I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the Cutterpede Trimmer lately. They have two models, a 12″ trimmer and a 5″ trimmer but I’m going to talk about the former one because it’s probably the one most paper and scrapbook aficionados will get the most use of.
It looks sort of similar to a full sized paper cutter like the ones from Fiskars but the width is much shorter, and thus more portable and lightweight. With a standard cutting arm and rotary blade assembly, it trims accurately and neatly through even thick paper without a huge amount of pressure. There’s also an interesting fold out ruler so that you can extend your measuring beyond the physical dimensions of the cutter.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that this cutter is especially nice for left-handed folks because you can measure from both sides of the blade and you don’t need to flip it around in order to use it. The blade seems to be rather durable, but if you use it too much they do have replacements for under 3 dollars. They also sell different blades for things like scoring and perforating at the same price.
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