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Top 10 Best Guillotine Paper Cutters

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Best Guillotine Paper CuttersGuillotine paper cutters (found here) have come a long way over the years. These cutters used to be known as sharp blades attached to wood bases and were known for their keen ability to cut you. These same cutters, while you can still purchase the old school models, are now refined pieces of metal engineering with several integrated safety features.

Guillotine cutters are probably some of the most well rounded paper cutters available and can be used for cutting paper, photos, laminated material and more. So which models are considered the “best?” Having a decade of experience with these cutters under my belt, I would like to share with you some models that I like and have a great track record with our customers.

One thing I have found that over the years is that German is closely associated with quality in the paper cutting industry. German engineered and German built paper cutters are amazing. Another high-end feature to look for is Solingen. Solingen steel, again from Germany, is some of the strongest steel available and holds its edge remarkably well for cutting purposes. As a result, I have found Kutrimmer (by Ideal) and Dahle to be two very reputable manufacturers.

Here are what I consider to be the top 10 best guillotine paper cutters available (sorted lowest to highest price):

  1. MBM Kutrimmer 1134 (found here) – This is a 13 ¾” paper cutter that is perfect for trimming letter-size paper. It includes all the necessary safety guards and features a razor-sharp Solingen steel blade.
  2. MBM Kutrimmer 1135 (found here) – This cutter is similar to the 1134, but includes an automatic clamp with an Easy Lift release lever.
  3. Dahle 561 Premium Guillotine (found here) – This quality cutter comes from Dahle and is 14 ½” long. Unlike the Kutrimmer cutters that use a Lexan safety guard, this cutter has a corkscrew plastic guard that projects the blade during the cutting process.
  4. MBM Kutrimmer 1046 (found here) – This cutter features a nice 18″ cutting length. It includes an adjustable back gauge and a cutting line indicator. This is a nice cutter for trimming a wide range of paper sizes.
  5. MBM Kutrimmer 1035 (found here) – If you need to cut up to 50 sheets of standard paper at a time in a single pass, this 14 ¾” guillotine cutter is a great option. It features a very sturdy paper clamp to help keep those 50 sheets in place during the cutting process.
  6. Dahle 565 Premium Guillotine (found here) – The Dahle 565 premium guillotine has a 15 ½” cutting length and a 35 sheet trimming capacity. It includes a scale bar, an adjustable backstop and all the bells and whistles you would expect in a premium cutter.
  7. MBM Kutrimmer 1058 (found here) – This guillotine trimmer has a long 23″ cutting length while still being able to cut up to 40 sheets of paper at a time. As with all Kutrimmer paper cutters, this one includes a nice Solingen steel blade.
  8. MBM Kutrimmer 1071 (found here) – The 1071 ups the ante with a nice 28 ½” cutting length. It includes a nice paper clamp, an adjustable back stop and is still capable of cutting up to 40 sheets at this nice length. This is excellent for trimming a wide range of material.
  9. Dahle 567 Premium Guillotine (found here) – The Dahle 567 features a 21 ½” cutting length and a 30 sheet cutting capacity as well as a limited lifetime warranty. It ships equipped with a hand clamp, a lockable blade and an adjustable back stop.
  10. Dahle 569 Premium Guillotine (found here) – This is the largest premium guillotine Dahle offers, with a 27 ½” cutting length and a 30 sheet cutting capacity. As with the 567, this cutter includes a limited lifetime warranty.

There are some larger Kutrimmer trimmers available that would probably make this list other than the fact that they are extremely big and typically only used by print shops and businesses that deal with larger paper. You can find those larger cutters and our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.

If you have questions about any of the above-mentioned models, please feel free to give us at call at 1-800-658-8788. We have a lot of experience with these cutters and would love to help you out. We are also able to help with replacement blades and parts for all Kutrimmer and Dahle cutters.

Seven Features to Look for in a Guillotine / Tabletop Paper Trimmer

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Tabletop Paper TrimmersIf you are shopping around for a tabletop paper trimmer, sometimes referred to as a guillotine paper cutter, you may be in need of a little guidance. There are several manufacturers out there and many different models. Having used many of these trimmers myself (found here), I have come up with seven features that you need to have if you are going to purchase a good paper trimmer.

I have compiled this list of features into seven must-have features and three optional features. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it.

