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    print cutter recommendations?

    I have a guillotine type cutter but when I use it to trim my prints the cut edges are always a bit ragged.
    Recommendations for a good print trimmer.
    "Generalizations are made because they are generally true"
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    Hallo,

    I have been using one of the Rotatrim cutters both for paper and for mountboard. Not the cheapest out there but definately good. They will even service one of thier cutters!

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    I'll second that Rotatrim recommendation. Very clean cut, well built, self sharpening and, with a little care, they will last for decades. Never used it to cut mount board, though.

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    Rotatrim, end of story. Might as well just buy it now and not worry about another trimmer in the future. I've seen battered and rusty ones in labs that cut perfectly cleanly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BainDarret View Post
    Never used it to cut mount board, though.
    I bought mine at a show where Rotatrim had a stand - I had purposely taken a bit of mountboard with me, to see if they thought it unsuitable. They just popped it in & nice clean cut. I got the feeling that they would have told me if the material was too thick or unsuitable & would cause damage. Only in second year of ownership so could still go wrong!!

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    Rotatrim!!!

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    I have a 30 inch Rotatrim and routinely cut matboard with it.
    Occasionally I get some extra dense matboard that tries to lift the cutter.
    When that happens, I purposly push straight down on the cutter a bit harder to prevent upward bowing of the 34" long rods.
    My unit's probably 10+ years old and used mercilessly.
    Fiber paper, RC paper, interleaving tissue, matboard.
    Nary a nick in the blade.
    Always a perfect cut..
    Trim 1/64" off ???
    No problem.

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    I just use a metal ruler and a xacto knife with a fresh blade. Not the fastest but always clean and precise.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    I have an LPL and it is a decent knock off of the Rototrim at a better price. Eventually, I'll get a bigger one and get the Rototrim, though.

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