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RotatrimMastercut 18" Rotary Cutter
 
5.0

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (22)
  • Easy to load photos (12)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Clean edges (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Traditional prints (11)
  • Black & white photos (8)
  • Display (8)
  • Archive (4)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Midrange shopper (3), Quality oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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5.0

It isn't possible to make this any bettre!

By JB

from Belfair, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

This is a precision self-sharpening cutter made in England. I bought this one as a gift. My original cutter is still going strong after more than 10 years of daily use.

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5.0

An Excellent Trimmer

By Chris

from Indiana

Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

I have used a number of trimmers and this one is the best I have ever tried. It cuts crisp, straight lines on thin or thicker paper. What more can you ask for?

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5.0

Highest Precision!

By eva

from Queens, NY

Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

Don't waste time or money - buy this. Just trimmed over 450 digital prints on fine art stock - impressed with the almost infinitely small slice that can be made when cleaning up an edge.

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5.0

Best of the Best.

By Bozzelli the Educator

from Norfolk, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

I am a new teacher and was recently hired to teach darkroom photography at a public school in Virginia.

I immediately noticed they did not have anything appropriate to trim photos for dry mounting. A guillotine paper cutter is not the same and will never provide the same accuracy as a Rotatrim.

This machine is incredible and durable. The double metal bar provides for no-shake accuracy. Most importantly, the product is safe. My high school students have unparalleled accuracy for trimming their photos without the risk of the inaccurate guillotine paper cutters.

We will love this product in our classroom forever. Thank you B & H and thank you Rotatrim.

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5.0

Like A Well Stroped Scalpel

By F1 The Blur

from Evansville, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

I bought this 18" trimmer to replace a 12" incher (another brand) that I also bought at B&H. Wasn't sure about springing for the RotaTrim but it generally pays to get the best you can. I am very pleased with the smooth action and accurate cuts and am convinced it was money well spent. I use it to trim photos and am sure it will last me a long time. It has a more quality feel to it than the one it is replacing.

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5.0

Heavy duty

By PatH

from WA

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

      Cuts clean on thick or thin stock. Used for crafts with a variety of papers.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      The greatest thing since sliced bread!

      By Judith

      from Dayton, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

        I use this trimmer on blueprints, photographs and client presentations. It is an excellent trimmer because it is solid, heavy, trims shavings and I love it. I know it costs more than the competitors but as in most things, you can be proud of your investment forever. Quality is worth the cost.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        LOVE IT!!

        By Sherry

        from Anderson, SC

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Studio

          Comments about Rotatrim Mastercut 18" Rotary Cutter:

          Cuts SO smooth. I highly recommend this cutter!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

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                  • 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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                                            • No

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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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