REVIEW: Fiskars 12″ Portable Paper Trimmer

Written by | October 25, 2004

Topics: 10 Rating, Misc

Fiskars 12" Portable Paper Trimmer

Who would have thought shredding paper with a Fiskars 12″ Portable Paper Trimmer would be so therapeutic?

I spent the whole weekend shredding whatever paper I could find like credit card statements, ATM receipts, pictures of ex-girlfriends, and some letters about President Bush’s service in the Air National Guard.

I don’t know what it is about shredding paper that makes it so relaxing. Maybe it’s the mindlessness of it or it could be the sound of the tearing paper, or as I like to call it, the screams of the paper.

So if anyone needs confetti or paper for paper mache, you let me know.

Okay, after our success in tricking encouraging blogging moms to visit the Impulsive Buy, we decided to target another apparently semi-large group of bloggers: Crafting bloggers.

They are much smaller than the mom blog demographic, but much bigger than the dad blog demographic. Don’t believe me? Here’s a SMALL sample of crafting blogs: Example #1, Example #2, Example #3, Example #4, Example #5, Example #6, Example #7, Example #8, Example #9, Example #10. Believe me, there are many more I could’ve added, but I really do want to publish this review today.

So this review is a blatant and shameless attempt to bring in the crafting blog audience, with my review of the Fiskars 12″ Portable Paper Trimmer.

I bought the Fiskars Paper Trimmer for one reason. (Okay, there are two. But I’m keeping the tricking-the-crafting-bloggers reason on the down low. Um…Maybe I shouldn’t have typed that last sentence and the previous paragraph.) That ONE reason is because I have trouble cutting in a straight line. I think this is because I’m left-handed and I’m using a right-handed scissors or because I drink waaay too much caffeine.

So far I’ve been very happy with my Fiskars Paper Trimmer, although I have absolutely no idea how crafters would use this to make crafts, besides paper mache. I do know that this paper trimmer is way better than scissors, because unlike scissors, you can run with it in your hand, without the worry of hurting yourself.

Can you see me running around with it?

Look I’m running!

Whoa!

Owww!

Item: Fiskars 12″ Portable Paper Trimmer
Purchase Price: $16.99
Rating: 10 out of 10
Pros: Cuts paper. Swing-out ruler for measurements up to 15″. Bonus replacement blade. Almost safe to run with. Makes a soothing sound when cutting through paper.
Cons: Trimming paper can become addicting.






11 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Mouse says:

    … how synchronicities. I’m a craft blogger… and I found your site through BlogExplostion, and here you are trying to lure us in.

    Really, to get LOTS of exposure from the craft bloggers, try to get Wendy from WendyKnits to mention you. She gets thousands of hits a day, and is the ‘hub’ of the knitting blog world.

  2. srmc says:

    Only problem is that the 12 inch cutter does not cut a straight line when you need it too. As for how to use it. I use mine to cut paper. What else is there? *Ü* It is good for the price though and I will probably use mine forever.

  3. rachel says:

    That cracks me up. I can still remember my husband shoving so much paper through the shredder that he jammed it for an hour. When I finally fixed it he turned around and did it again. HE LOOKS for things to shred. Crazy …

  4. Ian says:

    What is up with all those Mommy Bloggers? Its really bugging us out.

    Should we expect the same from Crafting Bloggers

  5. Sam says:

    Clearly I am the only person who can see the REAL reason why you reviewed this. (Psst.. it’s because of your newfound love of the colour orange ins’t it? Am I right? Huh? Oh well if not, I’m sure all the Crafty-bloggers will appreciate how beautifully it co-ordinates with your site)

  6. Katie says:

    Obviously you’ve all missed the scrapbooking and card making craze. *winks* This is a must-have tool for both hobbies. Trimming pictures, making mats, etc. I’m on my second trimmer. After so many cuts, the plastic ruler starts to warp a bit (about 2 years of weekly use). But it’s a great product. *thumbs up*

  7. mai says:

    I’ve actually got one of these. Okay, I’m lying. For some reason, I’ve got two. They’re really fun. Anyone who was really thinking about it, stop it! Now go get one!

  8. marvo says:

    Notes to self: I must remember to buy Red Heart Yarn and review it. Must remember to buy less orange stuff.

  9. Megan says:

    I am a scrapbooker too! (Not that you needed to get me hooked on your site). This is the best paper cutter for scrapbookers.

  10. Sarcasmom says:

    I think I have just started my Xmas wish list. I absolutely NEED one of these. For what I don’t know. Maybe I’ll take up scrapbooking!

  11. Goldberry says:

    I have this and it rocks! I scrapbook my daughters photos and this paper cutter makes things happen SO fast! I LOVE my Fiskar!!!