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Lassco CR-50P Electric Corner Cutter Review

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Lassco CR-50B Corner CutterDo you work in the printing, greeting card or business card business? Do you handle card stock, report covers and other paper material? You may want to consider giving your printed material a leg up by cutting off those sharp corners and adding rounded corners. One great way to do this, on a high-volume basis, is by using the Lassco CR-50P electric corner cutter (found here). This is my review.

Lassco is our most popular manufacturer of corner rounders. Their CR-20 and standard CR-50 models are two of our best sellers. Lassco also makes a great selection of floor model corner rounders. Theses corner cutting machines are reliable, backed by great support and provide the option of interchangeable dies.

Corner rounders are often referred to as corner cutters, corner slitters and cornerounders. While some models of corner rounders are designed to cut just one or two sheets of paper, most are capable of handling hundreds of sheets of paper. The Lassco CR-50P is a great example. It can handle up to a ½” stack of paper in a single pass.

The Lassco CR-50P is very similar to its cousin, the CR-50, except the CR-50P features an electric motor. This electric motor is activated by pressing a foot pedal. I personally like the foot pedal operation as it allows you to manually handle and adjust the paper with two hands while cutting. The motor used is powered by 115 volts / 60 Hz.

Speed shouldn’t be too much of an issue. With a ½” cutting capacity, and the ability to make 30 strokes a minute, the weakest link in the speed of corner rounding will more than likely be the operator. It can pretty much keep up with you without any problems.

The CR-50P is a floor model. That means it doesn’t need to be placed on a desk or counter. It includes it’s own built-in stand that keeps the cutting surface at working level. The surface of the workbench is 17″ x 17″, making the CR-50P ideal for cutting small and large sheets of paper.

One thing I really like about the Lassco CR-50P is the socket design of the cutting dies. This machine makes it very easy to change from a 1/8″ die to a ½” die in just seconds. Simply pull the die you don’t need out of the socket and insert the new die. This corner cutter comes with one standard die of your choice, however, about 11 different dies are available. That makes this machine extremely versatile, and because the dies can be replaced, you’ll never be stuck with a dull corner rounder.

The build quality of this corner rounder is as good as you will find in the corner cutting industry. The metal and wood of this machine may remind you of something from a 50s army surplus store, but it is built to last. It weighs 112 pounds shipped and 90 pounds unpackaged. You won’t have any problem using this corner rounder on a daily basis for commercial and industrial applications. It’s that tough.

You can find the Lassco CR-50P electric corner cutter here and our entire selection of corner rounding machines here.

Akiles vs Lassco Corner Rounders

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Corner Rounders from ABC OfficeAre you shopping around for a corner rounder? If so, you have probably come across models by Akiles and Lassco. Both of these brands are the kings of the commercial corner rounding world. So which of these two brands is best?

We currently offer about 10 different models of corner rounders, with 4 being especially popular with our customers. These corner rounders are:

  1. Lassco CR-20
  2. Lassco CR-50B
  3. Akiles Diamond-1
  4. Akiles Diamond-5

For a direct comparison, I would consider the Lassco CR-20 and Akile Diamond-1 to be on the same level. They both cut about ½”, with the Diamond-1 cutting just a few less sheets at a time. They are both of a similar build quality and both are very popular with our customers.

I would have to say that the CR-20 has a slight leg up simply because I personally think the cutting dies on the CR-20 are slightly easier to change out. Ultimately, I think they are both great corner rounders.

The CR-50B is very similar to the CR-20, simply with a larger table area for larger documents and a slightly more elongated handle than the CR-20.

As far as electric corner rounders are concerned, you aren’t going to find anything better than the Akiles Diamond 5 corner rounder. That thing is a beast and is perfect for high-volume corner rounding.

You can read my reviews on Akiles and Lassco corner rounders here:

So in answer to my original question, “which of the two brands is best?” I would have to say it is a dead heat. Both Akiles and Lassco make high quality stuff and equipment from both companies should last for years.

You can find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

Lassco-Wizer CR-20 Cornerounder Review

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Lassco-Wizer CR-20 Cornerounder / Rounding MachineThere is just something about round corners that looks nice, unique and professional. So is there an easy way to round the corners on hundreds of items at once? There sure is. One way to go about doing this is by using the Lassco-Wizer CR-20 Cornerounder (found here). This little machine is pretty cool. This is my review.

