Introducing The Cardboard Wizard 2000!
That is what it should be called anyway. Proof:
Does this pile seem small? Perhaps, but only because it represents the mere leftovers that would not fit in my 96-gallon recycling bin.
I have been putting off cutting up cardboard recycling for a while now - months, actually – because, well, we are required to cut cardboard into 1’ x 1’ squares.
I appear to be the only person in the world who follows this rule, judging from all the recycling can lids I see propped open on pickup day by giant cardboard boxes not even broken down, much less cut up. I love the smell of environmentally friendly superiority in the morning.
My old method for cutting up cardboard involved a utility knife and lots of bending, followed by pain pills and whining about my back for several days.
Then I saw this 30-second commercial for the Skil Power Cutter:
I balked at the price at first – over $50 just to cut up cardboard? – but then my sister bought one, I used it on her garage full of cardboard, and could not figure out how to conceal it on my person and make off with it. I had to buy one of my own.
Tip: it can bog down on thick cardboard but all you have to do is pull up on it a bit as well as angle it up in the back and it moves right along. It is by no means self-propelled, though. You do have to exert some force on thick pieces.
Even if I never use it on anything other than cardboard, it is money well spent. I love my new tool! It is so compact, I can take to my sister’s and get her cardboard done in HALF the time. Whee!
I wonder how long the blade will last before I have to replace it…