Seven Features To Look For in a Guillotine / Tabletop Paper Trimmer

  1. Solingen Steel Blade – German Solingen steel is considered to be some of the most resilient and durable steel on the planet. That is why it is so popular with kitchen knives. Paper cutters that use Solingen steel typically stay sharp for longer and get the job done faster.
  2. German Engineering – Paper cutters are made all over the world, but those made in Germany have the best reputation. Whether it is the precision engineering or the high quality manufacturing process, German tabletop and guillotine paper cutters & trimmers are known for holding up through some of the toughest jobs. They also have a reputation of lasting for years.
  3. Safety Guard – When cutting paper, you want to make sure your fingers are out of the way of the cutting blade. Most reputable and modern tabletop cutter manufactures have plastic shields installed that prevent you from chopping off a limb. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be careful, but cutters with safety shields are far safer to use than the old wood base trimmers.
  4. Metal Base – A durable metal base helps add to the overall stability of the cutter and the overall lifespan of the cutter. I personally recommend metal base guillotine trimmers over wood base trimmers.
  5. Back Gauge – An adjustable back gauge makes it easy to make repetitive cuts. Simply slide the back gauge to the necessary position, lock it down and your ready to go. A back gauge also helps ensure a straighter cut and is excellent for trimming down photos, paper, card stock, laminated material and more.
  6. Cutting Guides – Cutting guides are diagrams printed on the base of the cutter. These guides typically show common cutting patterns and make it easy to quickly set up a cutter for common cuts. Some paper cutter manufacturers even include a grid for additional alignment support.
  7. Clamping Mechanism – A clamping mechanism may be one of the most important features you’ll want in a tabletop paper trimmer. This helps keep the paper in place during the cutting process and eliminates annoying crooked cuts that are found in older wood base cutters that don’t have a clamp. Some cutters feature basic clamps that activate as the cutting arm is brought down. Other cutters have independent heavier-duty clamps that require one hand to keep in place while the other hand cuts the paper. Never get a tabletop cutter without a clamp!

These are features that are optional, but nice to have:

  1. Line guide – Many modern cutters now include an optical cutting guide or line guide. This is usually a red light or laser that shines on the paper, letting the operator know exactly where the paper will be cut.
  2. Front Gauge – Some tabletop trimmers feature a front gage to help assist in paper alignment, which is usually adjustable via a knob on the front of the trimmer.
  3. Fold Away Paper Support – Some tabletop cutters feature paper supports that are designed to help keep lighter weight and thin paper from flopping over the edge of the cutter. This helps ensure paper lays flat against the cutter’s base and ensures more accurate cuts. This isn’t as big a deal with photos, card stock and other thick material.

Hopefully these tips help you find a solid tabletop paper trimmer. I have used dozens of tabletop cutters over the years and have to say that I personally recommend all of MBM’s Kutrimmer line of tabletop trimmers and most of Dahle’s lineup of guillotines. You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with your questions.

Signs Your Paper Cutter Blade is Dull

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

As is the case with all blades, knives and cutters, they will eventually become dull with continued use. This is the case with rotary paper trimmers, stack cutters and guillotines. While all blades will dull, it is sometimes hard to determine if a blade is dull or if the paper cutter is simply having mechanical issues. This article will cover the symptoms of a dull blade and what parts you will need to replace if your paper cutter is dull.

While there is an entire range of different styles of paper cutters out there, there are three main categories that are used by 90% of people. These paper cutters include rotary, stack and guillotine. Each of these cutters use a sharpened blade to cut paper, but the process varies greatly from one format to another. I would like to start off by covering dull rotary cutters, followed by dull stack cutters and finishing with dull guillotines.

Dull Paper Cutter Symptoms

Rotary Paper CuttersRotary Paper Cutters (found here)

ABOUT  – Rotary paper cutters use a round blade to roll across and cut paper, much like a pizza cutter slices through pizza. Some rotary cutters, dubbed self-sharpening rotary cutters, also incorporate a base blade, which usually looks like a strip of metal. As the rotary cutter blade slides along the rail, the round blade rubs against the base blade. This ensures a more accurate cut while also helping to keep the rotary cutter’s round blade sharp.

SYMPTOMS – The first sign of a dull rotary cutter blade are usually manifested in decreased cutting capacity. If your rotary cutter cut 15 sheets out of the box, but is now only cutting 7 or 8 easily, your rotary blade is becoming dull. Another symptom of a dull rotary cutting wheel is burrs forming on the edge of the paper.

