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Carl 12200 Bidex Professional 10-Sheet Rotary Trimmer, Metal Base, 12 x 11

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  • Carbide blade provides smooth operation, which is included
  • Cuts up to 10 sheets of standard 20-pound bond paper
  • Cuts mat board, card stock, plastic sheets, etc; ideal for home office functions or craft projects
  • Up to 11 different cutting blade patterns available -sold separately
  • Limited lifetime warranty -excluding blade and cutting mat
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Technical Details
Brand NameCarl
Item Weight3 pounds
Product Dimensions17.1 x 11.5 x 2.8 inches
Item model number12200
ColorBlue/Ivory
Material TypeMetalCarbide
Number of Items1
Size12-Inch
Manufacturer Part Number265612
  
Additional Information
ASINB00007E7M4
Best Sellers Rank #19,618 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 17, 2003
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Perfect trimmer that's versatile enough to be at home in the Home, School, Office, or Home/Office. Choose the size that best fits your projects - the RT-200 12" Trimmer, RT-215 15" Trimmer or RT-218 18" Trimmer.

Patented CARL cutting rail holds paper firmly in place, while premium carbide blades ensure a precise, accurate cut. Sturdy metal base is calibrated and features preset measurements for common-sized items. Updated graphics, rulers and grid make it easy to trim materials.

The cutting blade rests directly next to the cutting rail, so there's no guessing where the blade comes into contact with the materials you're trimming!

Trims up to 10 sheets of standard 20 lb. bond copy paper. Also trims card stock, black core artist mat board, plastic sheets, acetate and much, much more!!

While the Professional Series Trimmers include a straight blade, there are 10 other blade designs that are sold separately. These decorative blades are ideal for creating cards, scrapbook pages, borders, invitations, and a lot of other projects.

Key Benefits

  • Trims up to 10 sheets of standard 20 lb. bond paper
  • Sturdy metal base is calibrated with preset measurements
  • Up to 11 different cutting blade patterns available (sold separately)
  • Limited lifetime warranty (blades and cutting mats excluded)

Product Description

Count on precise, accurate cuts with the premium carbide blade. Cuts up to 10 sheets. Patented rail system holds paper firmly to ensure a sharp edge and exact cut. Sturdy metal base is calibrated and features preset measurements for common-sized items. Updated graphics, rulers and grid make it easy to trim materials. Cuts mat board, card stock, plastic sheets, etc. Ideal for small and home office functions or craft projects. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty (excludes blade and cutting mats). All sheet capacities are based on 20-lb. bond.

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Customer Reviews

I am very happy with my new rotary trimmer.
K. Fuerstenberger
My father used this to trim photos so that they were nice and even for framing.
Sandy
Its very rare to get an item that is better than expected!
Anton P. Jepsen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Jessica E. Bowen on December 18, 2006
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A basic paper cutter, I have found so many uses for this! It cuts through several pieces of paper at once - maybe 10 sheets, and the rotary blade is precise and much safer than the guillotine style. I use it to cut photos I've printed from the computer, school projects, cutting strips for paper chains, cutting paper for crafts, cutting recipes to fit into my recipe box, etc. It's small enough to store easily too - and even to bring it with me if I'm crafting away from home.
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Jane Stansell on February 18, 2007
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This trimmer is very definitely worth the price. It cuts smoothly every time. Because of the clear plastic edges, there's no guesswork involved in setting up the cutting line for small pieces. There is a grid on the bed of the trimmer, marked for setting up bigger pieces without having to examine the path of the cutting blade. Amazing amongst trimmers, this one is actually true to the right angle between horizontal and vertical. The trimmer weighs more than plastic ones, but I still use it on my lap for last minute adjustments in card-making. This trimmer is by Carl, whose website gives the impression that Carl is a serious company, producing quality products. I use the trimmer daily, and am very happy with it.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Kendra K. Harnden on January 16, 2007
I had this on my wish list for Christmas this year & my mom bought it for me. I had not actually ever seen this product except for online. Just before Thanksgiving I borrowed a friends Fiskars brand rotary trimmer & decided I'd like one of my own. I chose this particular one because of size & pricing. I am very, very pleased - it is a much better quality than the Fiskars. Very solid metal & hard plastic construction. Easy removal of small interchangeable blades with handy blade storage on underside of trimmer (have to love anything that's self containing :). Highly recommended !!!
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129 of 141 people found the following review helpful By rkm001 on May 25, 2004
I was looking for a paper cutter to trim digital photos from my new printer, and took the title of "professional" perhaps a bit too literally. The paper cutter came in a plastic case, and the construction of the item was about at that level. The cutter essentially pushes a rolling blade, somewhat like a pizza cutter, through whatever material you're trying to cut against a hard rubber strip. The "patented" holder doesn't hold pictures very well. What results is a curvy, poorly cut photo. In addition, the pictures would then stick to the rubber strip (which Carl's website said was due to some kind of suction effect), and would take a good tug to get off.
After being thoroughly disappointed (it's $29.95 plus about $10 shipping from Amazon/Adorama), I asked my local art store what they used, and they showed me their 6 year-old German-made Dahle 507 Personal Trimmer, which with self-sharpening blades, was still cutting sharply and precisely after all these years. They apparently use it for all their small cutting needs in the store. I bought one for $50 after a bit more research, and have just finished retrimming all my photos so that they have straight edges (and it worked perfectly). If what you're looking for is a digital photo cutter, go for a Dahle or one of the better ones at Amazon. I'd avoid this product. Personally, I'd avoid the Carl brand, but have no personal knowledge of their higher end products.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 22, 2007
I do a *ton* of crafts - I sell origami on the web and create paper presents for family and friends. The cutter I use is this Bidex cutter. I have been doing crafts with paper for many, many years - since I was very young. I've gone through a number of cutters in that time. I am really VERY happy with the Bidex cutter. The blade is tucked in behind a plastic shield and despite years of use I've never been cut once. I've used this thing on a ton of paper types - origami, thick weave, flower-embedded, card stock. It's never had a problem. I even use it on laminated items and it slices right through it. The lines and guides on it make selecting the exact length you want to be quite easy. Highly recommended.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on April 20, 2005
Clearly "rkm001" has had some difficulty in using this equipment. I have one that I used as part of my job. I have probably cut over 1000 photos/labels/etc. Other people in the office have cut more than 2000 photos. It does exactly what it is supposed to do - it cuts a straight line along the edge of the guide.

Where this problem arises is when the cutting surface, underneath the cutting wheel, becomes worn from use. I grove will slowly develop and since the cutting surface is not fixed in position and can slide from side to side, the grove will not be straight nor will it be parallel to the cutting guide.

To solve this problem, you should not use extreme force when cutting. Gentle pressure is adequate for cutting a photo. You can also remove the cutting surface and rotate it 90° or even flip it over. This gives you four cutting surfaces to work with. Ultimately you will need to replace it. Carl makes those too.

For $20, it works well and unless you plan to cut thousands of times a month, it is fine for home or light office use.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ronald King on December 30, 2005
It performs as you'd expect. The bar holds the paper in place, and the cutter cuts the paper. I also got the perforating and scoring blades, and those also work very well. Using the cutter and perforator, I've made several custom-size notebooks with tear-out pages.
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