10 Best Carpet Trimmer

Updated on: October 2020

Best Carpet Trimmer in 2020


Carpet fitting cutter Conventional Carpet Wall Trimmer & Carpet Cutting Blade

Carpet fitting cutter Conventional Carpet Wall Trimmer & Carpet Cutting Blade
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Carpet Trimmer Roberts Carpet Tool-s - 10-616-2A - 20 carpet cutting knife Blades Included - One of Your Essential Carpet Cutting Tools

Carpet Trimmer Roberts Carpet Tool-s - 10-616-2A - 20 carpet cutting knife Blades Included - One of Your Essential Carpet Cutting Tools
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • HIGH QUALITY Professional Grade Cutting Tool-s
  • QUICKLY TRIMS CARPET neatly at the wall and under toe kicks
  • FIVE POSITION FOLDING HANDLE moves easily in hard to reach areas
  • RE-DESIGNED BLADE HOLDER, anti-slip rubber handle and hardened stainless steel cutter guide
  • FASTER THAN A CARPET KNIFE! Other search words used. cutting tools, carpet trimmer, carpet knife, carpet tools, carpet cutting tool

BEAUTURAL Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover, Sweater Defuzzer with 2-Speeds, 2 Replaceable Stainless Steel Blades, Battery Operated (Grey)

BEAUTURAL Fabric Shaver and Lint Remover, Sweater Defuzzer with 2-Speeds, 2 Replaceable Stainless Steel Blades, Battery Operated (Grey)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • EASILY REMOVE LINT BALLS, PILLS AND FUZZ - suitable all types of garments and fabrics, including sweaters, jerseys, blankets, bed sheets, upholstery, couch and much more. (NOT REMOVE PET HAIRS)
  • DURABLE AND EFFICIENT - sharp and durable blades that last for years and are easily replaceable(2 extra blades included), the expanded blade surface covers a larger area, finishing the job quickly with less effort.
  • HIGHLY ADJUSTABLE - 3 shave heights, 2 speeds and 3 shaving head hole sizes for suiting all different types of fabric and lint-ball sizes.
  • DUAL PROTECTION - the honeycomb shaver foil ensures your fabrics aren’t cut or snagged, the blades SAFTY LOCK mechanism ensures it’s Safe for cleaning or touched by your children accidentally.
  • WE CARE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE - Our California based office ensures a quick response to your problems.

Crain Cutter 245HA Deluxe Carpet Trimmer

Crain Cutter 245HA Deluxe Carpet Trimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Four position adjustable throat
  • Accomodates varying pile height and density
  • Easy loading blade holder
  • Stainless steel angled wall

Crain 301 Cushion Back Carpet Cutter

Crain 301 Cushion Back Carpet Cutter
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Trims seam edge close to tufts
  • Blades clip in for rigid hold
  • 30 degree blade angle creates a neat clean cut

Roberts, 10-616-2, Trimmer, Carpet

Roberts, 10-616-2, Trimmer, Carpet
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Mpn: 10-616-2
  • Imported From: South Korea
  • Commercial Brand: Roberts

WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool

WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Lithium-Ion battery holds a charge for months
  • Self-sharpening blade ensures a precise cut every time
  • Cuts through a variety of materials – handles jobs scissors and knives just can’t
  • Lock-out switch works in conjunction with the trigger for increased safety.Max cutting thickness:1/4 inch
  • Lightweight for easy control (only 1 lb.); soft grip handle for maximum comfort

Crain 246 Carpet Trimmer

Crain 246 Carpet Trimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Faster blade change and throat adjustment than other popular models
  • Easier to separate shims and reinsert blade holder
  • Adjustable height of cut, throat and handle

Carpet fitting cutter Loop Pile Steel Carpet Cutter Flat Base Carpet Fitting Tool

Carpet fitting cutter Loop Pile Steel Carpet Cutter Flat Base Carpet Fitting Tool
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Quick easy blade change
  • Takes two slotted blades - supplied with trimmer

