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I used the CARL heavy duty trimmer for the first time last night and was blown away on the first cut! I had ordered it to replace a smaller trimmer I of a different brand had been using. The difference is like night and day from the other brand!! the cut is silky smooth and the accuracy of the line is wonderful!! I especially like the clamp mechanism that holds the paper in place. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. Thank you CARL!
Bought this for a project to work with 100 sheets of 110 cardstock. Over 500 full size cuts later and 100 small cuts so far the blade is going strong. I was cutting 5 sheets at a time but it was a little easier to do 3 or 4. With the rail system and the clamping mechinism the cuts are precision. The adjustable magnetic paper guide can be unintensionally moved ever so slightly so I kept an eye on it as I worked on my project.
It would be nice if the unit came with a square to square the guide and also two stops for the rail system. I had the need to do a cut that was in the middle of the page and not extending to any border. I used two Irwin Micro Clamps and clamped them to the rail thus providing stops without damaging the rail. I was able to make 5 to 6 precision cuts a minute by using my "stops" and the Carl Rotary Trimmer. I am very impressed with this system. My next investment will be the scoring blade.
I have several cutting boards and for my large projects I couldn't live with out this trimmer.
I teach and hold stamp camps and this has cut my cutting time down to minutes instead of the 2 hours I use to have to spend cutting single sheets one at a time. The only complaint I have is that the yellow reflective shield gets in the way when cutting smaller dimensions and if you need to cut something that is less then 2 inches this is not the trimmer for you. So I still have my Fiskars for the smaller dimensions.
Overall I must say thank you to Carl and I hope they can come up with a trimmer that can do all the dimensions.
This is a great trimmer.
We had the Professional Rotary Paper Trimmer with Ergonomic Handle, 15" CUIRT215 and it was OK (sometimes would cut slightly slanted); then it got destroyed by Sandy in the flood.
So we decided to buy a better rotary cutter and found this CARL Heavy Duty Rotary Paper Trimmer 17 inch. When we received the box, we were surprised how much bigger than the old it was. Also it is heavier, which is good because it now sits on the table and won't budge when we cut paper. The removable magnetic rear guide is great for helping to keep the papers square. The "lock down" guide by the rotary blade holds the paper down without moving. While our old cheaper cutter had a guide also, but it moved with the blade while you pushed the rotary blade onto the paper. This "heavy duty" cutter, locks down and cuts, you really don't have to put too much pressure on the blade to cut.
We've used it to cut photo paper as well as regular paper. It made excellent cuts. Definitely worth the price difference.