REPLACEMENT – Replacing the rotary cutter blade is typically an affordable and easy process. If you have a self-sharpening rotary cutter, be sure to replace the cutting wheel and the base blade as well. While some cutters require the entire cutting head to be replaced, most only require the cutting wheel itself to be replaced, which is far less expensive than replacing the entire paper cutter.

Stack Paper CuttersStack Paper Cutters (found here)

ABOUT – Stack paper cutters use a flat wide blade to cut through hundreds of sheets of paper at a time. This includes simple 20# bond paper up to heavy-duty card stock. This blade is brought down horizontally, with manually leveraged pressure, an electric motor or hydraulic pressure driving the blade. These cutters are popular in print shops, copy centers and with businesses that have specialized cutting needs.

SYMPTOMS – A dull stack cutter blade will have trouble cutting through all the sheets of paper. This should not be confused with a worn-out cutting stuck. The bulk majority of the time that a stack paper cutter is struggling cutting through all the paper, the blade is usually misaligned or the cutting stick needs to be rotated.

In manually powered stack cutters, required cutting effort might increase with a dull blade. Another symptom is cutting lines or artifacts showing along the edge of a cut stack of paper, which is often the result of a nick or gouge caused by cutting through a staple or paper clip.

REPLACEMENT – Before replacing your stack paper cutter blade, be aware that most blades can be re-sharpened about six times. This will save you a lot of money over purchasing a new blade every single time. Blade sharpening should always be considered when purchasing a new stack paper cutter. If the stack cutter’s blade cannot be re-sharpened, consider buying one that can. You will save a lot of money in the long run. It isn’t a bad idea, however, to have an extra blade on hand to prevent downtime while the other blade is being re-sharpened.

Guillotine Paper CuttersGuillotine Paper Cutters (found here)

ABOUT – Stack cutters, often referred to as arm cutters, use a curved long blade with a handle on the end. This blade is manually pulled down, sliding up next to a base blade, cutting paper in a scissor-like motion. Stack cutters are ideal for accurately cutting a lot of paper at once.

SYMPTOMS – Symptoms of a dull guillotine blade typically start with diminished cutting capacity. If the cutter used to cut 30 sheets at a time, and now only cuts 20 or fewer, you may have a dull blade. Cutting through paper clips and staples with a guillotine will often result in a damaged or dull blade.

REPLACEMENT – Replacement blades are available for most guillotines and typically take just minutes to replace. Replacement usually involves removing the safety guard, removing the cutting arm and removing the base blade. Remember, always change the blade on the guillotine’s arm as well as the base blade.

Hopefully this helps you determine whether or not you have a dull blade. At ABC Office we offer replacement blades for most of the paper cutters we offer. This includes Dahle, Kutrimmer, Dahle, Rotatrim, Carl and many other brands. If you can find the blade you need, contact one of our associates at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of new paper cutters here.

Dahle 561 Premium Guillotine Video Demo

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Dahle 561 Premium GuillotineIf you’re looking for a no-nonsense guillotine cutter that creates straight and professional cuts, the Dahle 561 premium guillotine might be a great option. This cutter is all metal and features the latest in cutting technology, including many safety features. I had a chance to play around with this cutter a few weeks ago and we shot a video demo.

I have never been a huge fan of the old wood-base guillotine cutters. I have too many memories of trying to cut a school project, which I had spent hours on, only to have it create the most wobbly and crooked cut you ever saw. Guillotine cutters have come a long way since those days. Both Kutrimmer and Dahle manufacture the best guillotines available. Nobody else even comes close.

The Dahle 561 has a 14 ½” cutting length. This is more than enough for most people who are cutting paper and photographs. While the cutter itself isn’t terribly heavy, it is made out of all-metal construction. The only plastic components are the handle, guard shield and guide. The blade, blade, cutting arm and clamp are all metal.

This is a quick video demo of the Dahle 561 Premium Guillotine in use:

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I have cut stacks of standard copy paper and card stock with this trimmer. It was all extremely easy to do, the cuts were straight and accurate and I was personally very pleased with the results. It has a 35 sheet cutting capacity (20 lb paper), which is very impressive for a guillotine in this price range.

The Dahle 561 features a German Solingen Steel blade. If you aren’t familiar with Solingen steel, it is considered to be the best steel available for knives and cutting blades. There is no need to think about the clamp. It automatically actuates when you pull down the cutting arm. The extremely sharp blade, combined with a very solid clamp, keeps the cuts where they need to be.

