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Rotatrim24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (32)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Durable (15)
  • Easy to load photos (15)
  • Clean edges (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Traditional prints (11)
  • Black & white photos (9)
  • Low volume (6)
  • Office (6)
  • Archive (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (12), Quality oriented (8), Photo enthusiast (7), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Truly Professional Grade Rotary Cutter

I purchased this cutter to work with 13x19 inch paper. I wanted a solid cutter that would make clean, straight cuts. I got what I wanted and more. Based on other info found...Read complete review

I purchased this cutter to work with 13x19 inch paper. I wanted a solid cutter that would make clean, straight cuts. I got what I wanted and more. Based on other info found on the web, I thought the Rotatrim would only cut in one direction unless one made a dubious modification. I was happy to find that the cutter has instructions on the back to make it cut perfectly in both directions. It takes about 5 seconds to remove the protective guard. The caveat is that the guard prevents potential damage to the cutter by limiting the thickness one can cut. Since I am the only one that will use it I took the guard off.

It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great cutter, flimsy sidebar

This is a nice cutter except for the inaccurate side-bar. Forget about using it to true up paper for accurate cutting. For the money I think the side bar should work or not be...Read complete review

This is a nice cutter except for the inaccurate side-bar. Forget about using it to true up paper for accurate cutting. For the money I think the side bar should work or not be a feature. I have purchased and returned 3 cutters, all had the same problem.

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5.0

Incredible

By ultrasound

from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

      Holy cow! This thing is incredible. Cuts without tugging the paper, cuts tissue paper to 300 weight photo paper, no frays. It's a perfect product.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Cutter

      By Dr Dik

      from Dallas

      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

      Perfect for any paper, digital or analog. Don't cut mat board with this cutter. If used as designed, you'll never need another trimmer.

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      5.0

      Best cutter out there!

      By Joe

      from Windsor, ON, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

        I've used a rotatrim cutter in several labs before and in my opinion they are the only option. When it was time to invest in my own for trimming photos and works on paper it was the only one I wanted. The unit is precise, beautifully made, and is an investment. It's great for precisely trimming one or hundreds of items accurately, cleaning and repeatedly.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Pricey but worth the money

        By Ken the media guy

        from Pleasant Garden, NC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Archive
        • Black & White Photos
        • Traditional Prints

        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

        I use this cutter for cutting photographs. It takes all the worry out of cutting because I know it will do the job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Wow, really does the job!

        By Macbadger

        from Northbrook, Il

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Cuts
        • Easy To Load Photos
        • Easy to Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • High Price

        Best Uses

        • Display

        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

        Purchased this primarily to trim photos for mounting. It works perfectly. The construction is very solid, and the packaging from B&H was excellent. I immediately put it to work, and have been very impressed so far. The price seems a little high, or I would have given it five stars, but the quality is fine. Overall, I am very pleased.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Steve

        from St.Cloud, MN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Black & White Photos
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

          Cuts everything from glossy paper to metallic canvas with ease and perfection.

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          • No

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          5.0

          24

          By Greg

          from Chisago City, MN

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

              Works great, the 24 inch is the right size and meets the studio needs.

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              • No

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              5.0

              awesome

              By oz

              from santa mar

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos
                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                this product is well constructed easy to use an easy to manipulateI'm very pleased with this product

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Rotary Cutter

                By Renee

                from Michigan

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clean cuts
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                    I used the Rotatrim rotary cutters in college so I knew they were a quality brand. After college I got by without needing a trimmer for prints but now that I'm printing a little more at home I felt like it was necessary. I ordered the 24" because my largest paper right now is 13"x19" so I needed something larger than the 18" cutter for those large prints.

                    Only downside I have encountered was that while the trimming edge has a 24" ruler, the other ruler is only 12" which means anything larger on that edge needs a ruler (without printed guides on the paper.)

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Quite expensive but well worth it!

                    By Stan

                    from Boxford, MA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                        I tried Dahle 554 Professional Rolling Trimmer first. It was too flimsy. Exhanged it for Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Rotary Cutter and never looked back. It is more expensive but well worth it. It feels solid, super sharp and accurate.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great cutter

                        By Ernie

                        from Kitimat, B.C.

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                              This is an upgrade from my previous cutter. What a difference. This thing is well built, accurate, and does not require replacement blades or cutting mats. That alone will save a lot of money over time. There is an overload protection plate that comes installed, and limits the cuts to one direction, but it is easy to remove to enable cutting in both directions.

                              I am very happy so far. I have only used it a few times, so I can't comment in problems that may come up, but it seems to be very well built.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect cuts every time!

                              By Artaxerxes

                              from Quincy, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Load Photos
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Black & White Photos
                                • Traditional Prints

                                Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                I print and cut my own photos for customers. It was necessary to have a reliable device that was precise in each cut. This performed well, much better than an exacto table I had before this.

                                It would be great to have a padded clamp to hold large photos in place, but using a gloved hand does very well.

                                The cutter is a heavy-weighted piece that requires no pressure from the user.

                                Alignment is easy.

                                I would advise anyone looking for a good cutter, to use the Mastercut series by Rotatrim.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                High quality

                                By Manoj

                                from DFW

                                About Me Casual 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 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                  Flawless cutting of photographs. Easy and accurate.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  solid craftsmanship

                                  By ACon

                                  from Massachusetts

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                      Solid construction. Straight cuts. Minimal effort. Fits my 22" sheets. The only reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 stars is that I wish it had a sliding clear plastic ruler bar to overlay the photo to help measure distances from the printed edges.

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                                      5.0

                                      Trim like a pro

                                      By Mike

                                      from Moline, IL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • A bit pricey

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fine Art Photo Trimming
                                      • General Trimming

                                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                      Getting an accurate trim is a no-brainer with the Rototrim Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter. Although I have only used it a handfull of times in the last few weeks, I have no reason to believe it won't give me excellent service for years to come. It would be nice of the base was wider, but I got used to it pretty quickly. A cover would be nice, but I'll stop by the fabric store and leave a hint for my wife to sew one up.

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                                      5.0

                                      Just Superb!

                                      By slackercruster

                                      from NE US

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                            Best cutter by far. Worth every penny. I have 2 of them and would like to pick up a 3rd.

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                                            5.0

                                            Perfect

                                            By BK

                                            from Washington

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                What a time saver. So much easier than the old scissors. Love it. Also well-built so it should last a lifetime.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Does the job

                                                By Lev

                                                from New York, NY

                                                About Me Photography Student

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Load Photos
                                                • Strong Construction
                                                • Well Organized

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                  Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                  If you have the space this is a great cutter. Makes it very easy to print multiple photos per page and separate them easily.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Product

                                                  By harpo

                                                  from Bay City, MI

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                      A great well built paper cutter. There are cheaper rotary cutters out there, but they are made with lots of plastic. I've tried the cheap and was dissapointed and I have done the knife and straight edge cutting, but this makes it so easy. Went with the 24" because my printer can make 13"x19" prints.

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                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      MasterCut series by Rotatrim

                                                      By Image Design

                                                      from Des Moines, IA

                                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Load Photos
                                                      • Smooth cut
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Haven't found one

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                                                        I am so pleased by this product, it works so easily and most importantly makes a perfect cut.
                                                        Can't believe I used the razor blade cutter (mat cutter style) for so long.

                                                        Would recommend to anyone.

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                                                        • No

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