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Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter

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Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter

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  • Solid Laminated MDF Baseboard
  • Gridded For Precision Placement of Work
  • Clear, Self-Clamping Strip Holds Work
  • Precision Side Rule and Cursor
  • Hand-Finished Tungsten Steel Blade
  • Twin Chrome-Plated Steel Guide Rails
  • Self-Sharpening Blades
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The Rotatrim Professional (Mastercut) range of rotary cutters are the ones by which all others are judged. Over 250,000 are in use worldwide; in schools, offices, studios and darkrooms, where their sturdy construction is rigorously tested, day-in, day-out.

With cut lengths from 12" (305mm) to 54" (1374mm) each model features unique chromed steel twin guide rails, silent glide action and all-metal cutting head and end frames
"A4+" size indicators and two additional metric/inches scale bars
These smooth running Professional cutters are designed to withstand high volume applications and will handle virtually all flexible materials up to 3.0mm thickness
A full range of accessories is available
Cut Length 18" (457mm)
Capacity 0.12" (3mm)
Dimensions 15 x 3.7 x 24" (381 x 94 x 610mm) (approx)
Weight 13.2 lb (6kg) (approx)
Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter
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    RotatrimMastercut 18" Rotary Cutter
     
    4.9

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (22)
    • Easy to load photos (12)
    • Attractive (11)
    • Durable (7)
    • Clean edges (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traditional prints (11)
      • Black & white photos (8)
      • Display (8)
      • Archive (4)
      • Low volume (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Midrange shopper (3), Quality oriented (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Reviewed by 33 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Paper Cutter!

      By Photo Teacher

      from Columbia, MD

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Print Cutting

        Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

        Rotatrim makes the best paper cutters! I am a classroom photography teacher and I love these things! They are so sturdy and can withstand the destructive use of years and years of high school students!Great product!

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        • No

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        5.0

        If you make prints, you need one!!

        By Dstanard

        from Houston Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

            Extremely well made and use friendly. I print from Lightroom 5 and this makes it a snap to provide prints of the correct size and trimmed professionally.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Lives up to thier reputaition

            By buckboy

            from Billings, MT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Archive
              • Black & White Photos
              • Card Stock
              • Display
              • Heavy Paper Stock
              • Multiple Sheets
              • Traditional Prints

              Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

              I love it! It is still the best on the market. Rototrim is the first and best name in paper trimmers. They live up to their reputation and exceed your expectations every time you use one of their products. I would highly highly recommend Rototrim for all your crafting or business needs.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Cuts Beautifully

              By Hk

              from TEXAS

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                Makes clean and accurate cuts. It's easy to use, sturdy and holds the paper very well while you make your cuts.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Thank God I got one!

                By Barb

                from Cincinnati, Ohio

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Load Photos
                • Guides Don't Slip
                • Leave Clean Edges
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                    I primarily use enhanced matte paper. In the past, I have used paper cutters that cut poorly and leave a white edges because it only takes off the top layer of the paper. I have also had guides slip or the paper slip as I am cutting. I have had none of those problems with this one.
                    The only issue I have with this cutter is really just a user error. I have problems matching up where the edge of the photo is on the paper. So I have to try multiple times to get it right at the edge of the photo. This will get better with experience.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great rotary cutter

                    By Chris at Four Mounds

                    from Dubuque Iowa

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Load Photos
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                        These are the best rotary cutters. Highly stable, beautiful lines, and very sharp. It glides well and unlike other cutters, allows you to take the smallest sliver off. I have used them in professional darkrooms and production studios, we have an old one at home, and this new one at my office does the job for in-house production of signs, photos, and presentation materials.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great cutter, efficient

                        By DMG

                        from Charlotte

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                            Makes for fast work of cutting card stock, 5 sheets at a time. Clean cuts.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very solid product

                            By John

                            from Omaha, NE

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Load Photos
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                              I bought this cutter to replace a smaller, older cutter and I am extremely happy with my choice of a Rotatrim cutter. I can now easily trim the large prints I get from My new 3880. The device is of extremely solid construction, cuts very cleanly, allows for easy measurement of the final cut, it stays put on the table when cutting and it stores very easily. I have only positive impressions of this unit, no negatives.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Safe and sturdy

                              By Joyce

                              from Delmar, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                  I selected this paper ccutter for use in a high school graphic design class. It cuts very well. It is heavy enough to prevent sliding while cutting. The parts are substantial and sturdy. I feel we have invested our money wisely. I am very pleased with this product.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  You get what you pay for

                                  By David Teltschik

                                  from Houston, TX

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                      I've used cheap trimmers in the past, and was tired of the cheap construction and poor results. This trimmer is definately an investment at the price, but you really get what you pay for in this trimmer. VERY well built and perfect cuts every time.

