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Stack Paper Cutter Safety Tips & Advice

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Electric Stack Paper CuttersStack paper cutters (manual, electric & hydraulic) are powerful machines. They have the force to cut through hundreds of sheets of paper, with many capable of cutting through over 3″ of paper at a time. It should come as no surprise that these machines can cause serious bodily harm if safety precautions are bypassed or are not available. Here are some of the most common safety precautions to look for in your stack paper cutter.

All Stack Paper cutters

  • All stack paper cutters should have protective shielding that prevents manual access to blades during cutting.

Manual Stack Paper Cutters

  • Manual stack paper cutters should require protective shields to be secure and in place before allowing the handle to activate the blade. All manual cutters I am aware of (Triumph, Dahle, Intimus) have this feature.

Electric & Hydraulic Stack Paper Cutters

  • Electric and hydraulic stack cutters should require two hands to activate the cutter. This usually involves two separate buttons on opposite sides of the cutter. Both buttons must be pressed at the same time, requiring two hands, in order to activate the blade.
  • Most electric and hydraulic stack paper cutters also require a key to be inserted and activated prior to use.

Additional Tips

  • Always use great caution when handling and using a stack paper cutter. While most manufacturers try to do everything possible to make these cutters safe, it is still possible to hurt yourself.
  • When conducting blade changes, be sure to use the blade removal tool (usually included with the cutter) and be sure to follow the manual.

On a side note, several years ago I was cutting some paper down into notepads on a Triumph 6550-95 electric stack cutter. I used a jogging block to square up the paper prior to cutting. Thinking everything was ready to go, I activated the cutter. I did not realize that the jogging block was still in the cutter and the blade quickly became lodged into the wooden block.

I opened up the safety shield and started trying to manually dislodge the jogging block. I was unable to remove it and the blade would not retract. I grabbed our Service Technician and had him look at it.

He quickly scolded me for being careless and told me I shouldn’t manually be trying to remove the block as that was dangerous. He proceeded to remove the cover and removed the block. When the block was removed, the cutter continued cutting downward to finish the previous cutting process. Had my hands been in the way (should I have been able to remove the jogging block myself), I could have lost a hand.

It gives me the chills to think back on that. Anyway, the lesson of the story is that you should take great caution when handling these machines. They are pretty foolproof and very safe, but you should still be very careful.

Be sure the stack paper cutter you are purchasing has proper safety features built in. You don’t want to skimp on safety.

You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any stack paper cutter questions.

Triumph – Best of the Stack Paper Cutters

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Triumph Stack Paper CuttersStack paper cutters play an invaluable roll in the printing and copying business. They are used to cut down reams of paper (often called ream cutters) and are the workhorses of the paper cutting industry. The question is often asked, “Which is the best stack paper cutter?” I answer quickly answer with a resounding “Triumph stack paper cutters.” Here’s why.

To begin with, Triumph (by IDEAL Krug & Priester) has been around for years. Distributed by MBM in the United States, the Triumph line includes a variety of manual, semi-automatic, digital and hydraulic stack cutters. These cutters use a guillotine style blade to cut paper. These cutters are German engineered and German made.

Customers often tell me that they would prefer to go with the “cheaper” model due to budget restraints. I tell them that if they only plan on using the cutter occasionally and don’t plan on having it around for years, that may be the way to go.

If you plan on using your stack cutter every day, all day, and need to have it around for years, you need to go with a Triumph paper cutter. It will easily make up its cost versus other cutters over the long haul.

Triumph Stack Cutter Benefits:

  1. German Engineering
  2. German Build Quality
  3. All-Metal Construction
  4. Extreme Safety
  5. Solingen Steel Blade
  6. Resharpenable Blade
  7. Little Manual Effort

One small detail many people don’t think of when purchasing a stack cutter is whether or not the blade can be sharpened. You may be surprised to know that many stack cutter manufacturers build their machines with disposable blades. This is not the case with Triumph. Triumph blades can be resharpened and reused, saving money over time.

I have used several Triumph stack cutters during my time here at ABC Office. Simply put, Triumph paper cutters are in a league of their own.

You can find our entire selection of Triumph stack paper cutters here. You can find our entire selection of paper cutters here.

MBM Triumph 4215 Electric Stack Paper Cutter Review

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

MBM Triumph 4215 Electric Stack Paper CutterDo you need a reliable stack paper cutter that can cut down print jobs, card stock and other paper-based material? One machine you should seriously consider is the MBM Triumph 4215 electric stack paper cutter by Ideal (found here). I have had an opportunity to use this cutter and this is my review.

