Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
Better safe than sorry.
You can say that again. I tried to cut a piece from the roll in our bathroom so that I can test it. Boy was I in for a surprise! The roll is surprisingly heavy and unwieldy. And I simply could not cut it with my handheld olfa rotary trimmer, so I had to use the scissors and do an ugly cut through. I was all covered in sweat by the time I was done - it felt like wrestling a bear in the dark.
That's the reason I started building this dispenser. The days of cut sheet paper are quickly passing, so we need to adapt.

I'm thinking about using this power trimmer to cut the paper when I pull it from the dispenser:

http://www.sears.com/skil-3.6v-li-io...3&blockType=G3

The idea is to measure the needed length and then trim it by the edge of the dispenser. Don't know yet how well it will work, but that's the idea. Can you share what you are using?