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How Do Manual Stack Cutters Handle So Much Paper?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Manual Stack Paper CuttersIf you have been shopping around for a manually operated stack paper cutter, you have probably noticed that many of them, especially those by Intelli-Cut, Triumph and Dahle, have massive sheet cutting capacities. Many of these cutters can handle up to 700 sheets in a single pass. So how is it that a manually operated cutter is able to handle so much paper? There are a few factors that make this possible.

I have used many stack paper cutters. I remember years ago shooting a video demo of the now discontinued MBM Triumph 3905 . For fun I placed half ream of paper in the cutter and pulled the handle down using nothing more than my pinky finger. I was able to cut several hundred sheets of paper using nothing more than my pinky finger and a little effort. German stack cutters, like Triumph, are nearly effortless to use.

There are 3 main points that make a stack paper cutter so effective. These points, in my opinion, are all factors that your stack paper cutter should have (especially if you cut paper every day).

  • Stack Paper Cutter Cutaway DiagramAngle – To begin with, a stack paper cutter should be comfortable to use, especially if you will be making multiple cuts every day. For this reason, the cutting arm on a stack cutter should be reasonably easy to access. Most stack paper cutters have an arm that comes up at an angle, but then turns at about 45 degrees to make the grasping handle easier to access. While this is usually the case, I have used stack cutters that had handles that were awkward and difficult to use.
  • Leverage – One of the biggest factors that allow a stack cutter to handle so much paper is leverage. Have you ever noticed how long the handle is on a stack paper cutter? This long handle (or lever) is pivoted on a point that allows you to apply a significant mechanical force on the cutting blade. This leverage allows you to apply little manual force, while applying hundreds of pounds of pressure on the cutting blade. Not to get too technical, but this leverage (by means of a long lever) is expressed by using this mathematical formula: M=Fd. F is the force, d is the perpendicular distance between the force and fulcrum (in this case the lever) and M is the turning force (aka moment or torque).
  • Gears – The torque, force and length of the handle are further enhanced by a series of pivoting points, mechanical linkage and gears (depending on the design of the cutter).

This blend of engineering expertise and design allows you to cut hundreds of sheets of paper in a way that you could never do with a pair of scissors or a knife. Stack paper cutters are used to cut down copy paper, report covers, card stock, plastic sheets and much more.

At ABC Office we offer a great selection of paper cutters. You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here. This selection includes manual, electric and hydraulic-powered stack cutters.

New Intelli-Cut Stack Paper Cutters From Intelli-Zone Now Online

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Intelli-Cut Stack Paper Cutters from Intelli-ZoneAs part of our continued efforts to add quality products to our site, we are proud to announce the addition of 16 new Intelli-Cut stack paper cutters to our site from Intelli-Zone. These new stack paper cutters are feature rich and we expect them to be a huge hit with our customers.

These new Intelli-Cut paper cutters include manual, semi-electric and fully electric designs. Many of our new stack paper cutters are capable of cutting up to 3″ of paper at a time and can be used to cut down card stock, booklets, coated material and much more.

These new cutters feature a modern European design and are made from all metal construction. The manual Intelli-Cut cutters are extremely easy to operate and feature a convenient handle that is leveraged in such a way that cuts are quick and effortless.

Our new electric cutters come in a variety of designs. Some feature fully electric clamps, backstops and cutting blades, where others feature manual backstops & clamps with electric cutting knives.

All our new Intelli-Cut stack paper cutters are safe to use, extremely precise and feature many tools not found in comparable designs.

Our entire selection of Intelli-Cut stack paper cutters feature optical cutting lines, and most include a digital display that lets the operator know exactly where the backstop is located in millimeters or inches.

These new cutters have an excellent price to value ratio and are built to last for years.  You can find our entire selection of new Intelli-Cut stack paper cutters here.

Best Hydraulic Paper Cutters

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Commercial Hydraulic Stack Paper CuttersAre you looking for a high-end stack cutter that can slice through reams of paper in just seconds? You may need what’s known as a hydraulic paper cutter. These cutters are designed for the toughest jobs and can get done in seconds what takes other paper cutters minutes to hours. This post includes a list of our most notable hydraulic paper cutters.

Hydraulic stack cutters are used for continuous, daily cutting operations. They are commonly used in the printing business for cutting down jobs. They can also be used for custom cutting card stock, laminated documents and more.

Best Hydraulic Paper Cutters

  1. Triumph 5222 Hydraulic Paper Cutter
  2. Duplo 660P Hydraulic Stack Paper Cutter
  3. Triumph 5550-EP Hydraulic Paper Cutter
  4. Triumph 721-LT Hydraulic Paper Cutter
  5. Duplo 490/490P Hydraulic Stack Paper Cutter
  6. Triumph 5551-EP Hydraulic Paper Cutter

As you can see, Triumph and Duplo make some of the most popular and most highly recommended stack paper cutters. You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here. Do you have questions about installation, setup and training or perhaps questions about an individual hydraulic paper cutter? Call one of our experts at 1-800-658-8788.

Best Commercial Paper Cutters

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Commercial Paper CuttersDo you cut large volumes of paper or need a precision paper cutter that will create professional cuts? I have compiled a list of paper cutters we offer that can be considered “commercial paper cutters.” Here is what our customers use for their commercial cutting jobs.

  1. Stack Paper Cutters – These cutters are the workhorses of the paper cutting industry. If any paper cutter can be considered a commercial paper cutter, these machines fit the bill. This includes stack cutters from Triumph, Dahle and others. This style of paper cutter is designed to cut card stock, reams of paper and much more. These cutters are available in manual, semi-auto and fully-automatic versions. Powered stack cutters are available in electric-powered and hydraulic-powered designs.
  2. Kutrimmer Guillotine Paper Trimmers – While not all guillotine paper trimmers can be categorized as commercial paper cutters, Kutrimmer guillotine trimmers deserve the title. These “arm style” trimmers can cut large volumes of paper, are safe to use and offer great precision.
  3. Rotatrim Technical & Neolt Rotary Paper Cutters – While these cutters don’t cut large volumes of cutters, they cut large sheets of paper. These cutters are used by architects, drafters, sign makers and more. These cutters are available in manual and electric versions. Some can even be wall mounted.

You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here. Feel free to call 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our paper cutter specialists.

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