still not working. Even cleaned it to make sure no paper was stuck in the grooves and still didn't work. I need a new one ASAP.
MonkeyPhat Offline
#12 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 4:40:29 AM(UTC)
MonkeyPhat

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/25/2012(UTC)
Posts: 6
United States
Location: Oklahoma

Originally Posted by: Cassie Go to Quoted Post
I'm in the market for a new one.

I've had my cricut trimmer for at least 3 years (my 2nd one actually) and I love it. But lately, it is eating my paper alive. I've changed to a new blade (twice) and it's still not working. Even cleaned it to make sure no paper was stuck in the grooves and still didn't work. I need a new one ASAP.


Cassie, that is exactly what is happening with mine! From reviews here, I think I'm going to look into Fiskars.
Friend958 Offline
#13 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:09:44 AM(UTC)
Friend958

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 2/6/2009(UTC)
Posts: 1,016

Thanks: 37 times
Was thanked: 207 time(s) in 166 post(s)
Tonic guillotine, love it. Hate the Cricut one.
rhondah* Offline
#14 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:30:28 AM(UTC)
rhondah*

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Circle Member, Registered
Joined: 6/12/2007(UTC)
Posts: 25,832
United States
Location: IL- MQ pg 17/#496

Thanks: 20083 times
Was thanked: 14757 time(s) in 8873 post(s)
Originally Posted by: MarleneO Go to Quoted Post
I got one from "My Craft Channel" called the "CutterPillar Pro" and it is fantastic. It was not cheap $75 or so, but is great! It is a full 12x12, has a light on the cutting edge, the blade never needs changing, it gets sharpened by rubbing against the metal it is cutting against and is extremely accurate. I have been through quite a few different cutters, including Carl, which is a very good cutter and none compare to the this one.

I also have the Cutterpillar and love it! I have a good Fiskars rotary that I use alot too.
AnnaC Offline
#15 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:48:00 AM(UTC)
AnnaC

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 5/17/2006(UTC)
Posts: 248

Thanks: 14 times
Was thanked: 87 time(s) in 55 post(s)
Scrapperdee Online
#16 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:49:45 AM(UTC)
Scrapperdee

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 5/6/2008(UTC)
Posts: 9,330
Canada
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Thanks: 5933 times
Was thanked: 4172 time(s) in 2392 post(s)
Originally Posted by: PeggyD Go to Quoted Post


That's the same one I have...I love it:


 1 user thanked Scrapperdee for this useful post.
Annabella on 4/30/2012(UTC)
Scootingranny Offline
#17 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:57:14 AM(UTC)
Scootingranny

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 8/31/2008(UTC)
Posts: 5,289

Thanks: 689 times
Was thanked: 3485 time(s) in 1904 post(s)
I have the Tonic Guillotine http://www.joann.com/12-...-paper-trimmer/prd27553/ (not sure if this is a competitive price, just posting so you can see what it looks like) which I use a lot because it's capable of cutting 12 x 12 paper but yet still portable and got this one for crops and trips http://www.joann.com/8-1...-paper-trimmer-/prd7590/ and I really like them both.

I am also going to start using the tip shown on this video...love this website and her videos have been helpful for me.
http://www.amazingpaperg...it-making-straight-cuts/
 1 user thanked Scootingranny for this useful post.
pamfairley on 4/28/2012(UTC)
scrappinUPstyle Offline
#18 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 7:07:08 AM(UTC)
scrappinUPstyle

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)
Posts: 634
Location: U.P. Michigan

Thanks: 356 times
Was thanked: 211 time(s) in 151 post(s)
Originally Posted by: winzercastle Go to Quoted Post
I use Fiskar's Sure cut. It is a sliding one, but what I love the most about it is that is has a silver wire so you can place that wire on the line EXACTLY where you want to cut, without having to measure, and if you do not have great eyesight, it helps alot!


I also have this trimmer, but after only a few months of use the wire frayed. Mad Does anyone know if and how the wire can be replaced?
jojoy Offline
#19 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 7:16:57 AM(UTC)
jojoy

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 4/20/2009(UTC)
Posts: 7,620
United States
Location: Midwest

Thanks: 12671 times
Was thanked: 12762 time(s) in 4012 post(s)
Originally Posted by: MamaC Go to Quoted Post
Love Fiskars paper trimmers...all kinds! Fiskars is also awesome for service on their trimmers, too! Blades are easy to find, the workmanship is top quality, and great customer service...Fiskars is my choice!

I use the 12 inch personal paper trimmer (sliding).


That's the one I use almost all the time. Blades seem to last a long time.
Leanner Offline
#20 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 9:23:27 AM(UTC)
Leanner

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Circle Member, Registered
Joined: 1/5/2009(UTC)
Posts: 3,491

Thanks: 1048 times
Was thanked: 1550 time(s) in 1140 post(s)
I have the similiar style in the Fiskars rotary. This one is working well and I have tried a lot of them out....

pinkEscrapper Offline
#21 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 9:27:11 AM(UTC)
pinkEscrapper

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 2/27/2012(UTC)
Posts: 290
United States
Location: North Carolina

Thanks: 117 times
Was thanked: 141 time(s) in 81 post(s)
Originally Posted by: Scrapperdee Go to Quoted Post



I use this one too! & Love it!Wub
 1 user thanked pinkEscrapper for this useful post.
Scrapperdee on 4/30/2012(UTC)
~tallulah~ Offline
#22 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 3:11:51 PM(UTC)
~tallulah~

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/10/2009(UTC)
Posts: 1,873
Location: indiana

Thanks: 98 times
Was thanked: 343 time(s) in 247 post(s)
i use the making memories rotary (slide) trimmer. self-sharpening blade and cuts accurately.
MamaC2 Offline
#23 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 4:15:19 PM(UTC)
MamaC2

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Registered, Circle Member
Joined: 1/27/2008(UTC)
Posts: 4,994

Thanks: 5358 times
Was thanked: 3513 time(s) in 1756 post(s)
Originally Posted by: scrappinUPstyle Go to Quoted Post
I also have this trimmer, but after only a few months of use the wire frayed. Mad Does anyone know if and how the wire can be replaced?


