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I need Help! I am on my 5th different cutter.  I seem to have the same problem with all of them which is a crooked line and it seems to always be towards  the end of my cut.  I am currently using a MS cutter and it is doing better than the others but seems like the blades dull really fast and when I go to the store to get a replacement they are always sold out.  So I thought before I went and purchased another cutter, I would ask what everyone uses and what they like about it.  Any information would be appreciated!!

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Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
My sons got me a paper cutter by X-acto at an office supply store and I have not had to sharpen the blade after 2 years! It works well for me.
Thanks Miesje, I will check into those. I appreciate your time & info!!

Miesje Flach said:
My sons got me a paper cutter by X-acto at an office supply store and I have not had to sharpen the blade after 2 years! It works well for me.
Thanks Jennie, I have had the Fiskars guillotine cutter and you had to push the arm against the side of the cutter when cutting. Do you have to do that with the Tonic or do you just push the arm down? I hope this makes sense.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
Hi Tammy,
I have had the same problem with paper trimmers so I am really glad you asked this question. The one thing I have found is that sometimes its not the blade that is blunt its the strip that the blade runs along underneath. If you can understand that. But I don't think they cut perfectly straight, which is very frustrating. Good luck with your search for the perfect paper cutter.
I hold the plastic guard down, but no real pushing per se. I am very pleased with it. I don't have to worry with sharpening blades and such and have had it since Dec.'09. It is still cutting nicely and right where I want it to. No more crooked layers as with the Fiskars one like SU sells. HTH!

Tammy Terry said:
Thanks Jennie, I have had the Fiskars guillotine cutter and you had to push the arm against the side of the cutter when cutting. Do you have to do that with the Tonic or do you just push the arm down? I hope this makes sense.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
Hi Jennie,
Do you know where I could buy a tonic guillotine that would ship to Australia.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
Ooo, that is a good question Cheryl. I know Gina does not sell them. Maybe try googling it for your area? Doesn't Amazon ship internationally? Not sure what shipping is but I would think you could find a deal somewhere. If I run across anything I will let you know.

Cheryl Farnhill said:
Hi Jennie,
Do you know where I could buy a tonic guillotine that would ship to Australia.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
I do know what you mean about the underneath thing because I had thought that myself. If I come across an international shipper I will let you!

Cheryl Farnhill said:
Hi Tammy,
I have had the same problem with paper trimmers so I am really glad you asked this question. The one thing I have found is that sometimes its not the blade that is blunt its the strip that the blade runs along underneath. If you can understand that. But I don't think they cut perfectly straight, which is very frustrating. Good luck with your search for the perfect paper cutter.
Thanks Jennie for the info,it was so helpful!!

Jennie Harper said:
I hold the plastic guard down, but no real pushing per se. I am very pleased with it. I don't have to worry with sharpening blades and such and have had it since Dec.'09. It is still cutting nicely and right where I want it to. No more crooked layers as with the Fiskars one like SU sells. HTH!

Tammy Terry said:
Thanks Jennie, I have had the Fiskars guillotine cutter and you had to push the arm against the side of the cutter when cutting. Do you have to do that with the Tonic or do you just push the arm down? I hope this makes sense.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)
The paper cutters that I have had have a plastic strip that they run on and when they get worn the blade leaves a jaggered edge on the paper. Sorry Tammy it is very hard to explain, I hope I have made better sense this time.

Tammy Terry said:
I do know what you mean about the underneath thing because I had thought that myself. If I come across an international shipper I will let you!

Cheryl Farnhill said:
Hi Tammy,
I have had the same problem with paper trimmers so I am really glad you asked this question. The one thing I have found is that sometimes its not the blade that is blunt its the strip that the blade runs along underneath. If you can understand that. But I don't think they cut perfectly straight, which is very frustrating. Good luck with your search for the perfect paper cutter.
Thanks Jennie, when I checked your link to the Tonic Guillotine I found Amazon doesn't ship internationally at the moment. Maybe they will in the future. Thanks for your help.

Jennie Harper said:
Ooo, that is a good question Cheryl. I know Gina does not sell them. Maybe try googling it for your area? Doesn't Amazon ship internationally? Not sure what shipping is but I would think you could find a deal somewhere. If I run across anything I will let you know.

Cheryl Farnhill said:
Hi Jennie,
Do you know where I could buy a tonic guillotine that would ship to Australia.

Jennie Harper said:
Great question Tammy and I have gone through paper cutters. My favorite is the Tonic Guillotine (the one Gina uses). I got tired of buying replacement blades after just a few cuts through cardstock when it was start to feather and it has worked perfectly for me. I have the 12 inch one, but it also comes in a smaller size 6 inch (Slim Line design) but can still cut 12x12 cardstock. Hope you find something that works for you and sure others will chime in :o)

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