You are being redirected to ABC Office. Why? has joined their sister company ABC Office to provide our customers with a greater product selection, while offering the same great prices and service you have come to love and expect!If you have questions or concerns during this transition please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788, or email us at

You are being redirected to ABC Office. Why? has joined their sister company ABC Office to provide our customers with a greater product selection, while offering the same great prices and service you have come to love and expect!If you have questions or concerns during this transition please give us a call at 1-800-658-8788, or email us at

Posts Tagged ‘Paper Trimmers’

Top 10 Best Scrapbooking Paper Cutters for Christmas 2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Best Scrapbooking Paper Cutters for ChristmasIf you are a scrapbooker, are married to one or have a close friend that loves scrapbooking, you probably know that a paper cutter is their closest friend. These paper cutters are used for trimming down paper, cutting cardstock or re-sizing photographs. Many even include special perforating, scoring or patterned blades. At ABC Office, we offer some excellent cutters that are a hit with our scrapbooking customers.

A diehard scrapbooker will probably use their paper cutter at least a couple of times a week. Because repetitive use is a must, and the fact that the paper cutter will be used often, it is important to get a cutter that can hold up for a long time. We have found that three brands in particular seem to have a great reputation. These brands include Carl, Dahle and Rotatrim.

While there are several styles of paper cutters out there, the rotary style seems to be the best all-round cutter for precision trimming of paper and photos. These types of cutters have a round blade that sits inside a housing that slides along a rail. As the blade moves along the rail, it spins (like a pizza cutter). This design makes paper cutting extremely easy.

Top 10 Best Scrapbooking Paper Cutters for Christmas 2011

  1. Carl DC-300N Rotary Paper Trimmer – This trimmer is feature rich, extremely affordable and has an impressive 20 sheet cutting capacity. It can cut cardstock, mat board, paper, photos and more!
  2. Carl DC-238N Heavy Duty Rotary Trimmer – This trimmer can cut 36 sheet of paper at a time! It features an impressive 18″ cutting length and is made out of 100% recycled materials.
  3. Dahle 507, 508 & 507K Personal Rotary Trimmers – This trimmers are affordable, compact and great for taking from one place to another.
  4. Carl RT-200N Professional Rotary Trimmer – This trimmer is available under $50, is made from recycled materials and is excellent for daily use. It replaces the previous bestseller the RT-200.
  5. Rotatrim Professional M Series Rotary Paper Cutter – While this trimmer may be on the higher end of the price scale, this British-made cutter will probably also last a good 10 years. This is the cutter professional photographers use.
  6. Carl DC-220N Heavy Duty Rotary Trimmer – With a 36 sheet cutting capacity, a luminous cutting clamp and a wide range of cutting patterns on the base, this cutter makes paper trimming easy.
  7. Rotatrim Mastercut MC Series Paper Cutter – Once known as the monorail, this Rotatrim paper cutter is sturdy, features a square rail and is excellent for precision cutting.
  8. Dahle 550, 552 & 554 Professional Rotary Paper Cutters – These cutters are very popular with photographers, artists and others that need reliable paper cutting. German engineered to perfection, these cutters mean business.
  9. Carl DC-100N Personal Rotary Trimmer – This paper cutter is compact, can fit in a purse and is great for the hobbyist. While it isn’t designed for heavy-duty cutting, it is still a high-quality compact trimmer that won’t disappoint you.

These paper cutters all have a proven track record. They are great for scrapbookers and should make an excellent Christmas gift. If you’re not sure which of these fine cutters are best for you, please don’t hesitate to call one of our paper cutting experts at 1-800-658-8788. They will be able to help guide you to the right cutter and answer all your questions.

You can find our entire selection of rotary paper cutters here and our wide selection of paper cutters here.

Different Types of Paper Cutters & Trimmers

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Paper Cutters from ABC OfficeIt isn’t uncommon for a customer to ask me what the difference is between a guillotine cutter and a rotary cutter. With about a half dozen different “styles” of paper cutters out there, it’s easy to get stumped. So what are the different types of paper cutters and trimmers and which is best for you? I’ll go through them in this article.

One common question I get asked is, “Is there a difference between an paper cutter and a paper trimmer?” Both paper cutter and trimmer are fairly interchangeable, however, paper trimmer is typically applied to lower-volume machines where paper cutter is applied to just about everything.

As previously mentioned, there are about a half dozen different types of paper cutters. All of these cutters have different uses and purposes, depending on the application. I will briefly explain all 6 different styles.

