Updated October 24, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Rolling Trimmers

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Guillotine cutters pack a lot of punch, but they can also be quite dangerous, as their sharp edges are exposed. Rolling trimmers solve this issue, providing a safe and seamless solution for most of your cutting needs. Guarded inside a durable housing, the blades of these will never come near fingers. Meanwhile, each one has useful guides and measurements for creating a straight line. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Rotatrim RC

2. Jielisi 909

3. Dahle 550 Professional

Editor's Notes

October 21, 2020:

In selecting our rolling trimmers, we prioritized variety, since we know that these can be used for many applications, ranging from hobbies to professional projects. For that reason, you will find a wide array of sizes and grid measurements on our list. It was also important that we included portable options, as well as heftier ones that will stay in one place as you work.

Those looking for something they can put in a backpack and transport between school or the office and home might like the Jielisi 909 and the Firbon Craft Tool 0121, both of which are compact and lightweight. Another good option is the Fiskars ProCision, which folds up for storage, making it easy to bring along while also offering a large working space when expanded.

Professionals who cut massive documents may like the Dahle 448 Premium and the United RT51S, both of which can accommodate sheets up to 51 inches long. The United RT51S replaced our previous standing model, the Dahle 556s because we prefer its easy-to-empty fabric scrap tray to the metal one of the Dahle 556s, and it has a more comfortable blade grip.

If you need something rather robust for an environment that sees a high volume of documents, the Carl Heavy Duty, the Rotatrim RC, and the Dahle 550 Professional are all good picks, thanks to their strong steel components.

December 07, 2018:

Rolling trimmers are tools that just about every professional and hobby lover can benefit from. That's why we rounded up a selection of models that are complex and rugged enough for commercial use, as well as those that are more basic and simple for classrooms and crafts projects. Blades that cut with ease and precision were important in each of our selections. We also aimed to add some heavy-duty choices that can tackle thick materials.

Special Honors

HSM T4606 Rotary Paper Trimmer The HSM T4606 Rotary Paper Trimmer has an ergonomic head over its strong steel blades for comfortable use and cuts in both directions. It also features a durable metal base and can slice documents up to 18 inches long, and stacks containing as many as six sheets. acedepot.com

KW-TriO 5-In-1 Rotary Trimmer Ready to help you with nearly any type of paper project, the KW-TriO 5-In-1 Rotary Trimmer has four blades for straight cuts, perforating, wave cuts, and scoring, as well as on-board storage for each of them. It is equipped with an automatic clamp, a safely-enclosed blade with a comfortable glide, and has a convenient corner rounder. kw-trio.com

4. United RT51S

5. Westcott 12-Inch CarboTitanium

6. Dahle Premium

7. Carl Heavy Duty

8. Fiskars ProCision

9. Firbon Craft Tool 0121

10. Carl Rotary CUI12218


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on October 24, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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