Doing the job almost as well as more expensive skin cutters, the G3 Trim Tool is a revelation when compared to “letter-opener” blades that require repositioning the skins after each cut. Just center your skins on your skis and run the tool along the edges. Voila! Neatly trimmed skins.
Newly-tweaked to reveal just a bit more edge, the G3 tool is easily worth its low price (less than a “Gillette” razor that only works on rough whiskers, not supple mohair). This is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who just bought skins that ship with a cheap “credit-card” blade. It’s simply a “better” cutting device.
I've used this tool, the BD version, and the Pomoca tool - the G3 tool is my preference. it leaves about 2mm edge, while in my experience, the pomoca version leaves about 4mm. Having the skins come closer to the edges makes traversing icy slopes more secure. The G3 version also cuts/slides slightly easier than the Pomoca due to the thumb pinch grip.
I didn't mention anything about the BD tool because it is does not deserve mentioning. If you are buying BD skins, protect your investment and cut them with this tool.
For cutting skins, this is the only tool that lives in the kit bag... a little bulkier than the BD, but so easy and ergonomic to use. With the cost of skins these days, it is worth investing in a good tool like this to quickly cut skins in the field.
Neat design makes this incredibly easy to use and produces a high quality result (see photo). After cutting a pair of skins the tool will be gummed up with adhesive and fibers which makes any further trimming significantly more difficult if even possible. A toothbrush and some base cleaner (citrus solvent) does a good job of cleaning the tool and restoring its cutting ability.