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Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter

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Product Highlights
  • 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

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 15" (381mm)
Capacity 0.12" (3mm)
Dimensions 15 x 3.7 x 21.5" (381 x 94 x 546mm)
Weight 11.7 lb (5.3kg)
Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter
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    Rotatrim15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter
     
    4.9

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Clean edges (8)
    • Cuts straight (8)
    • Good cutting capacity (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High volume (5)
      • Low volume (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (8), Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6), Personal (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      5.0

      Awesome Paper Cutter!

      By Jim

      from Maple Grove, MN

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Portraits

        Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

        Good tools make life much easier! Unlike the plastic "razor-blade" rotary cutter I used to use, this Rotatrim model is sturdy, well built, and very precise. Cutting apart photo sheets is a breeze now. Making small adjustment cuts (less than a millimeter) is no problem either. Yes, it's expensive, but this is a quality tool well worth the price.

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        5.0

        I love this cutter

        By dani

        from Jacksonville, FL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cuts Are Very Precise
        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

          I use this product for cutting professional prints. I have spent a lot of money trying cheaper cutters, but I am always disappointed.
          This one works as it says. the photos don't slide. it gives a very clean straight cut. I am very pleased.

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          4.0

          Rotatrim 15 mastercut prof rotary cutter

          By Lzi

          from Roseburg, OR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

              cuts very smooth, mainly using it for cardmaking and scrapbooking. Price is high, but you pay for a high quality cutter. Very sturdy.

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              5.0

              Worth every penny

              By Josh

              from Schaumburg, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Kinds Of Paper

                Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                This heavy duty rotary cutter does exactly what it says.
                Straight, clean cuts. Sturdy and well made.
                I had a cheap one before this one and it blows it out of the water.

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                5.0

                Very precise and sturdy

                By Duncan

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Strong Construction
                • Very well made

                Cons

                • Mediocre Ergonomics

                Best Uses

                • Brochures
                • Business Cards
                • Creative Projects
                • Flyers

                Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                This a very well made, sturdy cutter. It works the way it's supposed to, cutting extremely straight lines. From the way it's designed, it looks like it will keep working, without any maintenance, for many years. (For example, the circular cutting blade is large, thick, and self-sharpening. By all accounts, the blade lasts years, even with heavy use.) The cutter itself is larger than I expected, about 4" wider than the cutting width. It needs its own space, taking up about as much room on a desk as a typical guillotine style cutter, and is probably not something that should be moved frequently or stored on its side. (An attached flyer warns that it can be damaged if lifted by its metal rails.) Its cuts are dead straight - the cutting blade is held in a large metal block, which presses down on a plastic cover as it passes over the paper. It usually does a good job of holding the paper straight. It can easily cut through multiple sheets, and I have tried it on everything from paper to art board. I like this cutter very much, but it does have some limitations, which I'll point out. If you need very exact measurements, the built-in guides don't have a precision to match the cutter. On the one I received, I was disappointed to see a slight - perhaps 0.5 mm - discrepancy between the ruler on the side of the device and the grid markings on the surface. Also, the sliding aluminum guide which supports the bottom of the paper is at slightly less than 90 degrees, and has some play it it, which slightly affects precision. The cutter itself rides on two rails, and is extremely precise - it can easily slice off an even, 0.25 mm "thread" of paper, and works as well cutting 10 sheets simultaneously as it does cutting one. It would have been nice if the scales were calibrated to a similar accuracy. The sliding handle could use improvement. It is a sturdy metal block. A set of grips on the back are its only nod to ergonomics. If you hold the cutting block with your thumb on the side, which feels natural, you risk pinching it against the metal supports at the far end of the cut. However, its movement is smooth and sure. As with any cutter of this design - or any guillotine cutter, it is impossible to make a cut starting and ending partway along the sheet. The blade only moves sideways - it can't be brought down in the middle, as you can with some cheaper cutters [*]. Also, because of the way the cutter presses down on the plastic support, paper is hard to load if the cutter is not at the end of its track. There's no user manual, so you figure this stuff out as you go. However, these are nitpicks, and there are easy workarounds - eg, for repeatable, measurements, marking key points on the cutter with tape. This is an extremely capable cutter, with sturdy, high quality construction. Against other cutters, it seems like a professional, serious tool compared to colorful toys.

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                5.0

                The best cutter on the market

                By Eric

                from Oshkosh, WI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                    I've used Rotatrim cutters all through college photography courses and they've cut perfectly and consistently after years of high volume use. Rotatrim cutters have even remained sharp after students have cut matboard and all sorts of surely unrecommended materials. Excellent cutter that remains sharp and gives clean, perfect cuts.

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                    5.0

                    As expected

                    By Danny

                    from Ottawa, Ontario

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Load Photos
                    • Solid
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Photolab
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                    I bought this expensive thing because of good reviews and not regret at all. The cutter is SOLID and cut photo-paper as knife would cut a butter. Do not mess up with anything else, as nothing could be compared to this cutter. It's an investment. Very accurate as you'd expect from professional instrument. It also made in England, so even better, not some piece of China junk.

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                    5.0

                    Great trimmer

                    By Photo Shooter on the go

                    from Dana Point, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                      When you spend the time to take a great picture you want to make sure that it gets mounted right. Smudges during trimming would void a lot of previous work, why risk? This is the right tool for the job, it's worth the picture. I love the feel of professional touch and the quality of assembly. The plastic clamp by the edge helps to see where you are cutting. The self sharpening wheel gives a great, clean cut. I love this trimmer and I would recommend it to a friend.

