Posted by: Office Zone on July 15th, 2013
When you need a tool for slicing and dicing photos, paper and card stock, a solid paper cutter is a must-have tool. You don’t want something that will cut crooked, dull quickly or cause you a massive headache. You probably don’t want something that is just a step above a pair of scissors. One solid paper cutter, considering what you get for the money, is the Kutrimmer 1135 guillotine cutter from MBM (found here). I have personally used this very cutter on many occasions and would like to share my thoughts about it with you.
MBM stands for Michael Business Machines. This company, based out of South Carolina, is a national dealer for a wide range of high-end German machinery from IDEAL Krug & Priester. This includes Destroyit paper shredders, Triumph stack cutters and Kutrimmer. These products are known for their precision engineering and high build quality.
The Kutrimmer 1135 is a guillotine paper cutter. This means that it features an arm blade that rubs against a base blade in a scissor-like fashion. These types of paper cutters used to be found in schools everywhere and featured a wood base. The downside to these older guillotines is that they didn’t have a clamping mechanism and when the blade became dull, it would pull the paper while cutting it, resulting in a very crooked cut. Luckily modern guillotines implement a wide range of technology that makes them far superior to the older guillotines.
To begin with, the Kutrimmer 1135 is made of metal. Everything from the base to the arm is made of metal. The only plastic components are the guide, safety shield and hand grip. A built-in clamping mechanism forces the paper to stay in place during the entire cutting process. The result of these improvements means a very straight and very accurate cut. The metal used in the blade is made of German Solingen steel, which is arguably some of the best in the world.
Something else you find in this cutter that you definitely didn’t find in the guillotines of a decade ago is an optical cutting line. This laser line shines right across the paper. While the included sliding guide is ultimately all you need to align the paper, the laser makes it easy to make fast and accurate visual adjustments. Wherever the light shines, the blade will cut. It’s that easy.
Assuming you are cutting standard 20# bond paper, this cutter will handle up to about 25 sheets at a time. It can also be used to cut photos, card stock, laminated material, clear covers and more. Just be aware that the cutting capacity will change depending on how thick the material is that you are cutting.
Slicing through paper using this cutter is actually pretty easy. Every time I have used it the blade cut through the paper without any issues. This is due in part to the double pivot bearings and aluminum blade mounting bracket. It’s just very easy to move, handle and manipulate. It weights about 13 pounds shipped and I can pick it up and move it around very easily. Rubber feet on the bottom of the cutter help keep it in place.
I recommend using this at home, in the office, at church or in a school. It really is a nice general-purpose cutter. It can cut a little of everything and very accurately.
If you still have questions about this cutter, give us a call at 1-800-543-5454. You can find all of our guillotine paper cutters here.
Posted by: Office Zone on October 24th, 2012
When it comes to guillotine paper trimmers, few have the quality or reputation that Kutrimmer has (found here). Kutrimmer, made by MBM, has been around for years. These cutters are known for their razor-sharp Solingen steel blades and their precision German engineering. The only manufacturer to come close over the years has been Dahle, also a German engineered cutter. So is a Kutrimmer the ideal cutter for you?
Guillotine paper trimmers simply aren’t what they used to be 30 years ago. Those large wood base cutters had no real safety measures in place and they could potentially be dangerous. Kutrimmer has taken the design of the old wood-base trimmers and has taken it to the 21st century. Modern guillotines now feature metal bases, non-skid rubber feet, smooth pivoting handles and safety shields that keep fingers away from sharp parts. Modern guillotines also include clamps, which helps keep cuts straight and true.
As mentioned earlier, Kutrimmer paper cutters are made in Germany and are German engineered. In the world of precision machined office equipment, this is a very good thing. The quality on these cutters is as good as it can get. At Office Zone, we carry eight different Kutrimmer cutters with most of them (as of this article) available with free freight.
