We are here to help you choose the best cutting
tool to fit your application. There are however,
three simple questions you should ask yourself when
selecting a cutting product. The questions you
should be asking yourself are;
1. What type of material will I be cutting?
Paper, fabric, photographs, x-rays?.
2. How often will I be cutting this material? Daily,
3. What types of safety features do I need?
The answers to these three questions will help you
help us recommend the best Paper Trimmer or Cutting
Tool to fit your cutting
Use a circular blade mounted to a horizontal bar
which allows paper to be trimmed in both
directions. This enhances the speed at which you can
work if you plan to cut single sheets of material
and at multiple times. Rolling Trimmers, also known
as Rotary Trimmers, are also safe. They have a round
rolling blade, or cutter, that is hidden from
fingers and is relatively safe to use.
Cutters and Guillotines
Cutters and Guillotines use a lever style blade and
are typically able to trim larger amounts of paper
in a single cut. Keep in mind that these types of
trimmers are not as safe as Rolling Trimmers since
they do have a lever and require more force when
cutting multiple sheets of material at once. Many
models do offer safety features such as guards to
help prevent accidents.
You may want to
view the Dahle Cutter Selection Guide
Dahle produces some very high-quality products and
are recommended by the EngineerSupply Product Team.
If you're concerned with cost of the product you're
planning to buy, consider the useful
life expectancy. You should consider the price being
spread out over these years and not
be as concerned with price in our opinion. We always
think of the nice steak supper for
$50 that lasts only a few hours. That's a good way to
think about where your money is
Most are one year, and some are lifetime warranties,
but take the time to read the product descriptions
see if the product itself is warranted or if
anything like wearables are excluded or included.
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The EngineerSupply.com Product Team