Monday, July 21, 2014

Trimmer Help!

A few weeks ago, I was in the middle of making several cards and had a huge mess on my desk.  I dropped my trimmer in the floor beside my desk because it was taking up too much room and totally forgot about it.  I'm sure you can imagine what happened next.  I got up to take a potty break and SNAP!  I stepped right on the arm that swings out to measure the paper.  Here's what I was left with...

I broke the poor thing's arm!  {sad face}

I can cut anything out to 5.25" and that's it.  So now I'm on a quest for a new trimmer.  This is a big decision for me.  I am pretty picky about trimmers.  I have had several that have been mediocre and I would like to have one I love - but what to choose?

I need your help!  What trimmer do you use?  Do you love it?

Here are the few I've been looking at on Amazon: (These are affiliate links)

I have never owned a swing-arm or guillotine style trimmer and I never really wanted one until I used this super old one at work.  I was cutting coupons at lunch and a co-worker told me we had one stashed in the back.  I love it!  The thing is that it's great for coupons, but will I love it for crafting????  I just don't know.

Here's the other one I was looking at.  I really like rotary style trimmers and that's what I've used for a while now.  This one folds out to cut 12" paper, but then folds flat for storage.  It's a bit higher, but I'm willing to pay it if it works well.

I really like the measuring grid on this one, but I don't like this blade style.  I find that this type of blade tends to rip the paper instead of cut.  My friend has this kind and really likes it, but my OCD kicks in if I even see a little "fringe" on the paper due to the blade.

Sooooo.... Can you help me decide?  I would like to order one in the next day or two and would love your input.