Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter, Assorted Colors (14-RC)
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Does what it says! A decent tool for cutting out articles, etc. Dec 30, 2009
By Debra Hamel
The Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter does well what it claims to do. It offers a safe tool--safe because the blade is not exposed--for making straight cuts in wrapping paper. It's more convenient to use for that purpose than scissors and is probably safer as well. When I'm cutting wrapping paper with scissors I inevitably end up with jagged cuts. If you're using this for wrapping presents, though, it's possible that you'll still want to have scissors nearby in case you have to make cuts when you're working on the ends of a package: cutting off extra bulk to make square corners might be more easily achieved with scissors.
The Scotch Cutter works well with thin paper, but a bit better with the thicker, higher quality gift wrap. If the paper is very thin you have to take a bit more care in holding the paper firmly at the edge when you're beginning your cut. The curling ribbon feature is just a bit of plastic on the back of the device against which you can run ribbon to curl it. This works fine, but there's no magic involved in the process.
I've tried the Cutter also on newspapers and magazines. In both cases it works well for cutting out articles. It certainly excels at straight cuts. It can also make curved cuts to a limited degree, but for cutting out images or anything but the most basic curves you'll want to use scissors or an X-Acto knife.
-- Debra Hamel
8 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Handy Tool for Gift Givers and Crafters Jan 06, 2010
By T. Adlam
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2K5U07I6ATDC4 After playing with this tool for a couple of weeks, I'm pleasantly surprised. While it can be looked upon as nothing more than a glorified knife, it does come in handy. The plastic covering helps protect from the occasional nick and from scarring your cutting surface. It's worked near flawlessly on almost all of the paper I've tried it on: wrapping paper, tissue paper, magazines, printer paper, even card stock (though they advise you not to). For me, it does cut more quickly than a pair of scissors and requires less effort (i.e. no opening/closing motion).
Overall this is a great product, especially if you do quite a bit of clipping--whether coupons or arts/crafts--but I am concerned about the blade's lifespan. While I don't expect it to last a decade, it seems to me that with continued use, the blade will be worn out in a few months' time.
There is one other caveat; while it's relatively simple to use, it doesn't come with crystal clear instructions. For instance, the demonstration image on the back of the product showed the tool being held a specific way--unfortunately, that wouldn't work for me and I had to adjust accordingly. Basically, you might need to play around a little bit until you find your comfort angle.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Scissors, please. Jan 21, 2010
By Katherine Hooper
"Kat at FanLit"
Great idea, but not really very practical. It cuts great after you get it lined up perfectly, but if you don't, it just snags the paper. It takes more time to get it into a position that will make it cut smoothly than it does to get up and find a pair of scissors. Anyway, you need the scissors for other parts of the gift-wrapping process (cutting the extra paper off the ends, cutting ribbons, etc). Why have two tools?
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Quick and easy, great for kids. Jan 12, 2010
By P. Falcioni
I'm not a gadget person when it comes to simple things. Take scissors, I'm pretty happy with my old Fiskars. When this little cutter came available through Vine right before Christmas, I was looking at a mound of gifts and hours of wrapping, so I grabbed it.
I wasn't expecting much, but it's a great little tool. Very quick and easy to use, and cuts a much straighter line than scissors with less effort. The ribbon curler was also very easy to use and didn't shred the cheaper ribbon like sharp scissors tend to do.
If you have children, this would be perfect. Much better than child's scissors and they'll probably have fun using it.
Another good thing is if you do wrapping on the bed, there's no chance of accidentally cutting the bedspread (don't ask).
The only downside is the handle size is a bit small for comfort, a slightly larger handle would make it easier to use and less likely to get lost. Another good update would be a bright yellow color so it wouldn't get lost so easily.
Overall, a wonderful new gadget, and one I'll use quite often!
Handy tool Apr 06, 2013
By Denise Whitcome
This is such a great handy tool that can make gift wrapping so much easier. You can slice down the paper with ease and get a reliable straight line. No more choppy edges for me! The kids enjoy using it as well for their craft projects.
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