The best tool for scoring card stock and paper depends upon what you’re doing. I like the Stampin’ Trimmer Paper Cutter & Scorer (126889) for small, quick scoring tasks and the Simply Scored® Scoring Tool (122334) for more detailed tasks.
My close-up of the cutting and scoring blades on the Stampin’ Trimmer has the scoring blade circled with an arrow pointing to it. The scoring blade comes in beige plastic, while the cutting blade is taupe plastic. When you buy the Trimmer, you get one of each blade already put on the cutting guide. It’s handy because you can cut and score without having to change out blades or get a second Stampin’ Trimmer. However, be sure not to mix up the blades! If you find yourself cutting instead of scoring and making yourself lots of scraps, you may want to get a second Paper Cutter & Scorer and separate the tasks or just use the Simply Scored® Tool for all your scoring.
I’m showing the Simply Scored® Place Markers close up on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. That is one of the key benefits to using the Simply Scored – you can do large sheets and several score lines without having to move your card stock or paper! If you need to make a lot of score lines, such as for an accordion-pleated medallion, the Simply Scored is ideal! I really like it for adding score marks to folds on paper larger than 6” wide. The scoring platform holds the longer and wider sheets straight and there are scoring troughs every 1/8”.
So which one is best? The Stampin’ Trimmer gives you both cutting and scoring blades so you can do two different tasks with one tool. The Simply Scored is dedicated to scoring, so if you’re doing a lot of 3-D, you’ll probably like this one better. I remain “objective” and use both. <wink>
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