Rotary Paper CuttersRotary Paper Cutters – Rotary paper cutters use a round blade (some a simple razor blade) that sits in some sort of a cutting head. The cutting head sits on a rail and slides back and forth, cutting paper. Rotary paper cutters are known for their extreme precision and are very popular for cutting photos.

Guillotine Paper CuttersGuillotine Paper Cutters
– Guillotine paper cutters, sometimes called arm or lever cutters, are great multi-purpose machines. They typically consist of a cutting blade and a long blade arm that can be pulled down for cutting material. These cutters are generally very accurate and can be used to cut paper, card stock and more.

Stack Paper CuttersStack Paper Cutters
– Stack paper cutters are beasts, designed to cut hundreds of sheets of paper at a time. These cutters are commonly used at print shops for cutting down prints and other material. They are also popular for cutting down larger sheets of paper into custom-size paper. There are a variety of industrial and commercial applications for stack cutters. These typically come in manual, semi-auto and fully automatic variations.

Hydraulic Paper CuttersHydraulic Paper Cutters – Hydraulic paper cutters are probably the toughest and most robust paper cutters available. These cutters typically come in a stack paper cutter design and are generally used for high-volume cutting throughout the day. These are often used in factories, print shops, paper plants and in other businesses that handle thousands upon thousands of sheets of paper per day.

Corner Cutting MachinesCorner Cutters – Corner counters, often called corner rounders, are used for lopping of sharp corners from paper. These useful machines can often round the corners of a stack of paper in excess of 100 sheets at a time. A variety of different radius sizes are usually available.

Form Cutters & SlittersForm Cutters – Form cutters, sometimes called paper slitters, are designed to auto feed paper and slit it down to size. Many form cutters offer the option of scoring and perforating along with slitting. These types of machines are great for producing marketing material and can often make several cuts simultaneously.

Regardless of the paper cutter you end up using, ABC Office offers one of the largest selections available online. We carry paper cutters from popular brands like Carl, Dahle, Triumph, Kutrimmer, Foster, Rotatrim, Tamerica and many others. You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

Question: Can Lack Of Use Dull A Paper Cutter?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

MBM Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Paper CutterI recently had a customer ask if not using a paper cutter for a long period of time could potentially cause it to dull or corrode. I had never really put much thought into this prior to the customer asking the question, so I decided to do a little research. This is what I found out.

To begin with, most high-end paper cutting blades are made from hardened stainless steel. This steel, when left inactive for a while, will not dull with time. The only issue that may happen, depending on the quality of the blade, is it could potentially rust. Rust, if it occurs on the sharpened portion of the blade, could potentially cause a blade to dull.

If you only use your paper cutter one or two times a year (or less), there are some preventative things you can do to prolong the life of the blade and eliminate rust and other corrosion. This applies to rotary, guillotine or stack cutter blades.

What I recommend is to use knife oil and apply it to the paper cutter blade. This oil will not cause any problems with the blade unless you are dealing with an electric paper cutter, in which case you will simply need to make sure the oil doesn’t get on any electronics.

If knife oil is not available, or is too expensive, gun oil will do the trick as well. Both knife oil and gun oil help prevent corrosion and even include rust inhibiting properties.

Once you break the paper cutter back out for use, you may experience a little oil residue on material while cutting. What I recommend is cutting a few sheets of blank paper until the oil residue is gone.

These tips should help keep your inactive paper cutter up and running for years to come. If for any reason you need new blades for your cutter, feel free to call one of our experts at 1-800-658-8788. They should be able to find the right cutting blade for your paper cutter.

If your paper cutter is out of commission or you need a replacement, you can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

Replacement Cutting Blades for Dahle, Triumph, Kutrimmer, Neolt & More!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Replacement Paper Cutter BladesDid you know that you can breath new life into your paper cutter or trimmer by simply replacing the cutting blade? As blades begin to dull, paper cutters begin to cut fewer and fewer sheets. Cuts can begin to become crooked, jagged and ultimately begin to look awful. Luckily, we offer replacement cutting blades.

I have spoken with several customers that were literally on the verge of buying a new paper cutter, when all they needed was a new blade. I have also spoken with several people that have had stack paper cutters that had no idea that they could re-sharpen the blade. Both of these tips will save you a lot of money.

At ABC office we carry paper cutter blades for a variety of paper cutter brands. The easiest way to find a blade that will fit your machine is to find the exact make and model on our site. We try to place replacement blades on paper cutter product pages.

