With so many people searching for the perfect trimmer for office, art and crafting, I am surprised that a company has yet to produce one.Dahle has come very close to perfection with the 552. It cuts perfectly and effortlessly each time, even thicker materials.The trimmer, overall, is well-built, made to use, constructed to endure daily use. While it is very lightweight, it has enough mass to it to stay on the table during operation... I was expecting more heft.The grid and primary markings on this cutter are metric. They put an imperial rule on each end of the cutter. I'm all for an international system of measurement, but until that happens, if a company is going to sell an item to the US market, then put US measurements on it! And that is the bitter aftertaste for this product... if I am cutting short pieces of paper that don't reach the second rule, there's no way to tell if it's truly square... if I can find a large format cutter with an imperial grid, then this is going back, if not, it's still worth the price because of the cut quality.Dahle, make a US version of this cutter and you'll have a winner.Pros:* Unbeatable cutting operation* metal base* reasonably lightweight but sturdyCons:* It's all metric except for an imperial rule on each end... this would be great if I lived somewhere else.A US version at the same cost could put Rototrim at the bottom of the list... wise up Dahle -- it doesn't cost more to print a US grid on the metal plate... it is a shame a near perfect cutter has to lose a star over something so easy to fix.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]