In case you aren’t familiar with the Triumph line of cutters from MBM, most people consider them to be the most reliable and dependable stack paper cutters around. MBM, the parent company, makes paper cutters (Triumph, Kutrimmer), Destroyit shredders and other fishing equipment. This equipment is German engineered and German Made.

The Triumph 4215 stack cutter is the big brother to the manual Triumph 4205. The biggest difference is that the Triumph 4215 has an electric blade that does all the cutting and a digital display rather than an analog ruler for measurements. The clamping mechanism is still manual, but takes just seconds to apply. It is considered to be a semi-automatic paper cutter.

Triumph 4215 Stack Paper Cutter Digital DisplayThe 4215 is extremely easy to use. You can adjust the backstop in just seconds. Simply wind the guide handle, located on the front of the machine, either clockwise or counter clockwise. A digital display located on the front of the machine will let you know exactly what the measurements are in inches or centimeters.

Once measurements have been set, simply put your paper in the cutter, pull down the protective plexiglass cover and push the buttons to bring down the blade. A couple of buttons are required to be pressed simultaneously. This is done for safety, ensuring no hands are in or near the blade during the cutting process. The cutter won’t operate while the protective guard is up.

The Triumph 4215 can cut paper up to 16-inches wide and can cut as stack as thick as 1 ½-inches. This can be paper, card stock and other material. For the size of the machine, this is very impressive. It can be used on a durable work bench or solid table, but is available with an optional stand as well. The cutter’s shipping weight is 191 pounds.

One really nice feature I have found with the Triumph 4215 is that the Solingen steel blade seems to stay sharp for an extra long time. When the blade becomes dull, it can be removed and be re-sharpened. Many stack cutter manufacturers use blades that dull quickly and cannot be re-sharpened. This is definitely something you should take into consideration when buying your machine.

Overall I really like this machine. I have enjoyed every Triumph cutter I have used. They are some of the most solid cutters I have ever used and the build quality is unsurpassed.

You can find the MBM Triumph 4215 electric stack cutter here. You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here.

MBM Triumph 4705 Stack Paper Cutter Review

Monday, June 28th, 2010

MBM Triumph 4705 Stack Paper CutterIf you need to use a manual stack cutter for cutting reams of paper, the MBM Triumph 4705 (found here) may be just what you need. This robust cutter is very popular with our customers. Is it the right cutter for you? Here is my review.

The ability to cut large stacks or reams of paper is a huge benefit if you are a printing press, copy shop or a business that cuts down fliers, card stock or promotional material. Many of our customers will use stack cutters to also cut down business cards. Stack cutters will save you hours of time versus using a traditional paper trimmer.

The MBM Triumph 4705 is at the top of the manual stack cutter list in cutting volume and page size. It has a cutting width of 18 ¾-inches and can cut a stack of paper up to 2 ¾-inches thick

The blades on the Triumph 4705 are made from some of the highest quality metal I have seen in a manual stack paper cutter. They are made from soligen steel. These blades, as they become dull, can be re-sharpened. The ability to sharpen blades will save you a nice chunk of change later down the road.

I have actually used this cutter and the manual lever is effortless to use. It is designed in a way that is long and is leveraged in way that requires little force. I have used this to cut a ream of paper using only one finger. Manual labor shouldn’t be a concern with this cutter.

The backstop on the Triumph 4705 is very easy to use. It is a hand-crank style lever and is turned clockwise to increase cutting depth and counterclockwise to decrease cutting depth. The backstop has an arrow pointing to a ruler, which is extremely accurate and makes it easy to determine where the blade will cut.

One of Triumph’s biggest plusses is safety. Stack paper cutters exert a lot of force and cutting power. Luckily Triumph takes some serious safety measures. They utilize a safety cutting system (SCS), which utilizes a transparent safety guard on the front of the table that locks in place while cutting. Blade changing is even designed to be safer.

Another nice thing about the Triumph 4705 is the clamping mechanism. The 4705 utilizes a lock-down clamp. Many people say it looks like a submarine hatch lever. This style of clamp keeps the paper solidly in place.

The only downside to the Triumph 4705 stack cutter is that it doesn’t have an electric or hydraulic motor. The manual lever, however, is very user friendly and will save you some money. You can find the MBM Triumph 4705 stack cutter here. You can find our entire selection of stack and ream paper cutters here.

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