Monday, August 13, 2007

Product Review: EK Success Curvy Cutter

EK Success Curvy Cutter
reviewed by Elizabeth Wickland

This is the first circle cutter I have owned, but not the first I have used. I love it! It cuts clean lines and you can easily make 1/4 inch thick rings. It works great with paper, cardstock, vellum, and acetate. You can get oval, circle, or rounded corner square templates. The oval template comes with the ergonomic cutting handle/blade, or you can buy the handle separately, as I did. I don't use ovals often (ever?), so I just got the circle template and handle separately. By the way, if you flip the handle around so it's on the outside of the template, you can do even BIGGER circles than the manufacturers claim.


  • easy to use
  • measures precisely in 1/4" increments
  • cuts large (>12") and small (2 1/4") circles
  • cuts thin rings (down to 1/4" thick)
  • cutting blade cuts in either direction (counter- or clock-wise)
  • doesn't cut through chipboard (do any circle cutters?)
  • requires a glass mat (sold separately - I used a sheet of glass from an old picture frame)
If you're looking for a circle cutter, I wholeheartedly recommend this one. I've used it for a year now and I still love it as much as the day I bought it.

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