YES, YES, YES! I received a new unit ruler/wire unit yesterday from Fiskars. I sent an email to customer service at Fiskars and told them about the wire fraying. Those little wires are razor sharp...be careful! Within a week I was sent a replacement part. The unit that flips up and down can be removed and a new unit put in.

I had a different problem with the same 12 inch personal trimmer back in Nov 2010. The blade kept falling out. Fiskars replaced the whole unit!

Fiskars is awesome with customer service.

Here is the info...

Fiskars Customer Care Team
2537 Daniels Street
Madison, WI 53718
866-348-5661
www.fiskars.com

Elannah Offline
#24 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 4:53:29 PM(UTC)
Elannah

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 8/28/2009(UTC)
Posts: 447

Thanks: 9 times
Was thanked: 74 time(s) in 57 post(s)
I have a Genesis. I love it! It's my baby!

Elannah
JulieSteed1 Offline
#25 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 6:51:29 PM(UTC)
JulieSteed1

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 2/3/2009(UTC)
Posts: 97
Location: Northwest OH

Thanks: 2 times
Was thanked: 1 time(s) in 1 post(s)
I use the Purple Cows 2 in 1 Combo Trimmer! Will never go back to a Fiskars again, always a hair off. The Purple Cows has a guillotine on one side and a rotary with changeable blades on the other and is 13" wide. Don't worry about the kids with the guillotine. The patented cutting system cuts accurately and cleanly but does not have a sharp blade. It's all in the action between the surfaces. You will have to check out their variety of trimmers at www.purplecows.net and learn about it. I love it because I can cut just a sliver off and not chew up the paper. The rotary side is fun too with all sorts of blades. I see that they are coming out with some really cool new products.

Check it out for yourself!
Julie
Momtozsm Offline
#26 Posted : Friday, April 27, 2012 11:22:17 PM(UTC)
Momtozsm

Rank: Advanced Member

Medals: Cricut Circle Member: Member of the Cricut Circle

Groups: Circle Member, Registered
Joined: 5/25/2008(UTC)
Posts: 205
United States

Thanks: 304 times
Was thanked: 124 time(s) in 51 post(s)
I have 3 paper trimmers. My first paper trimmer is the Carl 200,(have this one going on13 yrs)my go to trimmer for heavy card stock or anytime I am cutting more the one sheet of paper. My 2nd trimmer is the making memories trimmer, is my ok trimmer, only reason I still use this one is it has a full 12x12 cutting surface where as the Carl only has only 8 1/2 x 12. My latest trimmer is the purple cow combination guillotine/rotary trimmer, this one I keep at our home is the States.
PaperKrafter4Life Offline
#27 Posted : Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:59:43 AM(UTC)
PaperKrafter4Life

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 5/14/2010(UTC)
Posts: 569
United States
Location: crafting in my downtown studio NW IA

Thanks: 270 times
Was thanked: 186 time(s) in 141 post(s)
I have a blue CARL rotary trimmer that I love and just the other day was at a thrift shop and found a bunch of scrapbooking stamps, papers, etc. well then up in this case by the front of the store they had one of the CARL rotary cutters so had a clerk get it out to examine, it was only $7.50 so I bought it as they run around $30.
MonkeyPhat Offline
#28 Posted : Saturday, April 28, 2012 5:22:22 AM(UTC)
MonkeyPhat

Rank: Newbie

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/25/2012(UTC)
Posts: 6
United States
Location: Oklahoma

WOW, I never expected such a response! But, now I have more choices than ever, lol

Thank you for all the ideas!
Cassie Offline
#29 Posted : Monday, April 30, 2012 3:21:48 AM(UTC)
Cassie

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 11/11/2007(UTC)
Posts: 1,554
United States

Thanks: 51 times
Was thanked: 313 time(s) in 255 post(s)
After reading this thread last week, I headed to ACM with a 50% off coupon and purchased the Fiskars Sure Cut. It cuts like butter. I love that it has the measurement marks in 16ths. I hope this one lasts me a while. Thanks MamaC for posting their C/S info.
 1 user thanked Cassie for this useful post.
MamaC2 on 4/30/2012(UTC)
Annabella Offline
#30 Posted : Monday, April 30, 2012 5:00:16 AM(UTC)
Annabella

Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 4/16/2009(UTC)
Posts: 2,264
United States
Location: Near Lake Erie

Thanks: 2444 times
Was thanked: 624 time(s) in 509 post(s)
Originally Posted by: Scrapperdee Go to Quoted Post
That's the same one I have...I love it:






I use the smaller version of this. The cutting bed is only about 3". It is great. I would always mark the size I want then would cut it by hand. I never realized how much easier this is. Now, it is always on my table and no more hand cutting!
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2014, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 2.683 seconds.
nebo-cricut-03