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From paper to asphalt shingles...the guillotine is best.

Okay, so after my last paper project, I decided to treat myself to a guillotine paper cutter to make life a bit easier. (I have a large rotary cutter, but they don’t work well cutting small pieces of paper.) I didn’t want anything big or, for that matter, expensive. A trip to my favorite office supply store turned up this very handy little Fiskars Mini Euro By Pass Paper Trimmer ($14.99). 

From paper to asphalt shingles...the guillotine is best.

Last night, as I was showing MWT my new toy, he told me about a guy he knows who uses a guillotine paper trimmer (of the large, heavy duty, office variety) to cut asphalt shingles. Rock side down, of course. They're supposed to work great, and because the trimmers have grid rulers on them, your cuts will always be perfect. But with any guillotine, always watch your fingers. And head.

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