Today I am posting a review of the Crop A Dile Corner Rounder. We R Memory Keepers are the same company that gave the world the Crop A Dile, to punch holes and set eyelets. Their range of tools has increased and the Corner Chomper has arrived.
This tool is similar in shape to the Crop A Dile but its purpose is to Round Corners. There are two options on the tool a corner with the radius of 1/4″ and a second option of a corner with a radius of 1/2″. Here is a picture of an ATC (2.5 x 3.5″) card that has had the corners rounded with both of the options for comparison.
Just like the original Crop A Dile, the Corner Chomper is extremely well made and very strong. The materials listed on the packaging that the tool will cut through are;
The advantage of this tool over other punches available is that the tool will cut through a much larger selection of materials. A BIG advantage to anyone with limited dexterity is that the tool requires very little strength to operate. If you find the tool a little heavy to support, rest one of its ‘legs’ on the table to take the weight and then close as you would a pair of scissors. The tool weighs; 314 grams or 11 ounces.
To aid in the storage of the tool the side paper guides fold flat to the too. You simply open them when you wish to cut and they guide your project to just the right place for a perfect cut. The tool even incorporates an area which catches your off cuts. So no more confetti mess, just open the little door over a bin and shake out the bits.
Value for Money
This tool is excellent value for money, it is superbly built and sturdy enough to last a long time. If, like me you have wasted a lot of time and money on smaller corner rounders in the past, only to discover that anything over 80 gsm paper and they jam! Then invest in a Corner Chomper. Although it is a little bulky to store, if you open the packaging carefully, you could store the tool in its original packaging. The range of materials the tool will cut through and the ease of use, especially for people like me with limited dexterity, made this a very wise investment. It is also very useful if you are making projects in bulk.
Would I buy it again?
Definately! I would have bought it long ago, if I’d had the budget when it first came out.
Where can I get one?
Since this blog can be viewed right around the world a stockist local to me, won’t be of any good to someone outside the UK. Instead, check out the Rubber Stamping tab at the top of the page. The We R Memory Keepers link, is listed on the Rubber Stamping & Paper craft products page. The manufacturers site should have a store locator, where you should find a stockist local to you.
In the last week or two, the Corner Chomper range has itself expanded to a variety of new designs. Here is a video from You Tube that demonstrates some of the decorative corners available. I should add that I did not make this video, just reposting a useful film.
Hopefully this review has answered any questions you might have about this tool. If not, just leave me a comment and I’ll try to help you. Bear in mind though, that I do not work for the company. I am just a keen crafter, like you.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon