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Hello there,

Could I obtain some feedback from the group on the Rotatrim paper cutter Mastercut II that I may use for trimming photos and mounting tissue. Is this the best product for precision cuts and if not are there any other ideas? Thanks for any help that you can give me!


-- Scott Jones (, July 10, 2001


For doing the above, they are great... even up to 2 ply mount board they aren't bad but anything thicker... The Master is self sharpening and does a nice job.

-- Scott Walton (, July 10, 2001.

I agree with Scott Walton. The Rototrim is excellent.

-- Jim (, July 10, 2001.

The Rototrim's very good. Real precise, clean cuts. -jeff buckels

-- Jeff Buckels (, July 10, 2001.

Scott, Another satisfied owner of the Rotatrim Mastercut II chiming in. Very precise cuts on prints, prints with mounting tissue, and unexposed enlarging paper in the darkroom. Sharp enough a cut to leave a reserved border around the print when overmatting. My one little difficulty is that once the work is placed on the board and under the guide, it's difficult for me to tell exactly where the cut will be made, but I'm still pretty new to this and expect to get better with practice. Nick.

-- Nick Jones (, July 10, 2001.

Nick, I have found that by cutting with a lightbox underneath works like a charm. You can see the edge VERY easily.

-- Scott Walton (, July 11, 2001.

Yes, it is absolutely the best thing on the market.

-- Cem Topdemir (, July 11, 2001.

Wow, I think this is the only time I have seen a unanimous opinion on this site! Thanks for all the help; now I just have to decide which length of cutter to order....


-- Scott Jones (, July 11, 2001.


My recomendation would be to buy a Rototrim that is the next size up from the size you think you will need.

-- Jim (, July 12, 2001.

Scott: You'll never regret buying a Rotatrim. A tip... There's a small metal deflector under the blade housing, intended to carry away the trimmed piece. If you remove it, (youv'e gotta be a bit mechanically inclined), you can slit in both directions. Slit quality is identical, either way.

-- Reinhold Schable (, July 12, 2001.

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