Momma Told Me: Fellowes Atom 150 Paper Trimmer Review + Giveaway ~ 3/18

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fellowes Atom 150 Paper Trimmer Review + Giveaway ~ 3/18

Paper Trimmer
Momma Told Me: Nothing in life is free.

On the subject of coupons you likely fall into 1 of 2 categories; the first being the Professional Couponer, one who knows their way around a circular and often makes lists to match coupons to sales. The second, the Casual Couponer, will use a discount if it is readily handy or available, but will not go out of their way to save. If you fall into the latter then you likely feel it is simply too much effort and organization to efficiently coupon, and if you're one of the first, like me, you know this to be true. To be classified as a Couponer you must exhibit an inane passion for organization and planning, and you must also have hands of steel. You see, cutting coupons is, perhaps, the part of the process I like least. Sure, discovering new savings and browsing the weekend circulars is exciting, but halfway through the first insert my hands are already aching. It's the one task in the process I'll happily pass off to another family member; as Momma once did with me; that was, until she convinced Pop to invest in a Rotary Trimmer.
Whether you're a deal hunter, and coupon clipper, like myself, or simply a busy woman with a creative family, the right Rotary (Paper) Trimmer can be worth it's weight in gold. (And they can be quite heavy.) Recently I set out to shop for a mid-range trimmer that would offer convenience in home, when storing, and additional safety around Sabrina. I wanted something that could process up to 10 sheets at a time with precision, yet function simple enough that I could still be efficient in timing. The Fellowes name is no stranger to Momma Told Me, nor is the source, Penny Wise Office Products (why would I go anywhere else for my home office needs?) The Fellowes Atom 150 Rotary Trimmer will cut through upwards of 30 (20lb) sheets of paper at once, and can also handle tougher materials such as card stock, plastic film, and foam board. That's right, my new coupon aid will also help in school science projects and craft endeavors!
Rotary Trimmer
Made by the trusted Fellowes brand, a staple in office components, the Atom 150 weighs just under 13lbs, and includes a built in carrying handle for transport. While this model does not fold or break down for storage, it is durable enough to sit out in a craft room or home office. I like to leave and printed or ad coupon packets on top of ours so my secret helpers will see that there is work to be done! While the blade in this trimmer is not replaceable, the unit is covered under a 2 year machine and 10 year blade warranty that will enable the replacing of the entire unit, should in issue arise. The sides of the unit are made from metal, which give the trimmer the majority of it's weight, but also provide stability. On the bottom of the feet are round foam pads, to prevent scuffing of work-surfaces. As mentioned the blade does not lift up, or expose itself at any time during the process. The user simply slides the material beneath the plastic guide and moves the large yellow handle, trimmer blade, upwards. A second cut can be made on the down-stroke if desired.
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The Fellowes Atom 150 from Penny Wise Office arrives nearly assembled. I state nearly because there is an optional, and highly recommended, Back Edge Guide that rests in a natural groove along the measuring wall and fixes via magnetic force. This guide is great for the processing of mass quantities where keeping a precise measurement is essential. This also works in conjunction with the auto-engaging paper guide, the clear plastic bar seen above, that helps to stabilize the material at the point of incision. Naturally Fellowes has included several basic forms of measurement, including some common radial increments to help with the measuring and trimming of photos and other creative materials.You'll find thousands of useful home office and creative aids at Penny Wise Office, the woman ran office products company that delivers to your door!
I'll admit, after my first swipe I was a bit concerned about the ease of movement for the Atom 150 blade. As it turned out the more layers/sheets I cut at a time the easier the blade seemed to move. I also had better success swiping when the blade edge was closest to my dominant hand (Right), which allowed me to provide a more precise pressure in swipe. Halfway through my first batch of coupons I could notice the machine easing up. The blade seemed to move swifter along the track, and I was getting used to feeding my sheets through the front guide. Before I knew it, I was done; it's a good thing the blade on the Atom 150 is encased, because I had really fallen into a groove! We use precision cutting often in our home for school and craft projects, and even home repairs; the Atom 150 has really enhanced precision, and eliminated frustration on so many tasks. I certainly think every household should have a Rotary Trimmer like this!

What Daughter Says: Cutting coupons takes time, but it doesn't have to be painful!





One Momma Told Me reader will win a Fellowes Atom 150 Rotary Trimmer thanks to Fellowes and Penny Wise Office!


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33 comments:

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would love the At-a-Glance Monthly Desk Calendars!

Linda Kish said...

I would like a few Iris 32 Qt stackable drawers

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jskell911 said...

I love the Fellow's shredders

Kristyn said...

i would LOVE to have one of these paper trimmers!

BethElderton said...

The cross cut shredderslookawesome
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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like their Computer Printout Clipboard, 15-3/4"x12-3/4", Blue for my daughters job

Julie said...

I'd love to have the Heat N Slide Footrest.

Bakersdozen said...

I would like the MS-450Cs Micro-Cut Shredder. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shaiha said...

I would like to get their hanging file boxes.

Storage Boxes,Ltr/Lgl,12-3/8"x15-3/16"x10",4/CT,WE/BE

emeraldmaz said...

I like the business card storage

wigget said...

i'd also like to have the Officemate 4-Pocket Grande Central Filing System

Stephanie Phelps said...

I would also love to have the keyboard wrist rest

deb c said...

I'd like to have the Photo Printer,20 PPM BK/14 PPM Clr,12-7/10"x7-1/5"x2-2/5"

Fawn said...

I like the Fellowes Corner Monitor Riser
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Jennifer T. said...

I could use some disposable air duster. It's basically canned air. But, it's a great way to clean keyboards.
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john hutchens said...

I would like http://www3.officesupply-link.com/6006/DealerStation/Catalog/Results.asp?ItemNbr=80003&ItemCo=DIX

Lynn said...

I would love to get an art paper roll, family reunion coming up and it would be great fun for all the kids!

Jody Anderson Montgomery said...

I would like a new printer!! Any kind!

polly said...

i like the 4 drawer desktop organizer

MB Isaac said...

I like the Fellows 95 laminator

Michele P. said...

the 2 tier book rack is nice.

Mikaela said...

I would like the Ladybug Letter Game!

LeeAnn said...

I would like to have the Desktop Organizer, 4 Compartments, 4 Drawers, Dove Gray.

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Storage Boxes,Letter,12"x15"x10",4/CT,WE/BE

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Wow, I would love to have a new paper trimmer and this one is so much nicer than mine. I could really used some canned air, a set of designer file folders and a daily organizer. Thanks for a great giveaway

hanks again…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Tammy S said...

If I could have any product I would love to own a Fellowes Neptune NL-125 Laminator.

trixx said...

I like the At-A-Glance 1 Day Per Page Planning Notebook

Kathy Davis said...

FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis
Kathy Davis
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Kathy Davis said...

I would like the Fellows 95 laminator.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

mperkins37 said...

need a New Shredder, , But the Laminators edge it out, 95 Laminator would rock

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the catalog racks

katklaw777 said...

I like this one...
http://www3.officesupply-link.com/6006/DealerStation/Catalog/Results.asp?ItemNbr=21864&ItemCo=RUB

susie said...

i like the catalog racks too. thx