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Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter

B&H # CADC250 Mfr # CUI12250
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Product Highlights
  • Cuts Board, Stock, Plastic Sheets
  • Calibrated Baseboard

The Carl Heavy Duty Rotary Trimmers is a rugged and well-designed trimmer for home and business use. The magnetic paper gauge holds your original in place during the trim. The cutting capacity is up to 20 sheets of standard paper - more than enough for most office purposes or for a decent-sized school class.

A patented rail mechanism holds paper firmly in place to ensure a precise cut
An adjustable magnetic paper gauge holds material on a sturdy precision calibrated metal base
Cuts up to 20 sheets of standard copy paper per cut
Also cuts card stock, black core artist matboard, foamboard and plastic sheets
Handy built-in storage area holds extra cutting blades and cutting mats
Replacement "K-Series" blades, including perforating and scoring blades are available separately
Replacement cutting mats are also available (RM-12)
Cut Length 25" (635mm)
Capacity 20 sheets standard A2 paper
15 sheets of card stock
7mm foamboard
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter
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    CarlDC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter
     
    4.7

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (6)
    • Clean edges (3)
    • Cuts straight (3)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to load photos (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traditional prints (4)
      • Black & white photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High-end shopper (3), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      A

      By Reese

      from Chico, ca

      Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

      Killer cutter

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      5.0

      Great

      By Dtrain

      from Colac

      Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

      Simply the best

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      4.0

      Excellent for Photo Trimming

      By Whidbeypix

      from Whidbey Island, Washington

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

          I've been trimming 330GSM Epson Hot Press and getting clean cuts. 25" length is handy for larger sheets from my Epson 3880. The narrow width of the base is a mixed blessing; it's easier to store than my old 24" guillotine cutter but paper does flop off the back. This is not a major issue since the paper clamp is quite effective.I might argue that the clamping mechanism could be improved since you must grip and lift to release it. That's not a comfortable motion if you have some artheritis in your hand.Overall, I'm very happy with this and find it an excellent value.

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          5.0

          Great cutter

          By Sara Mi

          from Watertown, SD

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traditional Prints

            Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

            I needed something to cut my printed fine art paper portraits. Works great!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Effortless cutting

            By Steve

            from Danbury CT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use Cuts Great

            Cons

            • It Is Big Hard To Store

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Traditional Prints

            Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

            I own 4 Carl rotary cutters of various sizes. I use them to cut photo paper in the darkroom and to trim finished photos. This is the biggest one and using it under the safe light is easy, the magnetic guide makes it a pleasure. It cuts first time all the way through, even with several sheets of 255GSM paper.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good quality

            By PhotoRebel

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Load Photos
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Black & White Photos
              • Display
              • Traditional Prints

              Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

              I use this cutter to cut odd size paper it the darkroom. It is eazy to use, holds the paper secure while cutting and cuts a clean straight edge. Mine did not come with instructions of any kind, it would be nice to know how to change blades, are their any adjustments, etc.. I would still recomend it to a friend.

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              5.0

              best paper cutter I have ever used

              By pfotologist

              from virginia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Organized

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                  Completely pleased with this paper cutter. Much better than my prior one. Strong, sturdy easy to use.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  efficient for trimming photos

                  By Stef

                  from Athens, GA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                  efficient for trimming photos; seems to cut a fairly straight edge

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                  4.0

                  Good deal

                  By butter

                  from hi desert CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                      I've had a Carl 15" cutter for about ten years. Excellent and inexpensive. The 25" is better in a couple of ways. The steel frame is superior to the lightweight plastic on my 15" It stays put on the tabletop. The clamp mechanism is also better. B&H price is 1/2 compared to Staples, add free shipping and this is a super deal.

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                      5.0

                      Great product,and hope last long time.

                      By Paper nut

                      from Rhinebeck,NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                            A great adition for my work,I do have small one,but this big size just perfect.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Best cutter I have ever had!

                            By Cliff

                            from Williamsburg, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                  Instructions are right on the cutter. Hard to loose.
                                  Makes clean straight cuts.
                                  Doesn't make real small trims. Do it right the first time.
                                  You know. "Measure twice, cut once". The cutter does it's job if you do yours.
                                  It's really a great machine.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Rotary Cutter

                                  By n1r0t

                                  from New York

                                  About Me High-end Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fine art prints

                                    Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                    After searching for a rotary cutter to trim my 17x22" fine art prints, I settled on this trimmer. The rail that holds down the materials to be cut can be raised allowing the the prints to be positioned carefully and without scratching the printed surface. Simple to use and accurate. My only con is that it's not exceptional at super fine detail. If I need to trim just a slight amount (1-3mm) the blade follows the already cut edge. Not a huge con.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    You get what you pay for!

                                    By Michael

                                    from Bloomington, IN

                                    About Me High-end Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clean Edges
                                    • Cuts Straight
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                        Just started using the product as I'm printing my own work for the first time in earnest. The heavy duty disk cutter by Carl works great! I'm not sure as yet of itts long term durability thus the 4instead of 5 stars.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        The Best

                                        By jpastor

                                        from Wynnewood, PA

                                        About Me High-end Shopper

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clean Edges
                                        • Convenient Accessory Stor
                                        • Cuts Straight
                                        • Good Cutting Capacity
                                        • Perf Scoring Blades
                                        • Replaceable Cutting Mat
                                        • Sturdy
                                        • Well Designed

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • High Volume
                                          • Low Volume
                                          • Office

                                          Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                          I'll lead off with the only -- the only -- negative: I'd love it even more if the base were wider. A 25" width would make it perfect.

                                          Other than that, it's one of the best designed products of any kind I've ever bought, from the FULL-LENGTH clamping bar to the dead-accurate markings to the razor-sharp cutting blade...to the onboard storage for cutting blades and mats.

                                          I've cut everything from bond to mat board, and it handles them all. Multiple pieces aren't a challenge -- you just have to make sure you do enough passes with the blade.

                                          I bought some extra cutting and perforating (!) blades, as well as a couple of scoring (!) blades. All work perfectly, and all of them (plus two extra cutting mats) fit into the onboard storage compartment (in addition to the two extra blades and one extra mat that came with the cutter).

                                          I'm printing photos on 24"-wide, and this cutter has been a life-saver. The magnetic guide makes lining up cuts a snap, and the clean cut edges are indistinguishable from the other original edge of the paper.

                                          Don't look any further. This is it.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Great size

                                          By Dan

                                          from Fayetteville NC

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Easy To Load Photos
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Archive
                                            • Black & White Photos
                                            • Traditional Prints

                                            Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                            I use this for trimming my 17x22 prints and smaller. It makes clean cuts. It has size markers for different desired sizes. Looks and feels good quality.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Wonderful Print Trimmer

                                            By paultg

                                            from northern virginia

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate
                                            • Ergonomic Design
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • At Home
                                              • Commercial
                                              • Minor Projects

                                              Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                              Carl makes a fantastic trimmer. It is probably my favorite item for prints as well as any other use. Easy to get replacement blades for.

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                                              5.0

                                              Heavy Dute and Fine Tuned.

                                              By Pat the Cutter

                                              from St. Cloud, MN

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • At Home
                                                • Commercial

                                                Comments about Carl DC-250 25" Heavy Duty Rotary Disk Cutter:

                                                We cut photos - 13 x 19 - every day. We are happy with the results and the accuracy of this cutter. No slippage and easy to get the cut line where we want it. It is a step up from our previous cutter.

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