Aug 202012
 

Last week I began a new project, a gardening journal, so I did less blogging and more creating. It’s not easy finding a balance sometimes! The journal is not yet finished, but I’ll post photos of it when it is completed. Meanwhile, I have been using a new paper crafting tool from Fiskars that I have to tell you about. If you have been reading my posts for a while, then you know that I am a big Fiskars fan (see The cutting edge of paper crafting tools). A week ago I used a 43% off discount coupon at Archiver’s to purchase a Fiskars® ProCision™ Paper Trimmer that is apparently the newest paper trimmer on the block. It is so new, in fact, that I could not find a Web site (including Fiskars) that advertises it.

What’s so special, you ask, about a paper trimmer? After all, I have 4 other ones that do a perfectly good job. The ProCision™ is a deluxe tool that cuts thicker materials including multiple layers of card stock and lightweight chipboard, and it uses a spring-loaded rotary bypass blade that never needs sharpening. It features a dual-rail system made from steel that eliminates blade wiggle, which means more accurate cutting.  And better yet, the ProCision™ slices so precisely that you can do cuts up to 1/16th of an inch and barely blink. (Yes, the paper trimmer has a metric ruler, too.)

The rubberized feet on the bottom of the paper trimmer keep it stable, preventing it from slipping. You can cut paper up to 13 inches on one side, and up to 2-1/2 inches on the other side of the blade. A paper guard prevents you from getting fingerprints on your photos when you trim them. When the paper guard is raised, the blade does not operate; when it swings down, it activates the blade. Best of all, the ProCision™ folds flat for storage or travel.

So, what am I going to do with my other Fiskars paper trimmers? Fortunately, some of them have already found new homes—specifically, in my husband’s and son’s home offices. I will likely keep my SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer because it allows me to score in 1/16th inch increments, and it has grid lines for standard envelope measurements.

Visit your local Archiver’s today to get your own ProCision™ paper trimmer. (And no, I wasn’t paid to say that! If you know of another source, I’d love to hear about it.) The normal retail price is $119.99, but if you use a discount coupon, you can buy it for less. (Note: On 8/25/12, I discovered that Scrapbook.com sells the trimmer for $119.99, so if you don’t have an Archiver’s near you, you can order the tool online.)

© 2012 Judy Nolan. All rights reserved.

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