Top Tip Tuesday – Does Your Stampin Up Trimmer need a Tune Up? I am sure you all know that the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer is no longer available and that we are eagerly awaiting the launch of a new one. Those of us who are Demonstrators have been told that we will (fingers crossed, touching wood) be able to purchase the new one before the end of 2019, with Customers able to purchase it after that. What I can also tell you is that it will only cost £23.00!!! This is an amazing price. But, what about now? How can we get the best out of our existing trimmer? This is where a Trimmer Tune Up is needed.
I have watched lots of videos about how to tune up your trimmer, both Stampin’ Up! and other trimmers. They are all pretty similar in many ways, so research into more than one is a good idea. As ever, I have provided a video that gives lots of information, so the best way to get all the information you need is to watch that. But, a quick overview would be:
- Use rubbing alcohol or an alcohol wipe to clean all the surfaces of your trimmer. It is amazing just how dirty they will get with regular use, so a soft cloth and alcohol is the answer.
- Don’t forget to get all the dust and dirt out of the groove on the cutting mat. It is amazing just how much will build up. This is usually the first thing I look at if my trimmer is not giving me a really clean cut. Getting all the dirt out is often all you need to do.
- Clean the underside of the trimmer arm AND the blades. Again, it is amazing just how dirty these get. If there is dirt on these surfaces then your blade will not run smoothly, so give it a chance.
- Check that your blade is sharp. If you suspect that it is getting a little blunt, the first thing to do is use the opposite cutting edge. If you usually cut by pulling the blade towards you, try pushing it away from you. The blade has two cutting surfaces, so use them both.
- If the blade has started to get blunt you may be able to give it a bit of extra life by running it through some aluminium foil, or using a piece of fine sandpaper (or a nail file) to get a better edge.
- Run the blade through some was paper to help it glide along the trimmer arm.
- Use an old blade to cut Glimmer Paper, this paper is amazing, but it can damage a blade.
So, are you ready to give your Trimmer a Tune Up? Just 5 or 10 minutes can make such a difference to the results, so why not give it a go?
Of course, once your trimmer is at its very best, it is the perfect time to cut your Designer Series Paper and actually use it. Now is the PERFECT time to do this. Why? Because there are 10 designs in a very special promotion. Buy any 3 and get a 4th absolutely FREE! And what a fantastic choice of designs there are to choose from. Just take a look, and remember that when you order 3 packs you will qualify for a Sunflower Reward IF you use the Host Code, so don’t forget to pop that in.
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