The base on this cutter, which is metal, features a nice printout of common cuts. The top and side of the cutter also features a ruler in inches and centimeters, which really helps square things up.

You can find the Dahle 561 premium guillotine here and our entire selection of Dahle and Kutrimmer guillotine trimmers here.

Replacement Guillotine Paper Cutter Blades

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Guillotine Paper CuttersGuillotine paper cutters, as is the case with any machine with a sharp blade, will eventually become dull. While some brands of guillotines can be re-sharpened, even those cutters’ blades will have to be changed after being re-sharpened 2-3 times. Just because your blade is dull doesn’t mean you have to throw it away. Get a replacement blade!

At ABC Office, we offer replacement blades for all the guillotine paper cutters we offer. This includes models that may be discontinued. We try to keep replacement blades on the corresponding cutter’s product page. We currently sell guillotine cutters made by Martin Yale, Premier, Dahle and Kutrimmer (MBM).

You can find our guillotine paper cutters, by brand, at the following links:

If for any reason your cutter has given up the ghost and needs to be replaced, you can find our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.

MBM 18″ Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Paper Cutter Review

Monday, April 4th, 2011

MBM 18" Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Paper CutterDo you need a good multi-purpose paper cutter that is well built and offers professional precision? Are you cutting photographs, chipboard, paper and cardstock? If so, you may need a solid paper cutter like the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter (found here). This is my review.

Guillotine paper cutters, in my opinion, are some of the most versatile cutters available. This is because they can be used to cut photos, card stock, chipboards, signs, banners and much more. You may have to adjust the amount or thickness you are cutting, but Guillotine cutters can almost always get the job done.

The MBM Kutrimmer 1046 is a very versatile cutter. It utilizes one of the highest-quality blades you can use in a cutter, a blade made from German Solingen steel. Solingen steel is considered by most to be some of the most durable steel available. Not only does the Kutrimmer 1046 use Solingen steel, but the blade is also razor sharp. This allows the Model 1046 to cut with extreme precision.

A nice blade is obviously critical when it comes to precision cutting. While this is important, the Kutrimmer 1046 also integrates other features that help assist the blade. One such feature is the integrated cutting line indicator. This line indicator is essentially a line that is shown on the object you are cutting, letting you know exactly where the blade will cut the paper. This helps you set up the cut prior to pulling the blade.

The second feature the Kutrimmer 1046 uses to help assist with professional cutting is the “Easy Lift” clamp. This clamp helps keep paper locked in place to prevent movement, which is one of the biggest culprits in crooked cuts.

Setting up the Kutrimmer 1046 is easy. The metal base on this cutter has a diagram of common prints screen printed on the surface. An adjustable back gauge makes this cutter easy to adjust for cutting just about anything, as long as it fits within the 18″ cutting length.

The build quality on the Kutrimmer 1046 can’t be beat. There are hardly any plastic components, with the majority of this cutter being made from metal. This cutter is both German engineered and German built.

Not only is the build quality on the 1046 great, but it is also very safe to use. Unlike many older Gullotine cutters and trimmers, the Kutrimmer 1046 utilizes a transparent Lexan safety guard that keeps the blade inaccessible during the cutting process.

Overall I have to say that this is a great little cutter. For an 18″ cutter, few other models even compare. I highly recommend this cutter for multi-purpose use.

You can find the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter here and our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. Have a great day!

Dahle 585 Premium Guillotine Paper Cutter Review

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Dahle 585 Premium Guillotine Paper CutterDo you need to cut large sheets of paper, posters, banners and signs? While many paper cutters are unable to handle larger sheets of paper, some higher-end guillotines are capable of handling the job. One such cutter is the Dahle 585 premium guillotine paper cutter (found here). This large format guillotine has many features that should help you out. This is my review.

Dahle is one of the largest manufacturers of paper cutters. This includes rolling trimmers, guillotines and stack cutters. They currently offer over a dozen different models. The majority of Dahle paper cutters and trimmers are German engineered and German built.

The Dahle 585 is in a class of its own. This guillotine cutter has an impressive 43″ cutting length, which is just over 3 ½ feet in length. This impressive length allows the Dahle 585 to be able to cut a wide variety of large sheets of paper. While big, it can also be used to cut the small stuff as well.

