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#1 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 6:01:28 AM(UTC)
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I`ve seen lots of posts about new trimmers and trimmer reviews and all that.However my question is when do know it`s time to get a new trimmer?Blushing
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#2 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 7:53:28 AM(UTC)
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angieknecht wrote:
I`ve seen lots of posts about new trimmers and trimmer reviews and all that.However my question is when do know it`s time to get a new trimmer?Blushing



When it starts to tear the paper, leaving a slightly rough edge. Don't fix it if it ain't broke!!
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#3 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 8:48:43 AM(UTC)
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Does just changing the blade work? My paper is completely being ruined and I was just going to replace the blade.

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#4 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 9:00:14 AM(UTC)
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JennyKozar wrote:
Does just changing the blade work? My paper is completely being ruined and I was just going to replace the blade.

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Absolutely! It is just like a new trimmer, but with far less costBigGrin
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#5 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 9:32:33 AM(UTC)
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i do that but it seems like everyone`s always getting a new trimmer does there come a time when a new blade just insn`t enogh
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#6 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 10:45:16 AM(UTC)
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I have bought two new trimmers. The first I dropped and broke a plastic part. The second one, i used so much that the trimmer warpped a little and no longer cut straight ( it was the orange fiskar one ). Otherwise I have just replaced blades when needed. ho.pe this helps

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#7 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 3:08:59 PM(UTC)
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I tend to keep my tools, as I would rather spend my $$$ on fun stuff, not to replace something I have that works fine. I am always very careful to store my trimmer flat, so that it can't warp. I have heard of the warping happening a lot, so when I got my last trimmer, I kept the box to store it. I am a fan of the Creative Memories trimmer with the rolling blade; I imagine other reputable brands with a similar format woudl be fine.
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#8 Posted : Friday, November 19, 2010 4:32:49 PM(UTC)
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I decided to get a new trimmer when I keep getting frustrated that the one I had did not cut a good 90 degree angle. If what you have works for you no need to replace it.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2010 12:08:28 AM(UTC)
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I've had my blue fiskars trimmer for about 6 yrs. and just change the blade when cuts get jagged. I've tried other trimmers but I like this one because you can see the measure marks easy Blink ,lol.
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:47:07 PM(UTC)
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I haven't tried the Creative Memories one, but I tried several other's that I haven't been happy with. It's probably me and not the cutters....but I just couldn't get a good straight cut. My latest purchase is the one by Stampin' Up which is made by Friscar but I liked the silver background better. It was easier for me to see the markings. So far I'm very happy with this one. I would just change the blades unless you are unhappy with the entire cutter and how it works.

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#11 Posted : Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:17:47 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't replace your trimmer if you're happy with it and it's in working condition--a blade change should do the trick. I wanted to try a guillotine trimmer (and the "commercial/school grade" guillotine my husband brought home years ago is lost in the black hole he calls the garage), so I bought one, but I still use my (older model) CM trimmer for small jobs. I keep a scoring blade in my green Cricut trimmer.

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