Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter
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51 of 52 found the following review helpful:
Finally! A good circle cutter! Oct 17, 2010
By S. Dart
I have tried several types of circle cutters and this is the first one that has worked. It is extremely easy to use-no practice required. You just follow the very clear directions which show how to position your hands. Be sure to use a glass mat underneath your paper and tape the edges of the paper to the mat. The blades are easy to replace and have a safe plastic cover. They store neatly in the top of the cutter. Please note that I am referring to the large circle cutter, not the one that is a circle with a rotating clear plastic disk in the middle with holes to insert the cutting blade. That type of cutter is very difficult to hold in place while turning the center.
If you are looking for a simple,small, portable cutter for circles 4" and larger, this is an excellent product.
38 of 38 found the following review helpful:
BEST CIRCLE CUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 26, 2011
I normally don't take the time to write reviews, but this product has created my need to do so! I tried MANY different circle cutters. Some did not work at all, and some were so sharp they cut my fingers (even though I am extremely careful).
THIS circle cutter is WONDERFUL!!! Cuts up to 8 1/2" circles. DOES NOT leave a hole in the middle of the circles as many do, AND it doesn't slip! BUY IT! :)
69 of 78 found the following review helpful:
Martha Stewart Lg Circle Cutter - immediate return! Apr 30, 2011
I finally went and bought the large Martha Stewart circle cutter from Michael's, and was incredibly disappointed. After using it for one session (attempting to make half a dozen 8" circles), I returned it immediately. It was easy to use, but it didn't work well at all! Like other models of circle cutters, you need to use both hands -- one to hold the center in place, and the other hand to rotate the blade arm. Unfortunately, the blade is under the knob (which you hold and rotate) which selects the diameter of the circle. The knob kept moving while in use, so I ended up with obviously flawed circles. Part of the circle was 8", the other part was 7-5/8". This happened to every circle I attempted. I could have gotten better results (albeit more slowly) by cutting it out by hand with scissors, which is exactly what I was attempting to avoid!
After making my return, I purchased the Fiskars oval & circle cutter. It cost more, but it comes with a mat as well as a guide so you can see exactly where you will cut. I had no trouble using it at all, and made a perfect circle on the first attempt.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Pleasant surprise, given the bad reviews Mar 28, 2013
Like several other reviewers, I've gone through my share of circle cutters with varying results, most of them not good. So about 6 months ago I picked up the small MS circle cutter which is a clear plastic rotating disk within a frame that has oodles of holes corresponding to the diameter of the circle desired. I found myself cutting better circles with that tool than with all the others. So I decided to give this large one a try and got it at Michaels with a 40% off coupon. I already own a glass cutting plate, so I used that instead a self healing mat.
I used medium weight card stock (Recollections 12x12 book of assorted prints) and chose paper I won't miss for practice circles. Not one messed up, so I ended up using the paper after all. In fact, I had no problems at all using this cutter, and that after surgery on both hands with the most recent one only 3 weeks ago. I do recommend you use a glass plate when using any of these cutters because the blade won't get hung up like it can on self healing mats. And it's those hang-ups that move the cutter. I do not have to apply excessive pressure on the center knob to hold the cutter in place, and when I move the arm around I also need just enough pressure to feel the paper being cut. The measurements on the arm indicate the entire diameter and click into place every quarter inch. Maybe some reviewers didn't realize that, and that's why the blade moved?
I'm glad I made the purchase. Highly recommended! (And no, I still don't like Martha Stewart, sorry...)
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Hard to use Jan 02, 2012
Moving the blade from one size to another has been difficult, and it doesn't always cut smoothly. I think that once I get used to it, it will probably work out fine, but so far my circles have had extra paper hanging off at the end of the cut.
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