Roberts Carpet Tools Cut and Jam Carpet Knife 10-220

Roberts Carpet Tools Cut and Jam Carpet Knife 10-220
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Unique dual function design; use one end to cut carpet and the other to jam carpet into gullies
  • Features an easy-open knob with bail, safety thumb and blade guards
  • Checkered handle for a slip resistant grip
  • Easy to use
  • Rugged lightweight precision die cast aluminum with long lasting baked epoxy finish
  • Patented, unique dual function design, use one end to cut carpet and the other to jam carpet into gullies
  • Features an easy-open knob with bail, safety thumb and blade guards
  • Checkered handle for a slip resistant grip
  • Rugged lightweight precision die cast aluminum with long lasting baked epoxy finish
  • Handle stores up to 10 additional heavy duty slotted blades, three blades included

How to Install Conventional Carpet

Homeowners often hire professional installers to lay carpet, but you can rent the tools and do it yourself.

Tackless Strips

Tackless strip is thin wood with pointed teeth embedded in it. The teeth point to the wall and hold the carpet in place. Installing it is the first step in laying the carpet. Start in one corner and nail the strip all around the edges of the room, leaving a gap at the wall equal to two-thirds of the carpet thickness. Cut the strips with tin snips and fasten them to the subfloor with at least two nails per section.

Padding the Floor

Unroll a strip of pad in the room and cut it with a utility knife. On a wood subfloor, staple the pad every 6 to 12 inches. On concrete, tape it with double-faced carpet all along its edges. Butt succeeding strips together and tape the joints with duct tape. Trim the pad ¼ inch back from the tackless strip to keep it from riding over the strip when the carpet is stretched. Snap chalk lines on the pad at seams.

Cutting the Carpet

For loop pile carpet, use a screwdriver to mark a cutting path and cut from the face side with a utility knife. Cut other carpet from the back.

First, measure the piece and mark both edges on the face of the carpet. Roll the carpet back; snap a chalk line on the back side between your marks. Using a long straightedge, cut the back of the carpet with a utility knife, just deep enough to sever the backing. Pull the pieces apart carefully, snipping un-separated threads.

The Rough Fit

Measure and cut carpet sections, leaving a 4- to 6-inch surplus along each wall and a 3-inch overlap at seams. Square the sections to the room and slit the corners so they will lie lat. Now you're ready to seam the carpet and stretch it.

Seaming the Carpet

For loop pile carpet, first align the seam edges parallel to each other. Place a straightedge on the edge of the top section and cut the bottom piece with a row cutter. At the wall, cut the surplus with a utility knife. For other carpet styles, fold back the overlap and snap a chalk line on the back at the seam edges. Cut the line with a utility knife and straightedge.

Cut hot-melt seaming tape to the exact length of the seam and center the tape under the seam, adhesive side up. Slip the seaming iron onto the tape at one end of the carpet and let both sides flop onto the iron. Glide the iron slowly along the tape, pressing the seam edges together behind it as you go.

At the wall, stop and let everything cool for 10 minutes. Then roll the surplus carpet back to expose the unheated tape. Heat it and finish the seam by cutting off stray backing or loose pile ends with small scissors.

Stretching Carpet

Carpet stretchers need adjustment before you use them. Adjust the bite of both the knee kicker and power stretcher until the teeth just grab the backing without poking through it. To use the knee kicker, bite the lead into the carpet about 1 inch from the wall. Push down on the handle and give the cushion a swift kick with your knee. Push down the surplus carpet at the wall with a stair tool.

To use the power stretcher, set the head about 6 inches away from the wall and adjust the extension tubes so the foot pushes against a piece of 2x4 (make it long enough to span three studs) at the other wall. Press the level until it locks.

Stretching normally begins in a corner by an entrance and proceeds along both sides of the opening for about 3 feet. Then power stretch one corner at a time, knee kicking along each length in turn. Follow the directions for the style you have purchased.

Trimming

Always trim the carpet edges with a wall trimmer, not a utility knife. Adjust the trimmer for the thickness of the carpet. Start at the lapped end of the material and slice downward at an angle until the trimmer is flat against the floor. Then hold the trimmer against both the wall and the floor and plow along the edge of the wall.

When you're stopped by the wall, trim the last few inches with a utility knife and tuck the trimmed edge into the gap with a stair tool.

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