Here is a list of the eight models we currently offer:
- MBM Kutrimmer 1134 (found here) – This cutter has an amazing 25 sheet capacity and is the least expensive Kutrimmer we offer. It is excellent for tabletop use and includes a side guide, a Solingen steel blade, a cutting line indicator and an adjustable back guide. This is great for use in schools, churches and businesses.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1135 (found here) – This is an upgraded version of the 1134 that includes an easy-lift release clamping lever. It can be used to cut paper, features a solid metal base and creates extremely precise cuts every time.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1046 (found here) – This cutter has a nice 18″ cutting length, making it ideal for cutting standard paper sizes as well as larger art prints and other material. The Solingen steel blade is extra sharp and easily maintains its edge for a long time. It can be used to cut up to 30 sheets of paper at a time.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1038 (found here) The Kutrimmer 1038 features extended front guides, an extra tough hand lamp and can be used to cut through up to 50 sheets of paper at a time! (based on 20# bond paper). This trimmer has a 14.75″ cutting length and is excellent for use with standard sizes of paper or smaller. It is also excellent for trimming down photos.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1058 (found here) The Kutrimmer 1058 is one of the few 23″ long cutters that has a 40 sheet cutting capacity. This cutter features a metal base, a safety guard on the cutting blade and a heavy-duty clamp. This is a great trimmer for framers, artists, schools and more. It is easy to use and the blade makes straight cuts simple.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1071 (found here) – The Kutrimmer 1071 is a heavy-duty cutter with a massive 28.5″ cutting length. It can be used to cut up to 40 sheets of paper at a time and is one of the largest guillotines we offer for tabletop use. The guide, combined with a Solingen steel blade, can be used to cut paper as thin as one millimeter.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1080 (found here) – This cutter is a floor unit that is designed for print shops, copy centers and other locations where a variety of paper sizes need to be cut on a regular basis. This heavy-duty cutter has a large 31.25″ cutting length and it can be used for cutting up to 40 sheets of paper at a time and has a hairline trimming capability. It includes a sturdy metal stand.
- MBM Kutrimmer 1110 (found here) – This is the largest guillotine trimmer MBM has to offer. It has a very large 43.75″ cutting length that can cut up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. This impressive cutting length makes this cutter excellent for cutting down large prints, signs, banners, posters and much more. It includes a durable stand and is made with precision German engineering.
These types of paper cutters are commonly used to cut anything from paper and card stock to matt framing and more. You can find our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters and trimmers here. Please call us at 1-800-543-5454 for answers to your paper cutting questions.
Posted by: Office Zone on September 14th, 2011
School teachers, professors, print shop workers, or scrapbookers have to cut a lot of paper for art projects, assignments, books, marketing material and other print media. Most use some sort of table top guillotine style paper cutter that can make precise cuts, like the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter. This paper cutter can cut sheets into precise strips or angles so the projects won’t look like it was cut by a knight with his helmet on backwards.
The Kutrimmer 1046 paper cutter is a good choice for any school, church, print-shop, in-house design department, publishing company or any other business that trims and cuts large amounts of paper. The MBM Kutrimmer 1046 has several features that make it perform better and make it safer to use than old style table top paper cutters. The design of the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter makes the paper cutting action very easy and requires little force or effort.
Using the Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Cutter is pretty straight forward. The user begins by placing the single sheet or stack of paper to be sliced on the cutting board. This paper cutter is designed to cut sheets of all sizes and can handle thin novelty paper or heavier bond paper. The Kutrimmer 1046 is a medium-duty paper cutter than can accommodate cutting a stack of 30 sheets of paper. The user then adjusts the paper on the board to match the desired measurement that will be cut.
The precision, automatic clamp holds the paper firmly in place will cutting, to prevent it from moving and ruining the paper while cutting. For convenience, the scale bar used for measuring the length of the cut shows both inches and centimeters. Once the paper is positioned and secured, the user pulls down on the cutting arm of the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter and slices through the paper, making strips or smaller sheets.
