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The next great tool is a Corner Rounder that I found also at Amazon. It's called an 'Angle Eater'. It's 'rounding-size' is 'Small'-- 5mm-- and works like a charm! I wrote a Review of it over there. It's $5-bucks plus shipping, (it's not available for free-shipping as it's sold by SuperMart). It's the 'Green' one only! The Red and Orange ones are too big... up to 10mm and will eat too much corner!

Small 5mm 'Angle-eater' corner rounder: http://tinyurl.com/2883gsw

'Angle-eater with box: http://tinyurl.com/2fqe64u

'Angle-eater' upside down showing compartment that holds trimmed corner scraps til you pop the lid and dump them out... a real plus!: http://tinyurl.com/2f8vu92
has anyone used a different corner rounder that this one? I've gone through 3 of these, yes 3. They just don't last. All 3 have actually cracked after rounding a few decks each.

I know I'm not being too hard on them. Seriously.
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I've gone through 2 or 3 of them myself. Yes, the plastic just isn't strong enough to stand up to repeated deck trimming....
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I've gone through 2 or 3 of them myself. Yes, the plastic just isn't strong enough to stand up to repeated deck trimming....
Yes, agreed. The plastic breaks.

I've done some searching online for alternatives, but not extensively. I hate to think a more commercial rounder. I mean, I do trim a lot of decks.
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I can recommend this corner rounder:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sun-Star-Kado...Cutter/pd/8776

(No connection with Jetpens other than being a satisfied customer.)

It does three radii (3mm, 5mm, 8mm), has well-defined guide ledges to line up the card, and has a nice, solid feel to it.

I just went through a large Thoth -- 3mm is a lovely radius, I found -- and it didn't miss a beat; every corner perfect.
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boy that does look good. And they have fountain pens! I love to write with real ink!
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I can recommend this corner rounder:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sun-Star-Kado...Cutter/pd/8776

(No connection with Jetpens other than being a satisfied customer.)

It does three radii (3mm, 5mm, 8mm), has well-defined guide ledges to line up the card, and has a nice, solid feel to it.

I just went through a large Thoth -- 3mm is a lovely radius, I found -- and it didn't miss a beat; every corner perfect.
Awesome. This is the one I wanted! Found it in Amazon for about $14.
Gonna trim my Noblet, and Pierre Madenie...... gulp.... makes me a bit nervous! That's 624 cuts...will it last that long? I'll keep you all posted...
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This is what I use round the corners of my decks. A bit bulky but it's very heavy-duty (it's a round 2.5" x "3" x 8"). It can cut up to 5 (depending on thickness) cards at a time. got it from a local art store years ago. The lady at the store said people use it for ID-making - one end cuts the horizontal holes for the ID straps, and the other end cuts the corners. You guys might have more luck finding a heavy-duty rounder if you shift the focus of your search from "crafts" "to, well, office supplies? Or maybe add the word "ID" in the search.
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I just finished trimming my Druidcraft deck. I had actually trimmed it a while ago but I didn't have a corner trimmer. A couple days ago I found the EK Tools mini corner rounders at A.C. Moore. There is a 1" and a 1/2" tool in the pack for $9.99...plus I had a 50% off coupon. Good deal! Amazon has them too.

I used the 1" trimmer for my Druidcraft. I'm so pleased with the final outcome. I was really hesitant to trim my deck at first but am so glad I did it! I don't plan on trimming many other decks so I can't attest to how sturdy these cutters are.
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