The corner rounder is an essential tool to finish almost every type of gaff cards. It rerounds the corner so you do not see where the card was cut. This antique corner rounder is from the fifties and still works perfectly.
This is not really a card trimmer but it does trim dice! This dice edger is used to make % dice and dice that will work with whip cups. This dice edger was designed and made by John Radford.
DUAL ROTARY TRIMMER
This dual setting trimmer allows you to keep your settings for different trims. It's perfect if you are making belly strippers. Any gaffer knows how changing settings from narrows to bellies can be a pain in the ... This trimmer was designed and made by Jack Blow with a couple of ideas and tips by yours truly. It was thought of perfectly for people who do a lot of card trimming.
FIRST CARD TRIMMER
This rotary card trimmer is our first tool. With it, we learned and perfected the art of card trimming and spent countless hours trying and inventing new gaffs.
LINE LO CUTTER
This trimmer was designed for magicians with a small budget to make their own stripper decks. It has it's flaws and is not precise enough but it's good idea.
There are also other tools needed to conceive devious gaffs used for magic. Sometime a simple corner short card trimmer will do miracles.
NEGATIVE CARD TRIMMERS
This little guillotine trimmer makes precise cuts and works very fast. You can make a gaff deck in only a couple of minutes. Perfect for carrying around, it can sometimes do magic with a borrowed deck…
This picture trimmer from Kodak was made at the turn of the 20th century was commonly used by cheats and cardsharps to ''doctor'' their playing cards. They could gaff the cards to make wedge strippers and even belly strippers. It's not as precise as the other trimmers above.
This is the Cadillac of all card trimmers. You can make any type of strippers with it and it allows a precision that is unheard. I have made some strippers that are indiscernible even to people who know what to look for! This trimmer was designed and made by Joe Porper. He made 2 versions and this is the version #1. The dream of any gaffer.
SCISSOR TYPE CARD TRIMMER
This is a Bushey gambler’s card trimmer (stamped JB no.9) made of solid brass. It was the trimmer used by Dr. X to make the Dr. X belly stripper decks. What is interesting about this trimmer is the precision micrometer settings.
This stripper jig holds a playing card precisely so you can cut the card by sliding a razor blade along its edge, shaving a whisker off the card. This Irish device was made and conceived by Eoin O’Hare.
WILL & FINCK
This is a very old card trimmer made by Will & Finck. It stills cuts beautifully.
- Legendary Quote -
“On one summer day in 1974, I took the elevator to the 16th floor, walked down the hall and opened a glass door with its familiar gold lettering, Edward’s Dice Company. Inside, a glass showcase displayed all types of crooked gambling equipment.”
- John Farrell, Fast Jack The Last Hustler