2 Stars By TMAm on 2014-05-28
Finally reviewing ... product quality not up to par with other Fiskers items I own
I've been using this cutter for about a year. There are plenty of good reviews here so I'll just skip to my pros/cons.
Pros: It is still cutting as well as it did a year ago. I've cut cardstock, chipboard, and paper - probably totaling a few thousand cuts. Also, it is sturdy. I've had no issues with cracking or sticking. It balances well.
Cons: The biggest, and the reason for my low rating, is that the handle/blade/grid are not properly aligned. If you align your paper to the vertical grid, it will be off. If you align it to the horizontal grid, it will be off. If you guesstimate, it will be off. Cutting perfectly even paper requires pre-measuring with a ruler for my unit. Also, the latch that is supposed to hold the handle down rarely secures it for more than a few minutes. Then, it falls off. Finally, you must hold the paper down close to the guard bar or you'll get slippage toward an incorrect cut.
I'm finally going to break down and buy another paper cutter. It's sad because this one still cuts but the hassle of never having even pages without a few extra steps is more than I want to deal with right now. I hope that my unit was just defective and no others are having this issue. Still, I thought I'd share a review in case it happens to someone else. I didn't ask for a replacement because I always thought I must be doing something wrong. Finally, after a year of botched cuts, I asked someone else to try it. When their cuts also failed, I realized it is the tool.
5 Stars By Julie-Anne on 2017-11-15
Excellent for home use.
I was a little worried about purchasing an inexpensive paper trimmer as I needed to cut a lot of magnetic sheets. This one, however, does the job with ease. It is lightweight and easy to use. It cuts through the magnets with no trouble at all. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to do all of that cutting with a scissors. Thankfully, I don't have to find out.
5 Stars By Momtographer on 2017-11-25
We use this thing WAY more than we thought we would.
I love this and have very few complaints. It wasn't expensive and it does the job! I feel like with any guillotine cutter there is a learning curve to get a "feel" for how to cut with it so do some trial runs first before cutting something super important.
We homeschool and use it weekly.
5 Stars By I Reviewer on 2017-05-06
Tired of using a exacto knife and ruler
THis works for what I need it to cut card stock. Save me so much time. It doesn't have that wooden hefty feel since the board is made of light plastic. It does it's job cutting thought. Straight.
5 Stars By L. Olsen on 2017-11-07
I love it! However
I love it! However, it was not protected with an additional AlumiGogo box. Only the thin original box which was damaged and open on one end. Why would you send a product in this manner? Very lucky, the product was not damaged!
The Swingline Paper Trimmer is an excellent choice for crafters and artists. Very reasonable price and a precision trimmer.
3 Stars By Govinda108 on 2017-11-18
OK BUT NOT THE BEST
Found it very lightweight and portable, but it doesn't cut perfectly straight. Easy to assemble (affix the handle and release the lock), delivered in two days, and the price is ok (for jobs not requiring exactitude in measurements).
4 Stars By Tim on 2017-08-17
I really like this cutter so far
I really like this cutter so far. Cuts Vinyl with ease but don't expect to cut more than two pieces of vinyl or 4 pieces of paper at once. Great product just not professional grade (whatever that is) material... Would buy again!
5 Stars By S. Perry on 2017-10-11
I love the Swingline Paper Trimmer
I love the Swingline Paper Trimmer. I use a heavier stockcard paper. It cuts well. No problems. I use the handle lock when not in use and store it in a convenient place on its side. I love that it is light weight. I use it on a table with a cloth. It stays in place just fine. I trim one sheet of paper at a time because I want to make sure the cut is precise.
5 Stars By Dawson on 2016-08-06
Great paper trimmer/cutter if you miss them from your school days.
I'd wanted one of these since I was a kid using them in grade school but never was motivated enough to buy one. Besides, most are rather expensive. This one was quite reasonable and fulfills all my paper cutting and trimming needs perfectly (and it works perfectly). I knew it wouldn't handle 8½"X11" legal size sheets but, it turns out, by gently folding them and inserting them under the paper guide, it works fine for them, too (without leaving a crease). It's also small and lightweight so it's easy to stow between uses. Still finding new and different things to use it for - it's great to be a kid again (especially at my age)!
5 Stars By Clubware on 2017-09-28
Love this paper cutter including the safety latch
Handy dandy! Love this paper cutter including the safety latch! It's light but does the job well. We've used it to cut paper, stickers and thin boxes (like for cosmetics). It does a fantastic job.