This trimmer id designed for speed, precision, and accuracy. It makes trimming your paper and photos fun. Great features like the gear system,, self. sharpening blades, and the light below the cutting edge put the CutterPillar in a class of its own. Designed to cut from 12" down to the smallest sliver, it will quickly become a scrapbooking tool you won't be willing to scrap without. This precision paper and photo trimmer has a gear driven rotary blade for perfect cuts through almost any stock. The bright LED backlighting illuminates the cutting line for perfectly accurate trimming. Now in a light-weight, portable model with a 6.5" base and an 18" folding ruler.