I don’t do much online ordering. When I do, the packages are small and light. Joe, on the other hand, gets deliveries that are large and cumbersome. Tuesday last, a package arrived. The poor UPS guy struggled to get it up our ice slick steps and into the house.
The box was covered in snow and ice on one side and one end. I was the one to get it in the house from the UPS guy. Once inside and left on the linoleum floor to drip dry I called out to Joe that he had a package.
“That’s YOUR Christmas present” he told me. That thing is HEAVY! What could Joe have bought me? Especially one that would be so heavy? First thought was it would be something for my least favorite thing in the world to do. Cooking. That box had to hold cast iron cookware.
Four days the box sat where it had been placed upon arrival.
That is, until he said the box needed to be removed from in front of the door. Muttering and some gesturing followed his request.
Hefting the box to the table top was a strenuous exercise. Once the copious amounts of tape adhered to the flaps was sliced through and the flaps opened all that was seen was white Styrofoam. I tried to lift the foam out to see what was inside the box. It was not coming free. We moved the package to the floor once more and carefully turned it over on its head to remove the cardboard box. Once the box was removed, and the Styrofoam off, the contents were puzzling.
It took the both of us to turn this item back right side up to remove the other part of the Styrofoam packaging. What appeared was a paper trimmer. And let me tell you….this is no “Ordinary” paper trimmer!
It took us both to get the paper trimmer up on the table for a closer look. This thing is constructed of steel. Not plastic like my other paper trimmers, which are all plastic.
Investigating this item further I have determined that this is an “Industrial” paper trimmer. One that will cut through a ream of paper.
People! A REAM of paper! 500 sheets of paper!
There is a wheel-y thing that turns.
This raises and lowers the “throat” of this massive cutting machine.
My guess is….insert the stack of paper, cardboard, or chipboard…..lower the pressure plate to the top of the stack to secure it in place before cutting.
There, also, is a guide that will keep the paper from slipping while cutting.
This is the “Business” end of the paper trimmer. A blade which is very sharp. An over large handle to facilitate the blade action to cut through a ton of paper.
This giant paper trimmer is 24 inches long!
The cutting area is 17 inches long.
The next question I will be asked…..”When are you going to get your Christmas present OFF the table?”
I don’t have a place for it in my craft room. In fact, I have no idea where I’m going to put this thing.
I asked Joe “Why did you think of this?”
His answer, “I thought you could use it to cut out the cardboard and chipboard you have been using. This would be easier than the craft knife you currently use.”
How could I not love this man?! The man that believes “There is a tool for every job.”
Guess I had better get busy! I’ve got chipboard to cut for the little “neck pouches” I’ve made recently. I have made adjustments to the one that failed.
The pouch is the same width of 4-1/4 inches.
It is 1/2 inch deep. The previous one was only 1/4 inch.
Which has accommodated the placement of eyelets for the ribbon.
Same Velcro closures.
And a thing-a-ma-bob to allow the ribbon to be adjusted in length.
The newest one is now ready for the ribbon and the Velcro. Both of these pouches have been covered, inside and out, with a clear vinyl self stick contact sheet.
I will do a post on this newest addition to my craft tools. Would I recommend this for the average crafter? No. This thing weighs about 60 pounds – with packaging. It is at least 45 pounds all by itself. The paper trimmer is massive and will need to have a large open space to work. This is not a tool that can be easily lifted to your work surface then just as easily taken off.
Thank you, Husband mine, for your thoughtful gift 😀