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Ray Eldard
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The ad for Kornershort reads:

"Your card technique is about to make a quantum leap! Kornershort, the perfectly engineered solution to the Classic Card Control.

One of the obstacles to the corner short's popularity has been the difficulty of cutting the card itself. Scissors, nail clippers and nail files have all been used with less than perfect results.

Enter the Kornershort device. Perfectly round, perfectly smooth corners every time. High quality, die cast construction that will last a lifetime. Now, there's nothing keeping you from the joys of shorting! And, it's priced very low for such a quality item."

Kornershort retails for $25 and is every bit as good as the ad says. In fact every thing in the ad is 100% accurate – except for the last line!

What the ad fails to tell you is that Kornershort is a re-packaged Carl Corner Rounding Punch (item #8CP-6A) that I picked up at Staples Office Supply for $4.99. I know that MagicSmith also includes George Schindler's "Cutting Corners Notes," but unless the notes retail for twenty bucks, $25 seems more than a bit steep for a new label.

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Yup. I bought Carl's Corner Rounder too.
Cost me 8.00 though.
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Ray Eldard
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I've heard of people paying anywhere from $5 to $8, it depends on where you live and where you buy it, but with regard to the Kornershort you're still $17 ahead of the game.

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I got mine for 7.99 I think, but not Carl's it was the "Corner Punch Marvy" and I like it, it's blue =)
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I do as all the old books recommend, and use nail clippers.
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Anyone knows a source for a reasonable corner short with 1/8" - the original bicycle brand corner diameter?
I found professional ones for about apprx. $150+.
If so, would you PM me or post the source here.
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I have bought all the goodies but have found for me the best way is to use a metal finger nail file. With very little practice you can achieve very subtle corners or very large corners if you choose.


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My wife use to sell Creative Memories products (scrapbooking, photo album). The sell a corner rounder product for about $8, that I feel is supior to the ones I have seen @ office supply stores.

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My wife has the Creative memories punch, too. The angle of the curve is to broad. The Carl punch (which I got at Staples for $4.75) has a sharper curve and is better for this purpose IMO.

Someone asked me about getting a punch that has exactly the same angle. If it had the same angle, you wouldn't be able to punch anything off--the card's corner is already at that angle! To do exactly the same angle you'd have to do a short card as opposed to a corner short.
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