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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fantastic Find

Ingento #5 ½ 18" Guillotine Paper Cutter

My husband and a coworker went to a school district surplus sale and found lots of really nice items.  My absolute favorite is the Ingento #5 ½ (18") guillotine paper cutter.  It's in fabulous condition, makes really clean cuts, and my husband only paid $3 for it!  I found the same cutter online and learned that new ones retail for $250+.  This paper cutter is so much better than the inexpensive plastic one I've been using!  Keep your eyes peeled; you never know what you're going to find at those sales!

8 comments:

  1. In a Facebook group, someone was using one of these as a bench shear! Great find.

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    1. I'm super pleased that he found it! I'll use mine for paper & cardstock.

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  2. Ohhh they lucked out. This is an excellent cutter. So glad you go it.
    The plastic cutters are awful!
    Thank you for all your well wishes. I can't wait for this surgery and then to start feeling better again.
    Happy Sunday to you
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing that you're feeling better and not dealing with that pain. And, a very happy Sunday to you, too! :)

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  3. I'm officially jealous! I've been using a plastic one that was highly recommended by one of the yahoo paper-crafting groups I belong to. I think I'm the only one that does NOT like it!

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    1. I was truly stunned when my husband came in with that cutter and even more stunned when I tried it--it's very sharp. I would have been happy with one I had to sharpen.
      Contact your local school district to get on the notification list for surplus sales. Even if you don't find a cutter, you might find some other goodies. My husband would have gotten an old A/V cart for my kiln had it not already been marked "sold".

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  4. Those cutters are great. My school board got rid of them a few years ago (missed them) due to the health risks from cuts. You are lucky to have one.

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    1. Wow; I wonder if scissors will be the next thing to go. I fear the day that chemistry and biology labs are seen as too dangerous. A lot of the experiments that were commonplace when I was in high school are no longer performed due to parental fear. Those same kids are in for a shock once they reach college labs!

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