Swingline SmartCut 12" Dial-A-Blade Plus Rotary Trimmer (SWI-9413)
- Trimmer includes four blades, straight, perforated, wave and score, in one easy to use tool to meet all your trimming needs
- Straight blade can cut up to 10 sheets at once and is perfect for making precise cuts on photos and documents
- Perforated blade can cut up to 10 sheets at once and allows you to create perforated cuts on flyers, invoices and more
- Wave blade can cut up to 5 sheets at once and is perfect for creating wavy cuts for scrapbooking and crafts
- Score blade can score up to 5 sheets at once and creates clean fold lines on invitations, place cards and more
- Innovative 4-in-1 dial with clear window blade indicator holds all four blades; simply turn the dial to easily switch blade types
- Sturdy metal base is made to last and keeps the trimmer in place during use
- Rotary trimmer conceals blade edges for safer use
- Alignment grid and dual scale ruler ensure cuts are always precise
- 12" cutting length. Comes with a limited 1 year warranty.
- UPC: 033816069817
- Cutting Length: 12"
- Detailed Color: Gray
- Material: Metal
- Period of Warranty: Limited 1-year
- Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 10
- Trimmer Type: Rotary
Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a look at the Dial-A-Blade Plus, a Swingline 12 inch rotary trimmer. One of the best offerings of the SmartCut line is the Dial-A-Blade. Four different cuts on one machine. Let's watch it in action. The easy-to-use grid and measuring tools help you get the precise cut. Press down on the rotary's dial and slide in either direction, up or down. That was an easy five sheets. The SmartCut Dial-A-Blade can handle.
GBC Accucut A425pro Dial-A-Blade Smartcut Rotary Trimmer and Scoring Machine Review
- The Accucut A425 looks like a traditional rotary style paper trimmer. However, the A425pro has a special four in one blade mechanism that allows you to quickly change cutting styles for all types of projects.
- This inexpensive cutter is ideal for use in crafting, scrapbooking for for creating thermal binding covers for your documents.
- It is extremely simple to use with a quick blade change system that allows you to switch cutting styles within seconds.
- The A425pro allows you to quickly and easily choose between four different cutting styles including straight cutting, wave cutting, perforating and scoring. You can use the straight cutting blade to cut or trim your documents, the wave cutting blade to create decorative edges, the perforating blade to add a perforated section to your forms and brochures and the scoring blade to prepare items for folding or for creating your own thermal binding documents.
- The dial-a-blade mechanism on the A425pro allows you to quickly change cutting styles by simply turning a dial on the blade unit. No other cutter makes switching between cutting styles so easy.
- The trimmer has a 12 inch long cutting length that can easily handle scrapbooking paper, letter sized documents or other sized items.
- Although it is great to be able to quickly and easily change cutting styles the design of the dial-a-blade unit requires you to replace all four cutting blades at a time if one blade becomes dull. Replacement blades for this unit are somewhat expensive because the entire dial-a-blade unit must be replaced. This is something to keep in mind if you plan on doing any volume of cutting, scoring or perforating with this unit.
- The unit is rated for cutting up to ten sheets of paper at a time. However, I had difficulty cutting more than 6-8 sheets of paper. Additionally, it is difficult to cut a single sheet of thin paper with this unit since the paper can bend over during cutting. This is a common problem with rotary trimmers but is something worth noting.
- The base of the unit is somewhat small. This means that it is a little bit difficult to use for scoring, perforating or cutting large format documents.
- The A425pro is built well but is really intended for light volume applications and home use. It should be fine for this type of usage but most likely will not hold up under heavy usage. It comes with a one year warranty from GBC. However, the blades are not covered under this warranty and as I mentioned before, the blades are somewhat expensive to replace. The unit also uses cutting mats that are a consumable part and will eventually need to be replaced.
- The A425pro is really one of the only cutters of its kind. The ability to easily switch cutting styles and the inclusion of a perforating blade and scoring blade make it a great unit for craft projects, scrapbooking or for design applications. However, the A425pro is not a commercial grade rotary trimmer and is thus not recommended for applications where any volume of cutting, perforating or scoring will be involved. Still, it is a great machine and is probably the cheapest scoring device that you will find anywhere.
Compare to Similar Rotary Trimmers
|Model Name||Dial-A-Blade||SmartCut 12"||SmartCut 15"||SmartCut 18"||SmartCut 24"||EasyBlade Plus||SmartCut Pro 12"||SmartCut Pro 15"|
|Period of Warranty||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year||Limited 1-year|
|Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper)||10||30||30||30||30||15||10||10|