So how does the paper stay in place during the cutting process? You would think that cutting larger documents, paper and material would cause a lot of shift, resulting in a crooked cut. This is not the case with the Dahle 585. This is because the Dahle 585 has a tough built-in clamping mechanism. This clamp can be activated by pressing on a foot pedal. Because the clamp is foot operated, it frees up both hands for proper positioning of documents.

Safety is often a concern with guillotine paper cutters. Many of the older cutters, such as the old Premier cutter my school used to have, had an exposed blade. The Dahle 585 uses a safety acrylic shield that keeps the blade covered during the cutting process. A built in spring system helps to keep the blade from falling.

While the overall design of the Dahle 585 is solid, there is more to a paper cutter than clamps and a metal base. The blade is one of the most important parts of the cutter. The blade on the 585 is razor sharp. It is made out of German Solingen steel. You can read about the benefits of Solingen steel here.

The Dahle 585 is a little to large and awkward for most tables and desks. For this reason, the Dahle 585 includes a stand. This stand not only holds the 585 in place, but keeps it at an optimal cutting height.

This cutter also has a sturdy metal base with pre-printed guides. This guides make it easy to align paper for common cuts. The 585 also includes an adjustable side guide and a ruler for measurements.

Overall I think the Dahle 585 is a great cutter. For its size, it is perfect for cutting large format material. The German build quality really shines through.

You can find the Dahle 585 premium guillotine paper cutter here and our entire selection of Dahle paper cutters here. You can find our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.

Top 10 Best Photograph Cutters

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Photograph CuttersCutting photos is tricky and requires the most precise of paper cutters. One bad slice with a cheap paper cutter can quickly ruin a photograph. So which style of cutter should you use when cutting your valued photos? There are many options out there. Here are a few tips that should help you find the best cutter for your photographs.

There are a lot of factors that go into purchasing a high-quality photo cutter. There’s usually a budget to be considered, origin of the machine, reputation, ratings and more. While I may not be able to help you with all these concerns through this article, I can provide you with some great recommendations.

I have 10+ years of detailed experience with photograph cutters. There are two styles of paper cutters I recommend using for cutting photographs. These are guillotine paper cutters and rotary paper trimmers. Both cutters utilize modern technology to provide a great cut.

In general, guillotine cutters make great all around paper cutters. Not only do they cut photographs, but they can also cut card stock, laminated material, glossy paper, cardboard and more. Guillotine cutters generally cut more paper than Rotary trimmers, however, this isn’t always the case. Kutrimmer and Dahle have a great reputation.

Rotary trimmers are generally considered some of the most precise cutters available. Most photographers look for a rotary trimmer that either utilizes 2 cutting rails or a square cutting rail. Rotary cutters are perfect with paper and photographs. Rotatrim and Dahle have a great reputation.

I have come up with a list of the 5 best rotary trimmers and 5 best guillotine cutters for photography purposes. Hopefully this helps you in your decision.

Rotary Photograph Cutters & TrimmersTop 5 Best Photography Rotary Paper Trimmers

  1. Rotatrim Professional Series Rotary Cutters
  2. Dahle 400 Series Premium Rotary Cutter (Models 440, 442, 444, 446 & 448)
  3. Dahle 500 Series Professional Rotary Cutters (Models 500, 552 & 554
  4. Rotatrim Mastercut Monorail Rotary Trimmer
  5. Akiles Roll@Blade Cutter

Guillotine Photograph Cutters & TrimmersTop 5 Best Photography Guillotine Paper Cutters

  1. MBM Kutrimmer 1134 Guillotine Cutter
  2. Dahle 561 Premium Guillotine Cutter
  3. MBM Kutrimmer 1138 Guillotine Cutter
  4. Dahle 565 Premium Guillotine Cutter
  5. MBM Kutrimmer 1135 Guillotine Cutter

There you have it. My list of the top 10 best photograph cutters. Keep in mind that both Dahle and Kutrimmer make a lot of other high-quality cutters. I simply listed the most popular models within the typical photograph cutting length. Other models are available with larger cutting lengths and capacities that are also great for cutting photos and pictures.

You can find our entire selection of rotary paper trimmers here and guillotine paper cutters here. Feel free to speak with one of our paper cutting specialists by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Dahle 567 Premium Guillotine Paper Trimmer Review

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Dahle 567 Premium Guillotine Paper CutterDo you need to cut photographs, paper, card stock, laminated documents and more with extreme precision? If so, you may be looking for a guillotine paper trimmer. There are literally dozens of different models available. If you need an alternative to a Kutrimmer paper trimmer, you may want to consider the Dahle 567 premium guillotine paper trimmer (found here). This is my review.

