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Re: [BKARTS] paper cutter

I have a Genesis Trimmer ... I give it the highest possible recommendation,
but only for one-three sheets of paper at a time -- no board or other
heavier materials.  It is a rotary trimmer, not a guillotine style.  I have
had my Genesis for 3 years now and have not had to change the blade.  It is
very precise.  If you need precision cuts of text or cover weight paper, you
will be very happy with it.  If you need it to cut matboard or anything
similar, it will not do the job.

I do not have the light attachment, though if you were doing precision
trimming on light-colored pieces of paper, I imagine it would be invaluable.

Just FYI, I believe there is about a 3 month waiting list for these
trimmers -- demand has been incredible
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Lanza" <Talkwithmyhands@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 5:40 PM
Subject: paper cutter

> Greetings all,
>     Thank you for the education and camaraderie I continue to enjoy on
> list. I have a question: Does anyone use the Genesis Safety Trimmer? I'm
> the market for a reasonably-priced, quality paper cutter. I found out
> this one on the Internet last winter.  <www.genesistrimmer.com>
> Info says it's made of anodized aluminum and steel, and its rotary blade
> glides on a bearing-operated slide bar. Some models have an edgelight. I
> want a cutter to take down paper and perhaps light-weight paperboard for
> group paper-and-book-arts activities. For some time I've been doing it by
> hand with a T-square and utility knife. Somebody stop me ;-) Would anyone
> care to provide some feedback of your experiences with this cutter? Any
> would be helpful.
> Peace,
> Linda

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