Is Your Guillotine Paper Cutter Cutting Crooked?

Guillotine Paper Cutters & TrimmersSo you’re trying to cut some paper with your guillotine paper cutter and the cuts keep coming out crooked. Frustrating isn’t it? There are several reasons why your guillotine may be cutting crooked. Here are a few fixes and tips that may be able to straighten up your cuts.

Bad Clamp or No Clamp – One of the most important features, when it comes to cutting straight on a guillotine, is the clamp. Most modern guillotine cutters, like Kutrimmer, include built in clamps. Check to see if your clamp is engaging. If your cutter doesn’t have a clamp, it may be time to upgrade.

Dull Blade – A dull blade will cause cuts to be crooked. This is because the dull part of the blade will actually pull your paper, making the cut crooked and sloppy. The easy solution to this problem is to either sharpen or replace your blade.

Glossy Paper – Glossy paper, because it is so slick, will shift and move during cutting. If this is your problem, I recommend either switching to a non-glossy or non-coated paper. If glossy paper is a must for your operations, you may need to upgrade to a stack paper cutter or an all-metal guillotine cutter with a clamp.

Old Cutter – This may seem like a sorry excuse for a crooked cut, but it is true. Many old cutters simply are no longer sturdy and need to be replaced. This typically applies to cutters that are 10+ years old. This is especially common with old wood-base guillotines that have no clamp. You may, however, be able to tighten down screws and make the blade more solid.

We also offer a huge selection of new guillotine paper cutters that are designed from the ground up with modern features that guarantee a straight cut.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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