Affordable Alternatives to the MBM Triumph 4305

MBM Triumph 4305 Stack Paper CutterThe MBM Triumph line of stack paper cutters are immensely popular for many reasons. They are German made, which typically means precision, and they typically hold up for years without issue. One of the most popular Triumph stack cutters is the Triumph 4305 (found here). This manually operated stack cutter is affordable and ideal for low to medium volume stack cutting. What can you do if the budget doesn’t allow for one? Are there any good alternatives?

The Model 4305 is a 100% manual stack cutter. That means that the clamping mechanism, the backstop and the cutting blade are all either adjusted or powered by manual effort. While manual may sound exhausting, this cutter requires very little strength or physical power to operate. This is all due in part to the mechanics and design. The long angled blade handle is leveraged in such a way, combined with gears, that cutting an inch of paper can be done using a single finger.

Triumph is by far one of my favorite lines of stack cutters. If the funds permit, definitely go with a Triumph. If the funds don’t permit, however, it is nice to know that there are some great alternatives out there. I am speaking of Intelli-Cut.

Intelli-Cut paper cutters, made by Intelli-Zone, are designed for precision cutting as well, but at a much lower price. Intelli-Cut paper cutters are often 25-30% less than their Triumph counterparts. Does this mean the Intelli-Cut cutters are just as good as Triumph? Having used both, I can say that I think they both have a good build quality and are both solid. I still have to give the edge to Triumph (barely), but I think you will probably be equally as happy with the Intelli-Cut.

Which Intelli-Cut stack cutters are the equivalent to the Triumph 4305? Here are two cutters that fit the bill:Intelli-Cut 530M Stack Paper Cutter

  • Intelli-Cut 530M Stack Cutter (found here) – This stack cutter mechanically and physically almost identical to the Triumph. It has a mechanical clamping mechanism, a manually adjusted backstop and a manual cutting arm. The safety features are even almost identical. You still have to have the covers in place, and lift on a safety lever, prior to making a cut. Unlike the Triumph 4305, the 530M includes a handy optical cutting line that lets you know exactly where the blade will make its cut.
  • Intelli-Cut 530D Stack Cutter (found here) – This stack cutter is identical to the 530M except for one detail. The 530D has a digital measurement display, located on the top front of the machine, that lets you know in centimeters or inches where the back stop is located. This is nice for making measurements and adjustments.

Regardless of whether you ultimately go with a Triumph or an Intelli-Cut paper cutter, I’m certain you will be satisfied with the end results. You can find our entire selection of Triumph stack paper cutters here and our Intelli-Cut paper cutters here.

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