Crafty Product Review: Slice Precision Cutter




I love to Pinterest®.  Unfortunately, I can spend hours on there looking at ideas.  Like other sites, they have gathered that I love arts & crafts, so my ads all involve those types of items.  For the longest time, I saw ads for the Slice Precision Cutter.  I thought I would try it, so I bought it off Amazon. 
I tried this cutter on paper, cardstock and think cardboard to test it while trying to make templates for a Georgia Door Hanger made of recycled pallet wood.  Here is what I found out. 
My Pinterest Inspiration, from Campground Production Etsy Shop


The Slice Cutter, in my opinion, does the same job of your Xacto Knife®, so I will be comparing the two throughout this post. 



What Slice Promises
-Ambidextrous Design
-Non-slip finish
-Finger-friendly, reduces injury
-Stays sharp 11x longer
-Never rusts, ceramic blade
-Oil, lubricant, and maintenance free
Info from Slice website.  






The Good
I like the “rubbery” non-slip finish of the Slice, it helps if your hands are sweaty.  I guess it could be a good thing that the tip doesn’t rust, especially if you are working on a scrapbooking project. 
The slice cuts good on paper like the peach template above.

The Bad
The blade is not as deep/long as an Xacto knife, which makes it difficult to cut through certain types of materials.  I worked fine on paper, but when I tried it on cardstock, it was not a smooth cut.  I also tried it on thin cardboard (a little thicker than a cereal box) and it did not cut through.  Not sure what it would be like on vinyl, or other materials. 

Rough cut made on cardstock.

Also, even though this cutter never needs sharpening, it didn’t seem that sharp to me.  I imagine because of the “finger friendly, reduces injury” statement.  I was lured once before by a ceramic item, a knife and was not impressed, should have known!  Now this ceramic knife just sits in my kitchen drawer. 

The Slice could not cut through thin cardboard.

Anyhow, cost wise the Slice is about $8 a blade, not that much, but pricey if it is not useful with anything other than paper. 
Conclusion
This cutter is not as good as an Xacto knife.  Sure it doesn’t rust, but the blade is not as deep.  Unless you are a scrapbooker and don’t want to worry about getting your papers a bit rusty, I don’t see a problem with a rusty Xacto knife.  Remember, the vintage “look” is in style now, so it may not matter to get a bit of rust on your papers, lol. 
The Slice has a good grip, but the Xacto knife doesn’t have a bad grip.  No real comparison here.  The rough finger grip next to the tip of the Xacto makes it non-slip, while the rubber covering of the Slice makes it non-slip.    
The Slice will not cut through thin cardboard, and barely cuts through cardstock. A better blade for thin papers. 
The Slice costs twice as much as an Xacto knife, but doesn’t work as good.  You can get an Xacto for less than $4, and a pack of #2 replacement blades for another $4, and probably never need another blade in your life (unless you cut paper for a living, lol).  I also like the fact that you can get different blade shapes to use with your Xacto handle. 


Local artist, Dawn Cardona who does cut paper for a living, cool huh? 


Who should use this product?  Beginner Crafters

(If you are afraid of getting cut and want to practice your precision cutting skills)

Should I buy this product?  Skip this Product!

Have you used the Slice Precision Cutter?  What did you think?


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