Martha Stewart Crafts Portable Paper Trimmer
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2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
nope Dec 29, 2012
I bought this as an extra cutter to use when I'm not in my craft room. Like a previous reviewer said, it can not cut a straight line. I guess it is fine for a quick trim, but do not buy this if you are planning on accuracy. Also, the numbers are not dark enough to read (that Martha Stewart beige!!!). This is the first Martha Stewart product that I have purchased that is of poor quality. I wasn't expecting top of the line, but this is a disappointment.
Very nice for certain tasks! Jan 04, 2015
By Happy Crafter
This is a plastic portable trimmer and, as such, performs well. I have had mine for over a year and have found it better than others for cutting cardstock that has been scored or for cutting corner to corner on a diagonal - very clean and sharp. I have also not had problems with straight lines (as long as I start out with good paper position) since you don't really have to press very hard to get a good cut. The base is not the strongest, so this is important. I've had much more difficulty cutting a straight line with other plastic platform cutters that require more pressure to get a good cut. Replacement blades are available from Amazon, so should not be a problem. The blade replacement is not intuitive as it is on many other cutters, so I kept the instructions. ;) Overall, I like this cutter. It isn't my only cutter and not one I pull out to cut larger pieces of paper, but for small work, cutting on a scored line, or precision cuts ( like the diagonals), or for taking to crops or crafting dates, it's my favorite.
Doesn't cut in a straight line Mar 18, 2014
By Kindle Customer
I wanted to like this. I love how compact it is, how it folds up. It comes with replacement blades and clever storage!
But y'all, it doesn't cut in a straight line! I thought I was doing something wrong, but after many failed attempts I realized it was the trimmer.
Clever clever concept, but useless if it can't cut a straight line :( you broke my heart Martha
Not that good Feb 09, 2015
By Ruth F.
I was not impressed: I bought this trimmer so I could travel with it, and the first thing it did was break on me. I had to supper-glue it in order to use it. For the price I paid, it should have held up better.
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not perfect, but good enough for my crafting Dec 23, 2012
By Becky Scott
"aka Lola Goetz"
I bought this item at a craft store. It has been reliable so far, and after cutting quite a few pages it still does a good job.
Problem 1: It doesn't quite cut a straight line no matter how still I try to hold the paper - it's always as just a very slight angle, even with the extended arm out.
Problem 2: It comes with one replacement blade, but I cannot find any other refills anywhere. If you buy the regular MS trimmer, you can get blades, but not for this one. And I have looked pretty much everywhere.
I haven't run up against needing to replace a blade yet, which is a bonus. But I don't use it daily and I'm sure it's going to wear out eventually. And when it does, I don't see any choice but to buy something else, since I can't get new blades. I might not have bought it had I known that at the time of purchase.
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