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                                      5.0

                                      Quality that can be seen

                                      By Nightnoise

                                      from Denver, CO

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Load Photos
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Black & White Photos
                                        • Display
                                        • Traditional Prints

                                        Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                        Right out of the box you can see that this is a quality machine. I tried it out and it is a pleasure to use. A note for buyers. The maximum cut of this 18" trimmer is indeed 18". If you are trimming 13" x 19" paper, you will need to trim the short end first to get it down to 18", then trim the long side. So this 18" trimmer is advertised accurately. For my needs this works perfectly, but if you need more space, get the next bigger size. I would also caution against getting the next smaller size unless you are 100% sure you will never cut 13" x 19" to 12" x 18" and then want to fine tune your trim.

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                                        5.0

                                        I WILL GIVE THIS ONE 5 STARS

                                        By TOM

                                        from BRIDGETON NEW JERSEY

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Black & White Photos
                                          • Display
                                          • Traditional Prints

                                          Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                          CUTS VERY FAST AND ON THE MONY,I HAVE A EPSON 4800 CUTTING 17 IN ROLL PAPER SO MUCH EASYER.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          This one makes the cut

                                          By Hon

                                          from Silver Spring Md.

                                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                              I was very disappointed with a well known brand paper cutter I was using. I was skeptical of buying a cutter at the price of the RotaTrim. The term "you get what you pay for" is an understatement when it comes to this product. Received the day after ordering (as usual) with B&H. Superb product, free shipping, great customer service...Thank you.
                                              J. Lynn

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                                              5.0

                                              Very clean cut

                                              By BG

                                              from Newfoundland, Canada

                                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clean Edges
                                              • Cuts Straight
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                  I've been using this cutter to trim photos. So far, the cut is awesome! Only had this a few weeks, but according to others, this cutter can last many years at excellent performance. Happy I decided to upgrade to a professional cutter.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works very well

                                                  By Jason

                                                  from Michigan

                                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clean Edges
                                                  • Cuts Straight
                                                  • Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • High Volume
                                                    • Low Volume
                                                    • Office
                                                    • Scrapbooking

                                                    Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                    Have only used this trimmer a few times so far to cut business cards and some 40 and 70lb paper. It has cut everything smoothly and accurately. It seems very durable, and I expect it will cut all of the paper, photos and cardstock my business needs it to for many years.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Quality Product

                                                    By victoria photo guy

                                                    from Victoria, BC, Canada

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                    • Grips documents firmly
                                                    • Strong Construction

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                        I needed a cutter to trim 10 mil laminated photographs made into bookmarks. No one reviewing seems to use it for trimming laminated items. This does the trim perfectly, without leaving hard or sharp edges. And the trims I've tried so far, basic and very fine all were exact and perfect. No slippage. No mis-cuts. Trims effortlessly.

                                                        I'm so impressed with the sturdiness and the quality construction. This will probably be the only trimmer I need unless I ever need to trim larger prints.

                                                        Thanks to the other reviewers for recommending the 18" over the 15". Gives room to expand sizes I trim in the future.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Solid Rotary Cutter

                                                        By Erin

                                                        from Burlington, VT

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                            This is second RotaTrim cutter I have purchased, because I have always found them to be of high quality and they hold up well over time. I have never even had to replace the blade on my first one and I've had it for several years.

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                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            The Very Best Cutter on the Market

                                                            By Lloyd

                                                            from Virginia

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Load Photos
                                                            • Strong Construction
                                                            • Very Accurate

                                                            Cons

                                                            • None

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                              Over the years, I have used many other types of paper cutters. All of them would cut paper, but not accurately. Wish now that I had bought this one in the first place. Very accurate and easy to use.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Great trimmer, go for it

                                                              By Bill

                                                              from Miami, FL

                                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy To Load Photos
                                                              • Strong Construction

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Display
                                                                • Traditional Prints

                                                                Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                                I bought eight of these for my company's use. We don't trim a lot of prints, but I got these because they're sharp, flush, and accurate. Take care of it; most rotary trimmers deteriorate quickly when they're abused.

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                                                                • No

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                                                                5.0

                                                                Best Paper Trimmer EVER!

                                                                By matttichenor

                                                                from Vancouver

                                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Attractive Design
                                                                • Easy To Load Photos
                                                                • Strong Construction

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                                  Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

                                                                  Simple, clean and a perfect cut every time.

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                                                                  • No

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