Dahle guillotine trimmers, much like Kutrimmer, are designed and made in Germany. While this may not mean much to you, it means a lot as far as quality is concerned. Having used several guillotine trimmers myself over the years, I can say without a doubt that the German cutters far exceed the Chinese trimmers in quality.

The Dahle 567 is a high-quality cutter. It is made from solid metal components, from the base to the cutting blade. It is easy to use, functional and can be used to cut a wide variety of paper, literature and documents.

The cutting blade on the Dahle 567 is what’s known as a self-sharpening blade. This means that every time the blade is brought down for a cut, it rubs against a metal base strip that sharpens it. This helps dramatically increase the lifespan of the cutting blade.

Safety is in no short supply with this cutter. It features a protective shield that blocks access to the blade during the cutting process. This is a huge improvement over the older wood base style cutters of 20 years ago.

Now for the specs. This cutter has an impressive 35 sheet cutting capacity. Keep in mind that the cutting capacity is based on standard 20# copy paper. Cutting capacity will be decreased when cutting card stock  The cutting length on the 567 is 21 ½”. This is long enough to handle most material, although a longer version of the 567 is available as the Dahle 569 (27 ½”) guillotine cutter.

One of the biggest concerns I hear from customers about guillotine trimmers is the accuracy. You may remember that the older wood base trimmers of 20+ years ago had a nasty habit of cutting paper crooked. This is no longer a worry with the Dahle 567. This cutter not only has a razor-sharp blade, but it also has a clamping mechanism that keeps paper firmly in place during the cutting process.

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In conclusion I have to say that I really like the Dahle 567. It is affordable, features great quality and is up to par with the revered line of MBM Kutrimmer paper cutters.

You can find the Dahle 567 premium guillotine paper trimmer here and our entire selection of guillotine trimmers here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our paper cutter experts.

MBM Kutrimmer 1071 Guillotine Paper Cutter Review

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

MBM Kutrimmer 1071 Guillotine Paper CuttersGuillotine paper cutters are handy trimmers to have on hand for a wide variety of photography and paper cutting projects. Using the right paper cutter can mean the difference between complete frustration and absolute excitement. So which cutter should you use? One cutter I have had the chance to use on several occasions is the MBM Kutrimmer 1071 guillotine paper cutter (found here). This is my review.

The MBM Kutrimmer line of guillotine paper cutters is by far one of the most reputable around. There are over 8 different makes and models of Kutrimmer paper cutters available, with the biggest difference between models being the cutting length. These cutters are tough.

The Kutrimmer 1071 is an all-metal cutter, from the base to the handle. It has a cutting length of 28 ½”. For most people cutting photographs and letter-size paper / card stock, this length is more than enough. It has a 40 sheet cutting capacity. I have seen this cutter used to cut paper, photographs, card stock and laminated documents. There are few things this cutter can’t slice through.

The base of the cutter features a screen-printed guide of common cutting sizes. This makes it easy to line up photographs and other material for common cutting patterns.

The arm on this cutter is leveraged in such a way that cutting through 40 sheets of paper is really easy to do. It also helps that the blade is made from high quality metal and is razor sharp. Unlike many cutters out there, when the blade becomes dull it can be re-sharpened.

Unlike guillotine cutters of 10+ years ago, cuts on the 1071 are accurate and precise. This is due in part to the blade and in large part to the solid hand clamp. Are you cutting thin lightweight paper? No worries. The 1071 includes fold-away paper supports that keep delicate paper supported during the cutting process.

The Kutrimmer 1071 is also very safe to use. While the blade is extremely sharp, it is protected during the entire cutting process by a transparent Lexan safety guard.

This trimmer also features an adjustable back gauge, side guides (in inches & metric), a front gauge (rotary knob adjusted) and much more.

Simply put, the Kutrimmer 1071 is one of the best 28″ cutters on the market. It is solid, doesn’t move while cutting and creates straight cuts every time. I would personally recommend this cutter to family and friends.

You can find the Kutrimmer 1071 guillotine paper cutter here and our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters & trimmers here.

Feel free to contact us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions about guillotine paper cutters.

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