Fellowes Electron 180 18-Inch Rotary Paper Trimmer (5410502)
Fellowes Electron 180 18 Inch Rotary Paper Trimmer Review
A rotary trimmer is a must-have device if you want a way of making perfectly straight cuts. One trimmer that can help you out is the Fellowes Electron 180. Here's some information about it, including how it rates on a scale of 1 to 10.
The Electron 180 is great to use if you need to trim larger documents. It can cut paper that's up to 18 inches long, so you'll be able to trim legal-sized documents that are 8.5" x 14". You'll even be able to work with tabloid-sized paper that measures 11" x 17".
This device can cut a maximum of 10 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper at once. This isn't a whole lot, so you'll want to choose a different cutting tool if you need to cut a lot of paper at one time.
The Electron 180 is really safe to use. It uses a special SafeCut cartridge. What this does is keep your fingers from coming into contact with the blade so you won't be injured. You'll be able to cut a lot of paper and will be safe the entire time.
There are four different blades you can use with this device. You can choose from scoring, perforating, and wavy blades as well as the ever-popular straight ones. Since there are different blades available, this would be a great trimmer to use when crafting (i.e. making greeting cards, scrapbooking, etc.). The blades are really easy to change as well.
Getting an accurate cut is pretty easy with this trimmer. The paper clamp can be moved around as needed and there's also an LED guide that will show you where the cutting line is located. This device doesn't have any lasers so that makes it very safe to use.
This trimmer has a very durable base that's made out of pure metal. The base has a storage compartment for your extra SafeCut blades so they'll always be within reach.
The Electron 180 is on the large side, so you'll need to have a fair amount of space free. This product has dimensions of approximately 3" (height) x 9" (width) x 25" (depth). But while this trimmer is big, it doesn't weigh very much. In fact, it weighs a mere 5 pounds.
Fellowes is known for giving their products generous warranties and that's certainly the case with this device. It's covered for 2 years. Plus, the Electron 180 is affordably priced and will cost you less than $100.00.
Rating: 8. If you've been looking for a rotary paper trimmer, the Fellowes Electron 180 would be a pretty wise choice so long as you're comfortable with its cutting capacity. Ten sheets isn't really that many, so this is a trimmer that is best for small jobs. It just can't cut the same amount of paper as a guillotine cutter. But, cutting capacity aside, this trimmer is worth a look. It's great that it can use different types of blades and that it has an LED cutting line. And, of course, it's affordable and comes with an excellent warranty. So if this is what you want in a rotary trimmer, the Electron 180 might be a great fit.