F184824 - Ultimate Trimmer
Do I recommend? YES YES YES!!!
I don't understand the negative ratings! Yes, you do need to measure what you are cutting. You can't eyeball it. But, this cutter works great. The cuts are not "wavy" like they are with all of my other cutters. This baby will give you straighter cuts than any other rotery or slide cutter out there! That is why I like it so much. It proved to be quite a workhorse when I used it for my daughters wedding. We made programs, menus, invitations etc. They were all perfect, and we received so many compliments. I find that I go to this one again and again. The blades were very easy to change, and I love the variety.
This item should have performed very well for the price but instead it was difficult to change blades and doesn't cut well at all.
I own 3 other types of trimmers and cutting systems and this is the poorest of them all.
I want multiple blades, ease to change, cuts sharp every time without lots of pressure!
Avid scrapper - not impressed
So I waited FOREVER on waitlist for this and when it showed up I was thrilled. After a few weeks I get it out to play and the thing was very akward to use. Maybe it's because I'm left handed (?), or I have always used trimmers with bars that lift up for paper placement?? I hate the snaps on the ends, and you can't really eyeball pictures to trim. If you are someone who measures everything...this is great! The fancy blades didn't really do much for me either, they were all very similar. This is made well, very sturdy and this is no dig on QVC..I love QVC and all of the scrappin' items I've purchsed. This machine was just not for me.
I was very happy with the performance of this cutter! The locks keep your paper from shifting and were very easy to manipulate. I was most impressed with all of the different blades that came with it. Storage was definitely a plus because you have everything together and not looking for someplace to store the blades. I also love the storage for paper/scraps, adhesive, etc. I was very surprised to find how light weight it is, so moving it to different areas on my work table is not an issue.
I purchased this trimmer after being on the waitlist forever for the F03533. While they look very similar, I was concerned about the difference in price. This trimmer arrived in less than a week, so I was very excited! The incredibly annoying thing is that the purple release tabs for the rail system do not work well and I had to fuss with one end to get it to release. The cuts were good, the concept is great, but I would be too frustrated to keep this.