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Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18")

B&H # DAT18 Mfr # 508
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You Pay: $63.95
Product Highlights
  • Safe, Efficient Trimmer
  • Auto Paper Clamp
  • Self-Sharpening Blade
  • Metal Base
  • Protractor for Angled Cuts
  • Inch and Metric Measurements

The Dahle 508 18" Personal Trimmer makes it easy to cut paper, photographs and films accurately and precisely, with a ground circular blade that cuts in either direction. Dahle Personal Trimmers are the first choice of scrapbookers. There are two (2) different replacement blades for the 507 and 508 Trimmers.

If your 507/508 Trimmer has a round slide bar, the replacement blade is a #644. If your 507/508 Trimmer has a rectangular slide bar, the replacement blade is a #970 (Standard Cutter Head)

Cutting heads sold separately or as a set of three
Rotary Trimmers are safe to use due to the blade being encased in a plastic housing - This virtually eliminates the chance of an accident
Perfect for trimming paper, cropping photographs and graphic design
Safely change cutting heads without the need to handle sharp blades
Cut Length 18" (45.7cm)
Capacity Up to 7 sheets
Dimensions 22.5 x 8.25" (57.2 x 21cm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18")
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects in Manufacturing, Materials and Assembly
  • 1-Year Warranty on the Cutting Blades
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    Dahle508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18")
     
    3.9

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clean edges (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Attractive (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traditional prints (6)
      • Black & white photos (4)
      • Home (4)
      • Low volume (4)
      • Scrapbooking (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Quality oriented (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect for 17x22 paper

      Having recently upgraded to an Epson 3880 from an HP printer whose max paper size was 8.5 X 11, I suddenly found myself surrounded by a wonderful new world of paper choices and sizes....Read complete review

      Having recently upgraded to an Epson 3880 from an HP printer whose max paper size was 8.5 X 11, I suddenly found myself surrounded by a wonderful new world of paper choices and sizes. I also discovered a great sale was on (maybe still is) for 25 sheets of 17 X 22 Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.Knowing that I wouldn't always print at 17 X 22 but smaller sizes as well, I quickly computed that the cost of buying large 17 X 22 sheets to cut up would provide more paper per square inch than the smaller packages Epson offered. This meant I needed a good, inexpensive trimmer to use for cutting up these large sheets into whatever size my heart (and budget - ink costs money) desired. The Dahle 508 18" cutter fits the bill perfectly. It's much sharper than my Carl trimmer and goes through thicker paper really well. The Carl always leaves tiny bits of edge here and there - the edges don't look good. The Dahle is like a razor blade and the edges are unfrayed and professional-looking.Some of the other reviewers said lining up paper against the cutter's edge may provide a crooked cut. I found my cutter's OK at one end (that is, perfectly perpendicular to the cutting blade's travel), but not the other end. So, if I'm trimming something big and important, I either push the paper firmly against the edge of the "good" end, or simply use a tape measure to ensure the cut will come out straight. I've owned several cutters in the under $100 range - none of them cut perfectly straight, so get over it. (Like with carpentry, measure twice, cut once.) This is a great cutter for the money.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not square

      The one I ordered is not square! It was quite obvious from the first cut. Another consideration is that the aluminum roller guide is not stiff enough to cut more than one sheet without...Read complete review

      The one I ordered is not square! It was quite obvious from the first cut. Another consideration is that the aluminum roller guide is not stiff enough to cut more than one sheet without the potential for a curved cut. Maybe this one was defective, because I read many positive reviews about this roller. However, I cannot recommend it based on my experience with it. If you are not after precision 90-degree angle cuts or perfectly straight edges, this may be just what you need.

      Moreover, I bought this product thinking that, because it can accommodate 18-inch-wide paper, I could accurately measure 8x10 photos. NOT SO! The width ruler only goes to 6 3/8 inches! While this could be easily surmised by reading the dimensions, it isn't clearly stated what the maximum width measurement is.

