Easily cuts 15 sheets of 8 pound text paper, up to 12''x18'' in size.
Did not received the product as described. There was no free-style handle.
I love this trimmer. The blades can be swapped for different designs. It cuts clean. It comes with a hand cutter, what more could you want? I've trimmed card stock and photos with no problem, nice clean cuts. Just make sure you use on a flat, hard surface and press down as you slide it.
This tool uses a rotary blade that is SHARP and actually cuts the paper instead of tearing it. Very precise and good, clean cuts!