To start with, the design of the Lassco-Wizer CR-20 reminds me of a canned ham with a lever on it. Luckily it is a lot more than that. The CR-20 continues to be one of the most popular corner rounding machines used today. The design has been around for 10+ years and has proven itself to be a reliable little machine.

The CR-20 is Lassco-Wizer’s entry-levl corner rounding machine. It is capable of rounding the corners off of a ½-inch stack of paper. This can be paper, card stock, poly covers and much more. I have even used this corner rounder to round the corners off of laminated documents without a problem.

The machine is available with your choice of die, but you aren’t limited to just one corner size. The CR-20 uses a socket-style die that allows you to easily pull out one die and swap it with a different size. This allows you to get a lot of use out of the laminator at an affordable price.

The CR-20 is designed to be used on a table. It only weighs about four pounds, so it is very easy to pick up and move to a different room or table. The base itself is made from rectangular-shaped metal that is hollow. This allows the CR-20 to catch and hold the cut corners, helping to keep things clean.

I have personally used this laminator to cut the corners off of my business cards. It can also be used to round corners on playing cards, greeting cards, menus, photographs and much more.

My only complaint with the CR-20 is that the base is a little small, measuring in at 5 x 10 ½-inches. This is adequate for most documents, but if you are cutting anything bigger than 8 ½ x 11-inch paper, you will want to upgrade to the CR-50B, which has a much bigger base.

The CR-20 is a great choice for your corner rounding needs and you will not be disappointed. You will find the Lassco-Wizer CR-20 Cornerounder here. You can find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

Lassco Wizer – Best Cornerounders In Town (aka Corner Cutters)

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Lassco Wizer Cornerounders and Corner CuttersCorners are just too dull, not to mention sharp. I don’t know what it is, but the simple process of rounding a corner can add a lot to a document. Take a business card for example. Sharp corners? Dull. Round corners? Cool.

Many people also like to round the corners on menus, playing cards, photographs, birthday cards and much more. So how can you round a lot of corners at once without sacrificing quality? It’s easy. Use a Lassco Wizer cornerounder. Cornerounders are often referred to as corner rounders and corner cutters.

Lassco has been making cornerounders for well over a decade and they have several time-tested models that get the job done well. I have personally used their entry-level CR-20 and can vouch for the fact that it is really easy to use. I never would have thought that cutting through a ½-inch stack of paper would be so easy. Lassco’s CR-60 cornerounder is even capable of cutting up to .080 aluminum.

Cornerounder and Corner Cutter Diamaters

So what are some of the most popular Lassco Wizer corner rounders our customers like to use? They are:

  • CR-20 Corner Cutter – Great corner cutter for cutting documents that fall within a 5″ x 10-1/2″ size up to ½-inch thick.
  • CR-50B Cornerounder – Very comparable to the CR-20 but with a larger 9″ x 18″ cutting base. Also capable of cutting a ½-inch stack of paper.
  • CR-50P Corner Rounder – This machine has all the quality of the desktop models but in a floor design. This corner rounder has an electric motor, making it ideal for continuous use.
  • CR-50XP Corner Cutter – This corenrounder is pneumatic, which means it is powered by an air compressor. This corner cutter is perfect for print shops, continuous and high-volume use.

These are just some of Lassco Wizer’s corner rounders. You can find our entire selection of cornerounders here. Have questions about our Lassco Wizer cornerounders? Post them here!

Top 5 Best Corner Rounders

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Best Corner RoundersSeveral customers have recently asked me which one of our corner rounders is the best. This question isn’t too hard for me to answer as I have been handling, using and selling corner rounders for 10 years. To start with, I can tell you hands down that Lassco and Akiles are by far the two most superior corner rounder manufacturers out there. Lassco is well known for its Cornerounder® line.

The corner rounder you use will ultimately depend on how many sheets you need to round, what you will be cutting and where you need to use it. Corner rounders come in desktop, floor model, manual, electric and pneumatic designs. For most corner rounding jobs, I would highly recommend the following models:

Top 5 Best Corner Rounders

  1. Lassco CR-20 Cornerounder
  2. Akiles Diamond-1 Corner Rounder
  3. Lassco CR-50B Cornerounder
  4. Lassco CR-50XP Pneumatic Cornerounder
  5. Akiles Diamond-5 Industrial Corner Rounder

You may find our entire selection of corner rounders here.

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