How To Sharpen A Paper Cutter Blade

Triumph 4205 Stack Paper CutterAs is the case with most sharp objects, they will eventually become dull. This is the case with many high-end paper cutters as well. Over time, paper will dull a blade. So how do you go about getting the blade re-sharpened? You have a couple of options.

So what can dull a paper cutter blade faster than the normal rate of wear? Cutting plastic and laminated paper will wear down a blade faster than normal. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cut plastic or laminated paper, but blade wear should be taken into consideration. Accidentally cutting staples and paper clips will also cause a blade to wear out prematurely.

Be aware that not all blades can be re-sharpened. Some entry level and low-end cutters are designed with a throwaway blade, which means you will have to get a new blade. For many cutters, sharpening is an affordable way to keep a paper cutter going.

MBM’s line of Triumph cutters is a good example of a cutter that can be re-sharpened. Once the blade becomes dull, it can be easily removed and re-sharpened. Many people like to keep two blades on hand to eliminate downtime. This way the cutter can still be used while the other blade is sharpened.

If you don’t know if your blade can be sharpened or not, call our Service Department at 1-800-658-8788 x129 or fill out this form. They will be able to quickly let you know if this is an option.

If your blade can be sharpened, where do you do this? There are a few options. First of all, our Service Department can have your blade sharpened at our facilities here. They can also help you find someone in your local are that can sharpen the blade.

I have had many customers tell me that you should go to a local barbershop or salon to find out where they get their scissors sharpened. Often the same people that sharpen those scissors can sharpen a paper cutter blade. I have never done this myself, but have had customers swear by it.

What if you sharpen a blade that isn’t supposed to be sharpened? I have heard of customers that have attempted to have a blade sharpened that wasn’t intended to. The end result is usually mixed. Because the metal in disposable blades isn’t meant to be sharpened, the blade will often break or become irreversibly damaged.

Our Service Department is very knowledgeable. They are more than happy to help. For paper cutter maintenance, blade sharpening or repair, call 1-800-658-8788 x129. If you need a new paper cutter, our huge selection of paper cutters can be found here.

Good luck sharpening your paper cutter!

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