Posts Tagged ‘Dahle Paper Cutters’

Dahle Presents ABC Office With Dealer Recognition Award

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Dahle Dealer Recognition AwardABC Office is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Dahle Dealer Recognition Award 2010. This award was presented to ABC Office in honor of outstanding sales, performance, loyalty and dedication to Dahle. ABC Office is excited about this award and expects sales of Dahle brand products to be even better in 2011.

Dahle is considered by many in the industry, including our customers, to be one of the best manufacturers of paper cutters, folding machines and paper shredders. Their products continue to be innovative, reliable and feature some of the latest in performance and safety technology. You can find our entire selection of Dahle office machines & products here.

Dahle products are known for their traditional blue color. Their products are easy to spot in offices around the United States. Many of their machines are German engineered and made. The quality really shows through.

ABC Office has a great working relationship with Dahle. Because ABC Office is an authorized Dahle dealer, we are able to not only offer a huge line of equipment, but also provide servicing, parts and repairs on Dahle machines.

Feel free to call ABC Office at 1-800-658-8788 for more information on Dahle brand products.

Top 3 Best Dahle Rotary Paper Trimmers and Cutters

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Dahle Premium Rotary Paper Trimmer Model 400 SeriesSo you need a rotary paper cutter or trimmer and don’t know where to begin? One brand that is a big hit with our customers is Dahle. They make a wide variety of rotary paper trimmers and cutters. I will go over a few of their most popular models.

Dahle is probably best known for their paper cutters, but they also make a wide variety of paper folders and paper shredders. While Dahle make a great selection of stack cutters and guillotine paper trimmers, they are especially popular for their rotary paper trimmers (sometimes called rolling trimmers).

Here are few of their most popular models. I will include a link to each one for easy navigation.

Top 3 Best Dahle Rotary Paper Trimmers and Cutters

  1. Dahle 507, 507K & 508 Rotary Trimmers (Personal Series) – This line of trimmers is especially popular for scrapbooking and for cutting photographs. It is affordable, lightweight and very easy to carry around. These trimmers are capable of cutting up to 7 sheets of paper at a time.
  2. Dahle 550, 552 & 554 Rotary Trimmers (Professional Series) – The Dahle 550 series is probably one of the most popular Dahle rotary trimmers offered. These cutters offer great low to medium-volume cutting capabilities. The blades are self-sharpening and the screen-printed grid makes it easy to align pictures and paper. Most of these cutters have a 20 sheet cutting capacity. The professional line also includes the Dahle 556 & 558 found here. The Dahle 550 series is popular with professional photographers, print shops and graphic design agencies.
  3. Dahle 440, 442, 444, 446, 448 Rotary Trimmers (Premium Series) – The Dahle 440 series of cutters is considered the Dahle’s heavy-duty line of trimmers. Many of these trimmers can handle up to 30 sheets of paper at time. Optional floor stands are available for the two largest models. These trimmers can be table or wall mounted. These rotary trimmer are a popular choice among professional photographers, picture framers, and print & copy shops.

So there you have it, the most popular Dahle rotary paper cutters. Do you have some questions about Dahle rotary paper trimmers? Call one of our specialists at 1-800-658-8788. Have a great day!

Dahle 846 Stack Paper Cutter Review

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Dahle 846 Professional Series Stack Paper CutterStack paper cutting is an invaluable part of the print business. Once prints are made, they typically need to be cut down to size. If you are in the market for a stack cutter, you may want to consider the Dahle 846 stack paper cutter (found here). I have had a chance to use model and this is my review.

Dahle manufacturers are wide variety of stack paper cutting machines. Their professional series of stack cutters includes the models 842, 846 and 848. All three of these stack cutters have been around for years. Dahle stack cutters are German engineered and German made.

The Dahle 846 is a 16 7/8″ wide stack cutter capable of cutting up to 500 sheets of paper at a time. You may notice, looking at the overall design, that it is very familiar to the popular line of Triumph stack cutters. This is because the angled manual arm design of the Dahle 846 is proven to be easy to use and operate. Many manufacturers use this design.

This stack cutter features a spindle driven backstop activated by a crank handle on the front of the machine. As this handle is turned clockwise or counter clockwise, the back stop moves forwards and back. This is how cutting measurements are entered into the machine. The process is simple and effective.

Both the Solingen Steel cutting blade (guillotine style) and the clamp are manually activated. Both require little effort to operate. Because of the way the cutting handle and the gears are designed, the handle requires little effort to bring down. I personally didn’t notice much difference in effort between cutting 100 versus 500 sheets.

The cutter can be placed on a counter or workbench or be attached to an optional cutting stand. I have used stack cutters on counters and stands and don’t have much preference between the two. The biggest advantage of using the optional stand is that you can easily move around the cutter.

Safety measures have been put in place to prevent injury while using the cutter. This includes covers on both sides of the blade. The clear plexiglass cover allows the operator to still be able to easily view what’s going on during the cutting process.

The build quality on the Dahle 846 is nice. It works well. Many people have asked me, however, which I would choose between a Dahle and a Triumph stack cutter. While I like the Dahle, I love the Triumph. The difference in cost may be the deciding factor though. Dahle machines are typically less expensive than the Triumph.

