Precision Cutter by Karim Rashid
Best Scratchboard Tool in My Arsenal
I am an avid scratchboard artist, and this has quickly become my favorite tool. Cuts clean and thin, extra sharp, and the ball tip means I can have all my needed supplies safely in my purse or pockets! I bought it as an experiment, and it paid off big time. I've never used it to cut paper, but for precision lines and ease of motion, it's fantastic! Here's a scratchboard of Matthew McCounaghey I did with just this tool and a prepared scratchboard.
March 5, 2014
Some people have complained it doesn't cut well, but I don't know if they are using it correctly? If you zoom in on the photo, you will see the cutting tip is VERY small. You have to be holding it at the correct angle (not too much straight up and down, more tilted back) Also, you still need to use a solid pressure. If you don't do any pushing, it won't cut.
I found it cuts great, even curves and small details. I bought several for my elementary classroom, because now my students (3rd/4th graders) can use them without the danger of an exacto blade cutting a finger off.
True, it's no exacto or box cutter, but I think the key draw for this is the safe for skin tip, and the ceramic blade that won't get dull.
February 18, 2013
Not as sharp as I thought
I thought the tip was a blade but it's actually sharp plastic. It cuts only if I use it in certain angle. Because of that I can't really cut curves and shapes easily. Also, because it's a plastic, it can't really cut unless the paper is really thin.
December 5, 2012
I use this little cutter to help cut out things for my scrapbooking. I found that it works quite good for the letters and shapes that I am cutting. I haven't tried anything really intricate but I like it for my projects. Feels good in my hand but maybe the blade could be a little bit sharper.
February 16, 2012