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Archive 2012 · Which size Rotatrim?
Richard Nye
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Which size Rotatrim?

I'm considering buying a Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional rotary cutter to trim printer paper. I only print up to 13 X 19 (for now), so this seems like the right size cutter. Will this cut small photo paper too, like trimming wallet size photos?

Thanks for your help.

Feb 03, 2012 at 07:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Which size Rotatrim?

Yep. It just takes up more room. If I had to do a lot of cutting of small sizes, I might consider getting a small Rototrim as well.

Feb 03, 2012 at 07:54 PM

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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Which size Rotatrim?

I purchased this cutter last year--it cleanly slices through or shaves slivers off my canvas media, ditto for paper..

Even though it cuts cleanly in both directions--limit your cuts to right-2-left. This will prevent your media from micro slipping and losing the tight square edges. If you remove the metal guard from the cutting head it becomes possible to cut a full 25 in--this important me since I cut roll media to various lengths.
If you are cutting from roll media, do not select the cutter size based on the roll width, consider the longest lengths required--ditto for 17x25 shts trimmed/cut.
Check the data sheet for more info.

The Pro M24 is available from Adorama for <$300 with free shipping. And it will last longer than all your photo gear, if not yourself. Obviously I highly recommend it--the company founder said it right: "My competition is my best salespeople!"

good luck irv weiner

PS: if you desire to print a strip of your own postage stamps the M24 will trim them neatly--even with an adhesive tape on the backside!!

Feb 03, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Which size Rotatrim?

My 24" Rotatrim is on my "List of Best Things I've Ever Bought".

Other items on the list:

Honda EU2000 generator
2001 Toyota Tundra
Fiskars splitting axe
Canon 300 2.8 IS
1988 Honda CRX SI
Woodstock Soapstone wood stove
New Holland tractor

In case you were wondering.

Feb 04, 2012 at 05:36 AM

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Which size Rotatrim?

I was considering a 24-30" Rotatrim or other quality rotary cutter early last year after the addition of an Epson 3880. I happened to check Craigslist and found a Pro M42 model nearby for $299. I see a Pro M24 in NYC currently listed for $125 as of 1/31 - http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bfs/2827504407.html.

It's worth a look. The extra length of the M42 has already been a bonus over the 24-30" models I figured would hold me forever.

Feb 05, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Which size Rotatrim?

Just checked craigs list and found a 24" like now Rotatrim for $199. But it's about a 90 minute drive, one way. I'll keep looking. There is also a 36" Rotatrim for $100 that's closer, but it looks old and worn.

Feb 05, 2012 at 04:07 PM

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