Top positive review
36 of 36 people found this helpful
on June 23, 2007
this trimmer is great for us everyday people. i am not a tool snob. i love whatever is fast, efficient, and mobile. i scrap at home and at workshops. i usually have clutter when i am in a creative mood. this trimmer holds up WELL! i chuck it around through my mess and crop like a mad woman! i have used this and the smaller one for years but have recently gone to just this one because the 8.5 inch one sucked. it never cut straight. this one cuts straight because the arm/tracks are much more sturdy. i thought there might be something better out there so i went on a mission for 12 inch trimmers. i am a big creative memories customer so used theirs at a workshop and did not like it at all. i was disappointed that i did not like it. must have flipped open wrong, or didn't hold paper well. i just know it cut paper crooked. i also recently purchased two other new trimmers. the green and pink one from provo craft is ok but the arm is in my way because it only lifts up and the arm feels cheaper and wobbles. the other one is the new orange 12 inch trimmer from fiskars and i returned it the same day. the main reason is because the arm is made to swing on the other side, it opens up on the small side of the trimmer. IT SUCKS! there is no room to work with the paper or scraps with the arm open over the small side. i loved everything alse about the orange one, but that arm was a big deal. none of the other fiskars (euro) open this way. so now i am back to using the classic gray one and am perfectly content. i will just stock up on replacement blades for the future. and another thing, i think the blades last for a LONG time. i think in the last 8 years i have replaced mine 2 or 3 times.