mandadej (Reward subscriber)
mandadej says…

Ack! I need a new trimmer asap!

I bought the Fiskars Sure Cut trimmer with the extended base maybe 6 months ago, I just went to use it and the wire is shredded! I'm not sure what happened but it prevents the blade from moving. Aside from cutting off the wire completely I'm not sure what

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  1. mandadej (Reward subscriber)
    mandadej says…

    I bought the Fiskars Sure Cut trimmer with the extended base maybe 6 months ago, I just went to use it and the wire is shredded! I'm not sure what happened but it prevents the blade from moving. Aside from cutting off the wire completely I'm not sure what to do with it. I never seem to find a trimmer I LOVE but I wasn't having any issues before now. Has this happened to anyone before? What trimmers does everybody love?

  2. Rebmnmny
    Rebmnmny says…

    I have always used the FIskars Triple Track Trimmers and have NEVER loved them (because I swear they don't cut straight everytime); but I have NO IDEA what to switch to??

  3. Jen Jockisch
    Jen Jockisch says…

    I've never used that one, but I LOVE my Tonic 12 in. guillotine. :)

  4. bronte10 (Reward subscriber)
    bronte10 says…

    I just bought a Cutterpillar on Black Friday and honestly, this has changed scrapping for me..... FINALLY! I straight cut! I love it!

  5. Dawn McVey
    Dawn McVey says…

    I have a big 12" guillotine style as well......got mine at office max. I've had it for years and love it! http://www.officemax.com/office-supplies/scissors-trimmers/paper-trimmers/product-ARS22496

  6. dalotajr
    dalotajr says…

    Another cutterpillar fan!

  7. justem
    justem says…

    I had an old school Fiskars triple track and bought the one with the wire and I HATE it. I am just going to go back to the old one! Or maybe I'll try the cutterpillar. I can't cut straight to save my life!

  8. jenrn (Reward subscriber)
    jenrn says…

    I have the 12" tonic guillotine as well.....you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands :)

  9. piecesofme (Reward subscriber)
    piecesofme says…

    I have the new Fiskars ProCision cutter and I LOVE it! I used to have the Tonic 12" guillotine but it started to cut crooked.

  10. Kelly Noel (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    Kelly Noel says…

    i have an old school fiskars trimmer. it doesn't cut straight on it's own, but i think i've finally figured out it's little quirks and i can usually get it to do a decent job with some adjusting. would love to find a good one that works well on it's own though!

  11. Rebmnmny
    Rebmnmny says…

    OMG - the Cutterpillar is $100 (on SALE and $130 regularly). FOR A TRIMMER. You be trippin'. I'll stick to my Fiskars trimmer and my ruler. Like @Kelly Noel; with a few tweaks and some sweet talk you can finesse it.

    $130....That's two months of kits plus add ons!!

  12. mandadej (Reward subscriber)
    mandadej says…

    The Cutterpillar looks awesome but it is not in my budget right now. I was actually looking to buy the Tonic 12" guillotine before but went with the Fiskars because Joanns had it in store. Maybe I'll just order it from Amazon...

    I did do some googling and apparently the fraying wire is a common problem and Fiskars is good about replacing them. I think I still may order the Tonic though. I have always had Fiskars trimmers, but like Kelly, I've always had to adjust to get straight cuts.

  13. PaperAddict
    PaperAddict says…
  14. klee
    klee says…

    Call them and tell them what happened they will send you a new one. At least they did me all I had to do was
    email them with a pic.

  15. MadSky
    MadSky says…

    I've had a Tonic for years and years and I love it.

    Pieces of me; I emailed Tonic about mine starting to cut crooked and they suggested that I tighten the pivot arm with a hex wrench. :)

  16. dalotajr
    dalotajr says…

    I bought my cutterpillar on sale.

  17. mandadej (Reward subscriber)
    mandadej says…

    @klee how long did it take to receive your replacement? I'm terribly impatient ;-)

  18. Julie Campbell (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    Julie Campbell says…

    I just tried the Fiskars ProCision, but I'm having issues with the paper not cutting crisply. My edges are kind of gnarly about 1/3 of the time. :(

    I've used my Tonic 12" Guillotine cutter for years & it is the only one that's stood the test of time for me.

  19. mandadej (Reward subscriber)
    mandadej says…

    Ok, I just ordered the Tonic guillotine. And I'll only be trimmer-less 2 days. Gotta love Amazon Prime!

  20. marcypenner (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    marcypenner says…

    Oh gosh... I think I'd hack my hand off with a guillotine trimmer! :P
    I love my Making Memories precision trimmer (still).

  21. nailgirl
    nailgirl says…

    another vote here for the tonic guillotine. i've had it for about 4 years and it still cuts as straight and sharp as day one! you'll love it!!

  22. amy christine
    amy christine says…

    i use the fiskars rotary trimmers... i've always been happy with them, but i'd agree that you do have to take a little time to learn the quirks of the fiskars trimmers.

    i would definitely get in touch with their customer service about your problem. i bet they'll take care of you. plus, waiting a little bit for a replacement would be better than spending money for a new one, right?

  23. amy christine
    amy christine says…

    oh and i will say that back in the day, when i worked at an lss... we had the tonic guillotine in the crop room, so i used it on occasion and i did like it. i never bought one though because of the cost & the fact that i am pretty accident prone. i always had to be extra cautious with it, so i think i prefer a trimmer where i can relax a bit more when using it. if that makes sense? lol.

  24. Julie Campbell (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    Julie Campbell says…

    @Marcy - There is a safety guard to keep you from cutting off your fingers. :)

  25. Taniesa (Reward subscriber)
    Taniesa says…

    I like the American Crafts trimmer... I have been using it for a few months and its been great.