You can find the Dahle 846 Professional Series stack cutter here. You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here.

Dahle 858 Premium Stack Paper Cutter Review

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Dahle 858 Premium Stack Paper CutterSoccer isn’t the only thing Germany’s good at. They’re also pretty good at making office equipment. The Dahle 858 Premium stack paper cutter (found here) is a prime example. This stack cutter is designed and built in Germany. I have had a chance to use this cutter and this is my review.

To begin with, the Dahle 858 is pretty easy to assemble, but it will probably require a few people to help out. I believe we assembled ours in less than 30 minutes (including the stand). The best thing to do is to assemble the optional stand (if purchased), put the cutter on the stand and then tighten down the bolts (holding it to the stand). You don’t have to use the stand if you prefer to use it on a workbench or table.

The optional stand keeps the Dahle 858 at an ideal level for cutting paper. The stand also includes a convenient shelf where you can place paper and other material.

One thing that struck me as different with the Dahle 858 is the cutting arm. Unlike most manual stack cutters that have the cutting handle on the side, the Dahle 858 has the handle in the front. This means that you pull the handle down facing the cutter. While different, I don’t mind it. It saves space and allows lefties to use it.

The Dahle 858 is capable of cutting up to 700 sheets of paper, which is a lot for a manual stack cutter. It can cut paper up to 18 5/8-inch wide. The actual cutting doesn’t take a lot of effort, although I still think the Triumph cutters are a little easier to use.

The backstop seemed pretty easy to adjust and there are several common paper size guides screen printed on the base of the cutter. Registry seemed to be accurate and the cut appeared to be clean. A laser can be turned on if you need to know exactly where the blade will come down on the paper.

An indicator on the left side of the paper cutter lets you know where you are in the cutting process. One light lets you know when the cover is open, another lets you know when the cut is in process and a third light lets you know when the cut is complete.

The clamping mechanism in this cutter is far different from what I have used in the past. Most stack cutters have a separately operated clamping mechanism. The Dahle 858’s clamp and cutter are both activated by using the same handle. The clamp, although unusual, seemed to keep the paper in place while I cut.

If safety is a concern, you can put your mind to rest. The Dahle 858 has several plexiglass covers that prevent access to the blade while it is in use. Because the guard is clear, it is still easy to see what’s going on during the cutting process.

Overall I consider the Dahle 858 Premium stack cutter to be a good machine. It is ideal for use in art departments, custom frame shops, print shops, copy centers and other businesses that cut paper on a regular basis.

You can find the Dahle 858 Premium stack cutter here. You can find our entire selection of manual stack cutters here.

Dahle 852 Premium Stack Paper Cutter Review

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Dahle 852 Stack Paper CutterI recently had an opportunity to play around with the Dahle 852 stack paper cutter. I did more than just play around with it. I got to pull it out of the box and assemble it. A few of my first thoughts as I put it together were, “safe, easy-to-use and stylish.” It is made from solid metal, not just slabbed together sheet metal.  This is my official review of the Dahle 852 premium stack paper cutter.

First off, Dahle has taken a different approach to this stack cutter versus previous designs. One of the most notable differences is the ambidextrous handle, able to be used by left or right-handed operators. The handle literally comes right out of the center of the table. Other manual stack cutters have the handle coming from the side, which is ideal for right-handed operators.

The Dahle 852 stack paper cutter is one of the most affordable stack cutters in its class. The optional stand has a shelf for storing paper and is especially nice if you don’t have a table or countertop for a cutter. The base is made from solid steel and is very solid. The stand isn’t required. You can save a little money and simply put it on a table or work bench. The cutter comes with rubber pads for use on a table or counter.

The backstop is a little simplistic, which is pretty common for Dahle stack cutters. The backstop is adjusted by loosening a dial, which then allows the operator to manually slide the backstop forward and backward. The backstop points to a measuring ruler on the side of the machine that gives the operator an idea on where the cut will be made.

One really cool feature about the Dahle 852 is the laser guide. A laser is built into the housing of the cutter that paints a line on the paper, letting you know exactly where the blade will cut. Along with this feature is a lighted control panel on the left side of the machine that lets you know at what stage you’re at in the cutting process.

Safety features are nice, including a safety Plexiglas shield that has to be brought down prior to making a cut. There is a shield on the front and the back of the machine.

Cutting sticks are sometimes tough to change on stack paper cutters, but the Dahle 852 makes it really easy. Simply push down on a button and the cutting stick pops out. It’s that easy.

The clamping mechanism on the Dahle 852 is very different from most manual stack cutters. Where most stack cutters have a separate lever and control for the clamp, the Dahle 852 engages the blade and the clamp at the same time.  Although the clamp is different, I never experienced a problem cutting paper with it.

My overall impressions are pretty high. The cutter is clearly made from high quality metal and the machine is well constructed. Using the optional stand is awesome and assembly is pretty simple. You will find this cutter in print shops, copy shops and other organizations where reams of paper are cut daily. You will find the Dahle 852 stack paper cutter here.

Have you used this cutter? Post your comments here!

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