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Old 09-09-2021, 06:55 PM   #1  
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I am looking for a good Rotary cutter that actually cuts straight that won't break the bank. I have looked and read reviews and just can't seem to find one that has all good reviews. Let me know what you like.
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Old 09-11-2021, 11:37 AM   #2  
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Good question. I have not liked any of the regular inexpensive ones I tried.
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I love my Dahle (German) rotary paper trimmer. I've had it for about 15 years. It's been dropped on the floor several times. You can find it on Amazon, linked below. It is kind of expensive, but very worth it for me. I've never had to replace it, and it gets used every day. Looks like it's had a little update since I bought mine.

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I just bought a Rotatrim on Lydia Fiedler's recommendation and I absolutely love it. It's not cheap, but I've probably spent more on cheap trimmers and replacement blades over the years. The cuts are SO accurate!
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CARL Professional Rotary Paper Trimmer 18 inch they run about 30 to 40 dollars at various stores. I have had mine for many years, so long I can't remember but at least 20 years. Works great. I have had to change the cutting bar and the rotary blade several times in those years.

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I have had a Fiskars Original 18" Rotary Trimmer for over 15 years and love it for the big platform, and blades and cutting bar Very seldom need replacing. I'm sure it was from Michaels with discount coupon at that time. I searched online and Fiskars website says $97 !! and out of stock. I know I didn't pay more than $35 for it, but I don't know where it's available now.
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I have a Carl Rotary Trimmer model RT200. It's a very good product and the bonus for me is that the blades and cutting strips are available where I live overseas. I did have to fiddle with the bottom "leg" to get it completely straight but it's fine now. It was dear, but as others have said, it's worth the price because it cuts properly and has lasted very well. I think I've had mine for five or six years now and I use it almost daily.
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I have a Dahle 550. It is a good cutter except for two things: The measuring lines wear off here you use them often and I live in a very humid area, so the metal parts rust. I am considering having my husband take off the rusted parts, cleaning them and painting them with a rust-proof paint. I don’t know if that will throw off the measurements. I am also considering getting a Fiskars Procision rotary cutter. It is also self sharpening and Fiskars will replace parts with a phone call for as long as you have the product. Has anyone had or used the Procision? Thanks.

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Perhaps it's because I've always found a guillotine cutter works best for me. I love the Tim Holtz ones; I have the very large slim one that expands and several of the smaller 6"+ ones, as well as other types but I always go back to his when I want an exact cut.
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I have the Fiskars ProCision Rotary Trimmer and like it alot except for the fact that there is no arm to hold paper down so I have to make sure I have my paper held down well with my hands but its straight, and blades are self sharpening and as said above fiskar replaces parts free if needed. Ive contacted them on a different trimmer and they were quick to respond.
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I have a Carl Rotary Trimmer model RT200. It's a very good product and the bonus for me is that the blades and cutting strips are available where I live overseas. I did have to fiddle with the bottom "leg" to get it completely straight but it's fine now. It was dear, but as others have said, it's worth the price because it cuts properly and has lasted very well. I think I've had mine for five or six years now and I use it almost daily.
I have this same trimmer. Purchased at W*mart probably 15 years ago for $25.00. Excellent product, excellent investment. There are a variety of blades available: straight, perforating, scallop, deckle, etc.
I highly recommend it.
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