Top positive review
36 people found this helpful
on November 16, 2011
I have only had this thing for less than a month now.
And I'd say that I've used it probably less than ten times so far.
But it is a great little tool.
Exactly what I needed to save time and effort and to really do a better job of making the folds.
I scored my cartons before by drawing pencil-lines and making "dotted lines", "puncture lines" with a utility knife.
That worked okay but it was a pretty slow job, and not a particularly fun job.
My new carton-sizer is just perfect for me.
It's very quick and easy and accurate too.
I also bought the Skil 2352 Rotary Cutter.
Oh yes, it's worth every nickel I paid for it too.
I just use it to cut cardboard fast and easy.
If I never use that rotary cutter thing for anything else, it'll still have been well worth buying.
You might as well make the job quick and easy and actually fun.
Why suffer it out just because you think you're going to save a nickel?
The money you spent buying the right tools will come back to you you know.
The easier something is to do, the more likely we are to do it in good time.
And that notion applies to saving on packing materials and freight charges.
Fold 'em down, trim 'em down, step back and smile.
UPDATE 18 AUG 2013 -
According to my records -
And according to Amazon's records -
I bought this tool on 01 Nov 2011.
That's something less than 2 yrs that I've been using it.
So I don't know if you'll count me as an experienced carton-cutter-downer or not.
Man I wouldn't want to be without this little low-cost tool.
I had read where some folks out there said they used a pizza cutter to score their fold-lines.
Well that's fine.
But you can use this tool that I'm reviewing here in the same manner.
If that's what suits the fold-line-creating job at hand.
1) Lay the cardboard down on your work-table.
2) Draw your pencil-line with a ruler of some sort and a pencil or marker of some sort (I like the crayon-type marking pencil).
3) Run the wheel of this tool right down the pencil-line.
What I'm talking about here is forgetting about the adjustable guide on the tool arm.
Like when you just want to neatly fold a smaller piece of cardboard to fit into the end of a box or something.
Good little tool.
Didn't cost a whole lot of money.
Handy little tool.
Glad I bought it.