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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. 

SCISSOR TYPE CARD TRIMMERS

 

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.

STRIPPER JIG

 

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.

GUILLOTINE CARD TRIMMER

 

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…

CORNER ROUNDER

 

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.

PICTURE TRIMMER

 

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

 

There are also other tools needed to conceive devious gaffs used for magic. Sometime a simple corner short card trimmer will do miracles.

- Legendary Quote -

 

“One of the most sophisticated stripper decks I have encountered allowed the cheater to pull aces or kings, at his discretion. Minor variation in the contours, different finger positions and pressures, and months of practice made for a very impressive control. The dual combination helps change the makeup of winning hands.”

 

                                                                - Steve Forte, Poker Protection

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