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Rotatrim24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter
 
4.9

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (32)
  • Durable (25)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Easy to load photos (15)
  • Clean edges (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Traditional prints (11)
  • Black & white photos (9)
  • Everyday (9)
  • Studio (8)
  • Home (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (8), Quality oriented (8), Professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

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

Very expensive but worth it

By The Big Kahuna

from Flat Rock, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

I can cut my prints in a flash

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5.0

Excellent

By SW

from Medina, OH

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

      Well built, easy to use and cuts perfectly. Wish I had bought it sooner.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Impossible to dislike

      By Joe

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

          I use the Rotatrim Mastercut Pro 24" for trimming photos. It's expensive, but pays for itself very quickly with all of the frustration it saves you. I used one in in high school 20+ years ago, so I knew it existed, then I bought a regular paper cutter because it was cheaper, then I used a badly maintained Rotatrim at a copy shop, then I used a rotary fabric cutter with a ruler on a cutting mat. All to avoid a $ expense on a paper trimmer. 20+ years of frustration, and all I can say is that I wish I had starved myself in college for a couple of months back then. So much less painful.The 24 is perfect for anything that the 17" wide format Epson printers spew out. It is actually about 30" long and had 24 full unobstructed inches of reliable cutting capacity. It's a dream for photos. It can trim a fraction of a mm from the edge of Exhibition fiber paper without even needing to hold the paper still during the cut.I opted to buy this version instead of the monorail because both are expensive and I knew this would work from experience, and I knew I'm too disorganized to return the monorail if it wasn't what I wanted. The slightly less expensive monorail may work fine, but this definitely works exactly like you'd expect a $ cutter to work.The rulers and stop are ok, but not great, but that's not why you buy this. You buy this to print 14x21 on a 17x22 sheet and then trim it to 14.00 X 21.00. You use the image as the guide and you get it exactly right on the first try.This is like a Gitzo tripod. You suck it up, you spend the money, and then 20-30 years from now you are still using it, you're still happy, and the cost has long since been forgotten.

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          5.0

          Best cutter/trimmer on the market

          By AlexTardif

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

            Not a whole lot to say here - it's a simple, yet very effective tool that does precisely what it claims it can do. QA is high from Rotatrim and everything is designed to last for decades.

            I've had an 18" at first but now print on a larger printer (Epson 3880) and need to cut as wide as 22"... this cutter does the trick perfectly.

            Highly recommend for pro-grade work.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By AndyE

            from Boston

            Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

            As others have said, the Rotatrim is a precision machine and a pleasure to use. In life, there are some things you want to buy only once. In those cases, get the best the first time. This is the cutter to buy. Thank you B&H for what you do and how you do it.

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            5.0

            Excellent Cutter

            By Cuda

            from Plainfield, Il

            Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

            Clean and fast cuts every time. Very easy to use, I'm very happy with this purchase. Just a overall great product.

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            5.0

            Awesome Product!

            By Mark

            from Woodbridge, Ontario

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Studio

              Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

              I purchased this product cause I needed a very reliable work horse cutter and this product does not disappoint! Cuts like a hot butter knife and is very precise. Best trimmer I have ever worked with.

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              5.0

              Leave it to the English

              By Bill On The Hill...

              from Corinth, Vermont

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • It Is Heavy Solid
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                I took del. on this Professional 24" cutter in 3 days after ordering it from B&H. The following morning I put it to use
                for the 1st time trimming 3) 8 x 10 prints on the horizontal & vertical planes by just a whisker in order for them to sit in their respective frames correctly. I couldn't be happier with the results as it cut effortlessly with precise precision. The all steel construction is impressive. The steel curser worked beautifully despite the only neg. review I had read on this professional cutter. It is heavy along with 6 sticky rubber feet underneath, it does not slide around...
                The all steel cutting head fits my large hands comfortably & feels real smooth on the cut stroke & the return sharpening stroke as well...
                I should have purchased this beauty 5 years ago!
                No more straight edges & exacto knifes & gaffs...

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                5.0

                Excellent Paper Cutter

                By Robert

                from Brewster, NY

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                    Perfect cuts every time. Very easy to use.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    The Best

                    By The Erstwhile Photographer

                    from Lancaster, PA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                      I had a 20 year old Rollcut 18 inch trimmer that I replaced with this Mastercut. All these years I thought the Rollcut was great. The Mastercut is head and shoulders above. If you want the best, this is it.

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                      4.0

                      The Standard

                      By Orange

                      from NJ

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                      Simple, functional, durable. It just works.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      expensive

                      By Henry

                      from Jacksonville, Fl

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                      The Rotatrim cut fast and clean. Make the job much easier
                      when you have cut a lots of small prints. Should last for a
                      long time if take care of properly.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great cutter!

                      By Photogator

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                        I've only used this cutter on about 10 prints, but I can tell that it is very easy to use and the blade is perfect for photographic prints. I'm very happy, so far!

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                        5.0

                        The Best In the Business

                        By Polar Man

                        from Rockport, Maine

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None of the above

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Studio
                        • Trimming Prints

                        Comments about Rotatrim 24" Mastercut Professional Rotary Cutter:

                        I also own the Dahle Rotary Trimmer - but its has a few minor issues that are totally eliminated with the Rotatrim. I've been in the photography business a long time and this really is the better of the two. The double slide bar appears to keep the rotary blade rock in perfect contact against the flat straight blade. I'm amazed on how the cutter is able to "shave" even the minutest amount off the edge of the paper (when I failed to position the paper correctly the first time.!)
                        I also like the very fine and accurate "silk screened"grid on the base board. It does make positioning the paper very reliable.

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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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                            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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                              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.

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                              • 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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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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