The Power Cutter’s designed to cut material that is up to ¼” thick such as carpeting, vinyl flooring, wallpaper, heavy fabric like canvas, window screens, plastic pond liners, or items that are a little too thick to cut with regular scissors like cardboard, foam core board, or heavy cardstock. I tested the Power Cutter on cutting cardboard, paper, canvas, and a remnant of vinyl flooring the builder left at our house and that I will someday make into a floor cloth. I found that the Power Cutter works best on straight cuts; it didn’t do too well on detailed curvy cuts. The Power Cutter didn’t take very long to charge up and they say keeps it charge up to 18 months (which due to deadlines for this review I can’t test that, so I’ll have to take Skil’s word for it.) That’s impressive because there’s nothing I hate more than to grab a rechargeable tool from my toolbox for a quick DIY task and find that the battery’s dead.
The Power Cutter’s a cute little hand tool
Updated Friday April 9, 2010. Hi everyone. Lisa here. I stand corrected on my orginal assessment of the Skil Power Cutter. I used it to cut cardboard for a project and it worked great. So much better than scissors. I was totally wrong on my first assessment. Skil didn't contact me and ask me to recant or detact my orginal review. All opinions are my own and they have changed. I thought you should know.
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