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                      5.0

                      !5" Rotatrim Pro Cutter

                      By Charles

                      from Seattle WA

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                            In general I find this Cutter to be of very high quality. The angle of cutting relative to the "vertical guide is 90.0 degrees. The accuracy of the grid on the baseboard as compared to the vertcal guide is within the measuring tools available to me. The costruction is sturdy.

                            I have two minor criticisms:No manual was supplied.
                            Althogh I found no difficulty in using this cutter without a manual, I feel the manufacturer knows more than me, and it would be nice for him to share his knowledge with me. That also applies to maintenance.

                            Secondly, I found the Safety Warnings in the lower right hand of the base board, to be poorly articulated.

                            In spite of my 2 criticisms, I found this cutter cutter to be first rate, and I woul not hedstate to recommend it to a potential buyer. Charles W. Leffert

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            What I always needed

                            By peter v.

                            from sacramento

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • A VERY good value
                            • Nicely built
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                i have needed this cutter since i was a child. it works differently from the garbage you will find in a box store. the cheap cutters have a blade like a handheld fabric rotary cutter, in that it's an edge with bevels both sides. this blade runs along cutting thru paper and tracking the groove in the cutting surface it HOPEFULLY made directly below itself. it can, and will, wander all over the map and your cutting accuracy will be dismal. been there. had several. let's move on ...
                                now , my RotoTrim cutter has a fixed lower carbon steel blade just like a guillotine cutter, and a wickedly sharp upper wheel (single bevel) that overlaps the lower blade about 3/16". it Shears, rather than Pinches the material off.
                                the cutter will reliably shave as little as 0.015" off and edge. it is simply Too Cool.
                                it is not the perfection of a true precision machine tool (ie, a milling machine), but for what it reasonably costs, and as nicely, and sweetly, and accurately as it does, it is perfect. look no further.

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                                5.0

                                Best out there

                                By OC SHOOTER

                                from ORANGE COUNTY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                    Slides with grace, so easy to use. Great product.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Cutting Machine

                                    By bloomquist18

                                    from Winchester, KY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Load Photos
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                        I waited to long to purchase this. It really cuts GREAT. If you need a cut as thin as a hair, it does it. You can't go wrong with this thing, just buy it if you need a cutter.

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                                        5.0

                                        Happy with this product

                                        By Santme

                                        from New England

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Easy To Load Photos
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                            Used primarily for photo trimming, I like the fact that: a- paper does not travel while cutting, b- the cutter is stable during use, c easy access to blade.

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                                            5.0

                                            Excellent cutter

                                            By GBH

                                            from Phoenix, AZ

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Protected blade
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • No "A" guide markings

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                              The 15" Mastercut is a huge improvement over my previous cutter. The cuts are clean and precise, the blade is protected (I have a toddler in the house) and the feel is quality. I expect this to last and perform well for a long time.

                                              I am disappointed that my trimmer did not come with the advertised "A" guide markings, so don't count on them being there.

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                                              5.0

                                              RotaTrim does what others only promise

                                              By Liz

                                              from Rochester, MI

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                              The RotaTrim Rotary Cutter is by far and away the best one I have ever used. I have cut many paper products in the last 4 years (often 250+ items at a time) and the blade is still as sharp as the day it was purchased. The guides are easy to read and use. The blade allows you to shave edges for minute corrections. The whole cutter is very sturdy. The only drawback is the price. In summary - Best Ever and worth every penny.!

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                                              5.0

                                              Near perfection

                                              By Steely

                                              from Remote Alaska

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                  Cuts very precise. Will cut a .5mm slice of paper without kinking. A total pleasure to use. I've owned 3 of these over a 15 year period, and must say that after 1000s of cuts, I'm still amazed.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  An excellent and accurate cutter!

                                                  By Rick R.

                                                  from Manhattan Beach, CA

                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clean Edges
                                                  • Cuts Straight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Low Volume
                                                    • Office

                                                    Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                    This rotary cutter is worth the money. I use it for a variety of purposes (trimming prints, cutting paper, etc.). I have a swing arm paper cutter and an inexpensive rotary cutter (which now goes in the trash). This cutter allows me to make unwaveringly straight cuts and to trim tiny amounts from the edge when needed...something my other cutters could not do. Solid construction. Built to last.

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    THE BEST ROTARY TRIMMER WE HAVE

                                                    By Zak

                                                    from Skokie, Illinois, USA

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Pros

                                                    • 30" MT30
                                                    • Clean Edges
                                                    • Cuts Straight
                                                    • Good Cutting Capacity
                                                    • Sturdy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • High Volume

                                                      Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                      We have this trimmer since 1980. Due to measurement on clear plastic strip(1/8", 1/4", 3/8" and1/2") You can trim exactly on cropmarks.Due to the nature of or business(Laminating, we could trim from flush edge to 1/8", 1/4"---etc. I have studied so many rotary trimmers but I can not rplace Rotatrim. I thought Rotatrim does not exist but now I need another trimmer, I went on [@] and found that they have a distributor in USA.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Best buy for the buck

                                                      By Nita

                                                      from Renton, WA

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • High Volume
                                                        • Scrapbooking

                                                        Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                        I use my Rotatrim for cutting handmade wedding invitations as well as a variety of scrapbooking papers and materials. It cuts cleanly and precisely...like butter! I wish I had made this investment years ago! Fabulous tool!

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Reliable and built to last

                                                        By ansedeb

                                                        from Basking Ridge, NJ

                                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • High Volume

                                                          Comments about Rotatrim 15" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                          This product is perfect for trimming 11x14 prints. I recommend this product!!!!!!!! It cuts the thickest inket papers.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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