I really meant to talk about this before Black Friday and all the coupons, but, there'll be more coupons....
This is the Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer.
Here are the advertised features:
Non-slip exterior folded and unfolded
12" x 12" cutting surface
Lightweight for optimal portability
Cutting grid contains pre-measured templates for 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and 8.5" x 11"
Marked in inches and centimeters with .5" cutting grid
Magnetic ruler for scoring and holding paper in place while cutting
Here's what I say:
Professional quality ( it's exactly like the Dahle trimmer I paid twice as much for with half the features)
Sturdy construction (very Sturdy)
Non-slip exterior folded and unfolded ( this is great!!! It grips the table, and works good on my lap too! I love that it folds too! )
12" x 12" cutting surface ( No extended arm. The whole paper fits on the surface)
Self-sharpening blade ( *****NO more blades to replace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Lightweight for optimal portability ( It's light enough, I like that it's sturdy)
Cutting grid contains pre-measured templates for 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and 8.5" x 11" ( these are handy)
Marked in inches and centimeters with .5" cutting grid (What's a centimeter?? I don't do much with measurements. I eyeball everything.. LOL. But they are handy for when I'm writing directions)
Magnetic ruler for scoring and holding paper in place while cutting (This is wonderful! It's a STRONG magnet)
In my opinion for a rotary trimmer that straight cuts, this is it. There are no other blades sold for the MMPPT. I mentioned above, it's made just like the Dahle 507. The Dahle has interchangeable blades. I have a couple different waves and a perforater. Because it disassembles the same way, it looks like I'll be able to use the blades with this one, but I haven't tried it yet.
I forgot to talk about PRICE. MSRP is 49.99. I found it online for as little as $35 + shipping. Michaels has it now too, so, I used the beautiful 50% off coupon they sent me in the mail and purchased this for $25.00!!!
I'll be packing up the blog candy and CDs tomorrow. For the CD winners, most of you didn't leave the email address as requested, so send me your mailing address ASAP! Anybody else who commented, after the ten, send me your address too. Even if I don't hear from them, I'm still sending out 10 CDs.
Let me leave you with the beautiful sky pictures from this morning....
Trish had a link to this blog, Aged to Perfection, who has some phenomenal pictures of the sky on her page too. GOD is an awesome artist!