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    My 12x12 Fiskars paper trimmer bit the dust first thing this morning at my all day crop when I accidently knocked if off the table with my big arse!

    So I am on the lookout for a new 12x12 paper trimmer - so tell me what you like and/or dislike about yours.
    bonnie


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    Bonnie, this was just discussed at length on this site or DIY, don't remember which.

    My vote is the Carl, hands down.
    Lynn

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    Bonnie, I think I started a link about the Carl (Bidex) cutters. You can probably read all of the replies if you see the subject of "older Carl cutter". I, too, am in a quandry about which to get. I was all set on this Carl one until I realized that the arm doesn't lift to insert the paper. I know it's no biggie for most people but it drives me crazy. One thing I do know, though, is that I want one with a magnetic arm that holds the paper securely plus has a rotary blade. Much better than those 'v' things. Just my opinion, though. Maybe we should all get together and design our own.
    Ms. Merry

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    I have an Carl Paper trimmer, and I like that the the bar doesn't lift for the paper. My Cricut 12x12 cutter does and I get tired of having to snap open -lift-snap shut-repeat, when cutting larger quantities of paper. I also felt that it was easier to adjust the paper while under the there, with the Cricut I can barely budge it after I've snapped it shut. Just MHO.


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    I have the newer Fiskars, rotary blade and lifting arm -- BUT -- it only goes to 10.5 on the top ruler -- ???what's with that???. Other then that I like it - you can get different style blades, too -- so a decorative edge is easy & straight.

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    I've had a paper trimmer that you had to life the bar to use and I like my Carl that you just slide it under much, much more. Not trying to sell you on the Carl, but I don't think you will be dissappointed. I think it was my 4th paper trimmer before I got the Carl and now I wouldn't use anything else.
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    Another Carl fan here.
    "Welcome to reality would you like some popcorn?"

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    I have a Tonic guillotine that I am loving. They are available in full base or only 6" wide with 12" cutting edge, also a mini for pics.

    Here is a link from the Cricut board about all their faves:
    12 x 12 trimmers

    Good luck with your search!

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    I also have the carl but have also have one from CM that the arm lifts up (Guillotine style) and find myself using the carl more. My only issue was i was having a hard time finding the replacement blades because it is the older version (not rotary) but am looking into getting the rotary one. I like that the blades last long.

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    Thanks for everyone's input. Is this the Carl that you are referring to:

    http://www.paperwishes.com/products/1842
    bonnie



 

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