Sunday, 6 December 2015

Farewell Dear Faithful Friend …..

My faithful old mini X Cut guillotine finally gave up the ghost in the middle of November, we must have been together for at least 15 years. I don’t think it could have cost me more than £6.50 or thereabouts ……. so it owed me nothing.
It took me a while to find a replacement, which turned out to be a little bigger (below) from Amazon, the Tonic Studios 8.5-Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer, it cost me £19.00, which made me blanch a little, but it cuts like a dream.
IMG_6899Tonic also do a mini 6in version, which probably, with hindsight, is the same size as my old one, however I am not sure if it is readily available in the UK, all the ones I have found so far seem to be in the US, although it has been featured on Create And Craft over here ….. but I am quite happy with what I have got …….for the time being!!!!!

5 comments:

Cheryl W said...

Sounds like you got your money's worth out of your old cutter. Not many tools last that long. Hope your new one is as reliable.

Lucy Goodwin said...

I can't have one at home because I don't want the kids to find it so I am stuck with using the one at college

Carol said...

Well I never. Just done exactly the same thing. The new one is so much more accurate I wish I had changed it a while ago.
I am loving your Blog.
Carol

marc said...

i have a bout 9 different trimmers and guillotines and usually end up using a scalpel and metal ruler i love the perfect layers rulers you get a perfect layer every time big love marc www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be0u4tOptsQ

Roni said...

Poor little guy!! But I'm glad you found a replacement Helen, albeit a little pricey, fingers crossed this one lasts you just as long!!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox