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    I just discovered an older Carl 12" paper trimmer, RBT12 in my stash. Am I totally clueless or does the ruler/blade holder lift up to add/remove paper. Every time I use it I slide the paper underneath the guide and it's a total pain to try to get out small cuts. I'm thinking of a new one but hope they surely open. Any advice?
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    On the RBT12 you have to slide your paper under the guide - the arm does not lift up. That is if this is the one you have...

    RBT12
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    Oh, yes, that's it. Thank you very much. I was beginning to think I was having a senior moment. Also I was checking out the new ones and seemed to find them under "Bidex" made by Carl. Interesting. Now I need to just figure out which rotary one to get to take to crops.
    Ms. Merry

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    I just used one of these for the first time last night... and didn't like it one bit. I'll stick with my fisckars any day.!! It was new and didn't cut good at all.

    Just my 2 cents worth. Like any one cares. LOL

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    I have the same one, bought ages ago (for other than scrapping) Works great but small cuts are such a pain since the arm doesn't lift up. Also having a very hard time finding replacement blades. The original blade finally wore out (lasted a long time) and luckily i bought a replacement blade when i bought the cutter, i tried to find the replacements so i have them on hand for when this one wears out but have had no luck at all. Been thinking of getting a new cutter becuase of this.

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    I have this Carl rotry cutter:
    http://www.artcity.com/cmi-12200rt200.html
    and I love it. Have used the same blade in it for 3 or 4 years. Wasn't used a lot the first two but the last two have used it often.

    Easy to use and cuts straight.
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    Lynn, that's the exact one I'm looking at. Or maybe the RT100 personal cutter. I have the small 6" Carl and LOVE it for 4x6 photos. The rotary makes it cut smoothly and I can trim up to 1/16" or smaller off of anything. As for the replacements blades, I think you can find them either online or through office supply stores. Thanks so much for the advice.
    Ms. Merry

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    You can find the replacement blades on-line and you can also get several different ones, wave design, etc., plus a scoring blade, so with the cutter and several blades, you have a lot to work with.
    Lynn

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    I have the same one as Lynn...the RT200 and love it! Yes, it's true the arm doesn't lift but it cuts beautifully. I have all of the decorative blades and it's pretty much the only cutter I use.
    I've had it for quite some time but I purchased my cutter and all of the blades at Staples. They carry a variety of Carl cutters and their replacement blades and cutting mat/strips.
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    I got mine at Sams years ago.
    Lynn


 

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