Joy and I have one of those plastic wrapping paper holders, and we really like it because it is a convenient way to store all of our Christmas wrapping paper up in the attic. However, a couple of years ago we bought 5 rolls of wrapping paper that were longer than the “standard” length, and they didn’t fit in the holder. This year I was determined to make the rolls fit, so I took them over to my dad’s house to make it happen. We ended up using his compressed air powered cut-off tool, which did the job very nicely (125 psi and 20,000 RPM can really do a number on paper and cardboard).

So there we were, out in the garage, using a power tool to cut rolls of wrapping paper just a few inches shorter. Crazy, yes, but at least the rolls fit in the holder now.