Cuts up to 10 sheets of standard 20-pound bond paper
Cuts mat board, card stock, plastic sheets, etc; ideal for home office functions or craft projects
Up to 11 different cutting blade patterns available -sold separately
Limited lifetime warranty -excluding blade and cutting mat
CARL Professional 10 sheet rotary paper trimmer with a solid metal calibrated base board, carbide blade, patented rail system and alignment grid and ruler.
Count on precise, accurate cuts with the premium carbide blade.
CARL Model number RT-218, cuts up to 10 sheets.
Patented rail system holds paper firmly to ensure a sharp edge and exact cut.
Sturdy metal base is calibrated and features preset measurements for common-sized items.
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Professional rotary trimmer with 18" blade is ideal for a variety of office functions as well as school, arts and crafts projects. Patented Carl rails and premium carbide blades hold paper and paperboards firmly in place and cut more precisely. Trimmer has a sturdy, metal calibrated base for accuracy and added stability and features preset measurements for common-sized items. Use trimmer to cut mat board, cardstock, plastic sheets, and more. Blade cuts up to 10 sheets of standard copy paper. Use optional B-Series blades (not included) for 11 different cutting patterns.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased the CARL Professional Rotary Paper Trimmer 18 inch with all the replacement blades and extra cutting mats as a gift and the recipient has now used the unit heavily for a respectable amount of time and absolutely adores it. I carefully researched paper trimmers online for quite a while before making my final decision and I'll admit that I was a bit hesitant considering some of the negative reviews I was seeing about this particular company, but I proceeded because I was attracted by the number of accessories available for this series. I figured it was worth the risk. Well, I'm pleased I made the decision I made because it has already paid for itself over and over again in the quality of its construction and performance and the joy my gift recipient is getting from it. I would purchase another CARL product again in a heartbeat.
I've been using guillotine-style paper trimmers for more than a decade now, and I would occasionally run into problems -- measurements weren't exact, I could only cut top to bottom, the paper would slip or become unstacked, the cutter was very heavy and could be dangerous to little fingers, and I could only cut paper up to 11" long.
With this new CARL Bidex, I found that a lot of these shortfalls are resolved. This trimmer is lightweight and much safer. The bar that the blade runs across grips the paper as you cut, plus it prevents fingerprints when cutting glossy paper. When I cut items with multiple trim marks such as business cards, I am able to cut in either direction, which is invaluable for that last half inch that I could never cut in the same direction with an ordinary guillotine trimmer. Also, I love the choices in additional blades. I've already purchased the scoring and perforating blade set, and they make my work so much easier and faster. Plus I can store three...
I bought this to trim 10 sheets of paper at a time to fold into booklets, just normal printer paper. This product DOES NOT cut straight, it is the most annoying thing to get a product brand new out of the box and realize right away it's faulty, or does what a 10 dollar craft cutter does but for 50 bucks instead. I can do a way better job with an exacto knife and ruler...but I was hoping to expedite that process with this rotary trimmer. This is NOT a good tool for booklet making, so don't buy it if you want clean straight edges. Very annoying that this product does not do what this product was designed to do.
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