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      5.0

      Great Right out of the Box

      By Nashvillebuff

      from Nashville

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Studio

        Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

        Perfect match with a 3880. Easy to use right out of the box

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        • No

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        3.0

        Not square but fixable

        By John_nj

        from New Jersey

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Square
        • Poorly Assembled

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

        I've had this trimmer for a few years and finally decided to try to make it square. Previously I've always aligned the edge to be cut against the edge of the guard and not by the left guide.
        I had a large (for me) job and decided to try to fix it.
        I noticed that the left end plastic part wasn't flush against the main metal base, but the right side was.
        Loosening the three screws underneath allowed for enough play to move it flush. Now it's perfectly square.
        It's a good low volume trimmer, but it should have come properly assembled from the factory

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great products and service...

        By nicnat1221

        from Thurmont, MD

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Archive
          • Black & White Photos
          • Display
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

          The Dahle 508 is a greaqt trimmer for it's price range. Many in this range are less sturdy and behave awkwardly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Does a nice job

          By Kenny

          from NY, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                Has some heft. Not as solid as a Rotatrim but one fifth the price. Cuts clean. Easy to pick up, trim a few photos and put away. For larger trimming up to 18" is fine though a heavier base would be nice (but that would make it more cumbersome for doing quick trims on smaller prints.). The paper lockdown feature holds paper firmly for cutting.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Works fine

                By Bdub

                from Laguna beach

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Load Photos

                Cons

                • Poor Layout

                Best Uses

                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                Clean cut- no ruler

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Buy. Highly Recommend!!!

                By Copy Queen

                from Herndon, VA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Load Photos
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                    I use this in a mid sized professonal production environment. It's fast, smooth, and highly worth it's cost. We cut everything from coverstock to heavy weight copy paper. All producing an excellent end product. I really don't have any not so great comments to add.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    OK inexpensive trimmer, but poor quality

                    By dj

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                          After using a variety of quality trimmers and mat cutters for over 30 years; and teaching art/photo,
                          I ordered the 508 trimmer, as an inexpensive backup
                          for my studio. After one use, the plastic guide
                          literally popped off and flew across the room.It was
                          broken. I immediately contacted the Dahle Co. A representative e-mailed me right back; shipped another plastic guide FREE of charge. It was great to have a company stand behind it's product!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Razor sharp

                          By Ken

                          from Jamaica WI

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Load Photos
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Organized

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos
                          • Traditional Prints

                          Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                          I used it to trim pictures and it works great, I am impress I just love the way this trimmer perform.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great product for the price

                          By CCDesign

                          from Star Prairie, WI

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Great price
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos
                          • Scrapbooking
                          • Traditional Prints

                          Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                          This trimmer is great for photographers and scrap bookers. The trimming table has the lines to guide your cuts and to create intricate angled shapes. In addition, the self-sharpening blade eliminates rough cuts and keeps the trimmed edges clean and sharp. This trimmer being 18", makes trimming and cropping an image easy, the large size of the cutting area allows you to cut once, eliminating the need to make multiple cuts to achieve the desired size. The trimmer is sturdy and reasonably priced, and will surely meet my needs for a long time.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Fantastic Trimmer!!!

                          By Sarasota Sunshine

                          from Sarasota, Florida

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Load Photos
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Organized

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                              This is a great tool for all photographers who need to trim their photos whether they print them at home or send them out to be printed elsewhere. Love this trimmer. Very good price as well.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Pretty Good but could be better

                              By JB

                              from WA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Provides good clean edges

                              Cons

                              • Guides are not square

                              Best Uses

                              • Black & White Photos
                              • Traditional Prints

                              Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                              Pretty darn good a for trimming photographs as the Dahle leaves a nice clean edge. One detraction is the plastic guides are not square to the cutter head which can be a real pain if you are not carefull.

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                              • No

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                              2.0

                              Too much plastic

                              By No Bueno

                              from New York

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                    Not good for a heavy load of chopping. Maybe good for scrapbooking.. but not good for a heavy photo work load.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    This cutter is good for trimming prints

                                    By serengeti man

                                    from Cleveland, Ohio

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight easy to store

                                    Cons

                                    • Table too small

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Traditional Prints

                                    Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                    It would be better if the table was 12" wide rather than 6". Hard to cut paper larger than 14" wide. I don't see how you can cut 17x22 paper done to 8.5x11.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for 17x22 paper