You can find our paper cutters sorted by manufacturer here:

We are also able to get replacement cutter blades for most discontinued models. If you see your brand listed here, but are unable to find your specific model, give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We can probably get you the replacement cutting blade you are looking for.

If for any reason your cutter is damaged or needs to be replaced, you can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

How To Find Replacement Cutting Blades

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Replacement Cutting Blades from ABC OfficeIf you own a paper cutter, you probably know that inevitably the blade will eventually become dull. While some paper cutters, such as stack and guillotine trimmers, have blades that can be re-sharpened, most cutters’ blades need to be replaced. Finding a replacement cutting blade can be a huge frustration. At ABC Office we offer a wide variety of replacement cutting blades, knives and more.

At ABC Office, one of the easiest ways to find replacement cutting blades is to find the actual paper cutter you own. Once you have found the cutter, the blades are typically listed about halfway down the product page under the “Options and Accessories.” We carry replacement blades for the following brands:

We separate our paper cutters into a few different categories. This includes rotary paper cutters, guillotine paper trimmers and stack paper cutters. We also carry replacement perforator blades, scoring wheels and slitting wheels for a variety of different forms cutters. You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

If you don’t see your paper cutter brand listed, it is possible we may still be able to get you a replacement blade. We are also able to get blades for discontinued paper cutters as well. If you are having trouble finding your specific model of cutter, feel free to call our paper cutter specialists at 1-800-658-8788.

Extend The Life Of Your Paper Cutter – 5 Easy Steps

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Paper Cutters from ABC OfficePaper cutters are useful tools. Depending on the model, they can be used to precisely trim photographs or cut entire reams of paper. Regardless of the paper cutter you’re using, they all share the fact that the blade will eventually become dull. So what can you do to extend the life of your paper cutter? Here are a few tips.

5 Easy Steps To Improve The Life Of Your Paper Cutter

  • Staples & Paper Clips – When cutting large volumes of paper, sometimes it is easy to forget those rogue staples and paper clips. Be sure to check the paper you are cutting for these items. Nothing does more damage to a paper cutter blade than cutting into a staple or paper clip.
  • Card Stock – Thicker paper can cause your paper cutting blade to dull more quickly. If you are cutting card stock, scale back the amount you are cutting.
  • Capacity – I personally like to scale back the amount of paper I am cutting by about 15% from the maximum amount allowed. This means less force needed by the operator and less force on the cutting blade.
  • Laminated Material – While most paper cutters can cut laminated paper, plastic will cause the blade to dull more quickly. Cutting laminated paper, however, is a necessity for many people. This will not damage a paper cutter, but will simply dull the blade a little faster versus cutting paper.
  • Water & Liquids – Be careful with drinks around paper cutters. A spilled drink on a paper cutter blade has the potential to cause the blade to rust.

So what can you do if your paper cutter’s blade is already dull? You have a few options, depending on the cutter. If you have a guillotine or a stack cutter, you may be able to get the blade re-sharpened. Contact our Service Department at 800-658-8788 about that.

In the event that you’re paper cutter is kaput and needs to be replaced, you can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

What Is A Self-Sharpening Blade? (As Found On Paper Cutters)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Paper Cutter Self Sharpening BladeI had a customer recently ask me what a self-sharpening blade was and how it worked. The idea is that a cutting blade (found on paper cutters) will sharpen itself every time it is used, thus extending the life of the blade. Here is how a self-sharpening blade works.

Self-sharpening blades are typically found in rotary paper cutters. The base of the paper cutter, on the cutting edge, has a strip of metal along the entire length of the cutter. As the cutting blade is used to cut paper, it also rubs against this metal strip, causing the blade to sharpen. The concept is very similar to a knife and grinding stone.

Does a self-sharpening blade really work? That is up for debate. I have had some people tell me they work like a charm and that they’re are able to get years of cutting use out of a blade, but I’ve also had other people tell me it is a marketing gimmick. I tend to believe there is a little of both involved.

I don’t believe a self-sharpening cutting blade will never dull, but I also believe the self-sharpening design helps remove nicks and chips from the cutting wheel, thus prolonging the life of the blade. I also believe  self-sharpening technology helps keep the blade sharper for a longer period of time versus not having it at all.

As previously mentioned, self-sharpening technology is found in many rotary paper trimmers. You can find our entire selection of rotary paper trimmers here.

by Category