                                    By Uncle Lew

                                    from Hillsboro, OR

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good value
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                      Having recently upgraded to an Epson 3880 from an HP printer whose max paper size was 8.5 X 11, I suddenly found myself surrounded by a wonderful new world of paper choices and sizes. I also discovered a great sale was on (maybe still is) for 25 sheets of 17 X 22 Epson Exhibition Fiber paper.Knowing that I wouldn't always print at 17 X 22 but smaller sizes as well, I quickly computed that the cost of buying large 17 X 22 sheets to cut up would provide more paper per square inch than the smaller packages Epson offered. This meant I needed a good, inexpensive trimmer to use for cutting up these large sheets into whatever size my heart (and budget - ink costs money) desired. The Dahle 508 18" cutter fits the bill perfectly. It's much sharper than my Carl trimmer and goes through thicker paper really well. The Carl always leaves tiny bits of edge here and there - the edges don't look good. The Dahle is like a razor blade and the edges are unfrayed and professional-looking.Some of the other reviewers said lining up paper against the cutter's edge may provide a crooked cut. I found my cutter's OK at one end (that is, perfectly perpendicular to the cutting blade's travel), but not the other end. So, if I'm trimming something big and important, I either push the paper firmly against the edge of the "good" end, or simply use a tape measure to ensure the cut will come out straight. I've owned several cutters in the under $100 range - none of them cut perfectly straight, so get over it. (Like with carpentry, measure twice, cut once.) This is a great cutter for the money.

                                        • Similar:
                                        • Carl RT-200 12

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                                        3.0

                                        Does the job with ease

                                        By Mr. D.

                                        from Commack NY

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor Design

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                        Trimmer works fine, however there is a discrepancy with the printed guide lines compared to the left margin. It is not a perfect right angle.

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                                        4.0

                                        Good quality, but be careful.

                                        By Dave from Toledo

                                        from Toledo, OH

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                            I used this to cut a few hundered photos ranging from wallet to 11x14 and I really like this. The only warning I have is this: don't trust the sides to cut square. In other words, when you put the paper to the side, make sure it is square to the cutter. Sometimes I went by feel and not by sight to ensure squareness and the results weren't always square. Other than that, it works great!

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                                            5.0

                                            Wonderful trimmer

                                            By mstolt

                                            from Iowa, USA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Self-sharpening blade

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                            • All types of photos
                                            • All types of writing card

                                            Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                            I highly recommend this trimmer. I had purchased another less expensive trimmer from [...]and was very disapointed. Blade wore down quickly and the sidewalls were not really square. The Dahle trimmer is fantastic. Self-sharpening blade cuts sharp and true. The unit is very well made and best of all it is square. I have found no shortcomings with my new Dahle trimmer.

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                                            4.0

                                            Works as Advertised

                                            By Peakbagger

                                            from Los Angeles, CA

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clean Edges
                                            • Cuts Straight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Low Volume
                                              • Scrapbooking
                                              • Trim photos

                                              Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                              I use to trim the photos I print, and as a personal device, it works quite well. It does take a bit of experience to get the cut exactly where desired, but I have no complaints. It is rather light-weight which might rule out high-volume usage.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              3.0

                                              Clean edge cut, but isn't straight

                                              By Photography Mom

                                              from APO, AE

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clean Edges
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                              • Cuts Crooked

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Low Volume
                                              • Scrapbooking

                                              Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                              I primarily use this trimmer to cut down pictures to their correct size. It does a wonderful job making the edges smooth and cuts across very easily. However, the one side of the trimmer is not lined up properly and therefore will make the cut go at an angle. I am able to use the other side which works fine. I probably should have sent it back to get another one since I wasn't completely satisfied.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product for the price

                                              By Tony

                                              from Wilton, ME

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clean Edges
                                              • Cuts Straight
                                              • Good Cutting Capacity
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Low Volume

                                                Comments about Dahle 508 Personal Rolling Trimmer (18"):

                                                I trim inkjet prints for matting/framing. Photography is an avocation, not a vocation. This trimmer is perfect for my purposes. Were I trimming hundreds of prints a week, it wouldn't be adequate, but a trimmer that would be, would cost far more.

                                                The base is plastic, but again, for the price I wasn't looking for stainless steel.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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