The safety features on the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter eliminate most of the risk of injury that your old grade school teacher used to warn you about. The blade is shielded by a plastic safety guard. This keeps it out of the way of fingers while cutting. The safety shield also doubles as a cutting line indicator, ensure the cut will be in the right spot.
The Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter is a product of the MBM Corporation. According to their website, MBM has been producing state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries for over 75 years. MBM is the leading manufacturer of small format paper cutters in the world and have one of the best warranty packages in the business.
There is a lot to like about the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter that makes it a good purchase option. The safety features can’t be beat, and the ability it has to cut such narrow, precise strips of paper make it ideal for craft shops, schools, and print shops. Its all-metal construction, and cutting blade that can be re-sharpened make it a durable choice that will provide years of use.
You can purchase the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.
Posted by: Office Zone on September 7th, 2011
Professionals that have to cut a lot of paper, such as teachers, professors, print shop workers, or scrap bookers, know how important it is to have a table top paper cutter that can make precise cuts. Paper that is cut into wrong angles can cause books, documents and other projects to look like it was cut by a cross eyed ninja with a broken sword. That’s why the Kutrimmer 1058 paper cutter is a good choice for any school, church, print-shop, in-house design department, publishing company or any other business that requires slicing paper.
The Kutrimmer 1058 is a table top paper cutter that makes old style table top paper cutters look like a butter knife. The cutting board and arm-blade have several innovative features that make it more practical and efficient for making precise cuts on single sheets of paper or thicker stacks. The design of the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter makes the paper cutting action very easy and requires little force or effort.
To operate the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter, the user begins by placing the single sheet or stack of paper to be sliced on the cutting board. This paper cutter is designed to cut sheets of all sizes and can handle thin novelty paper or heavier bond paper. The Kutrimmer 1058 is a medium-duty paper cutter than can accommodate cutting a stack of 40 sheets of paper. The user then adjusts the paper on the board to match the desired measurement that will be cut. The hand clamp keeps the paper from moving while it is being cut, this helps insure precise cuts. For convenience, the scale bar used for measuring the length of the cut shows both inches and centimeters. Once the paper is positioned and secured, the user pulls down on the cutting arm of the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter and slices through the paper, making strips or smaller sheets.
The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter has several features that make puts it on the cutting edge of desk top paper cutter machines. The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter has several safety features to prevent injury, the most prominent of which is the plastic sheath that keeps the blade covered during cutting. It also has precision side guides to ensure each cut is the proper dimensions. The front gauge is adjustable using a calibrated rotary knob with fine adjustment scale, enabling it to cut extremely narrow strips of paper. In fact, the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter is able to cut strips as narrow as 1 millimeter.
The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter is a product of the MBM Corporation. According to their website, MBM has been producing state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries for over 75 years. MBM is the leading manufacturer of small format paper cutters in the world and have one of the best warranty packages in the business.
There is a lot to like about the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter that makes it a good purchase option. The safety features can’t be beat, and the ability it has to cut such narrow, precise strips of paper make it ideal for craft shops, schools, and print shops. Its all-metal construction, and cutting blade that can be re-sharpened make it a durable choice that will provide years of use.
You can purchase the Kutrimmer 1058 table top paper cutter at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of guillotine paper trimmers here.
Posted by: Morgan on April 26th, 2011
A rotary style paper cutter comes highly recommended for low-volume paper cutting. Rotary cutters deliver the best option for precision and accuracy when trimming a few sheets of paper at a time.
There are several stack paper cutter models available for high-volume paper cutting. These cutters use a laser light that helps you line up your stack of paper and determine exactly where the blade will slice. This makes it possible to cut 500 or more sheets of paper at a time within an amazing 1/64 of an inch!
Manufacturers of arm style paper cutters have improved the accuracy of their machines over the years. Kutrimmer and Dahle brand paper cutters are known in the industry for their precision and quality cutting capabilities. Be sure to ask one of our customer service representatives for the paper cutter model that will best fit for your specific needs.
Posted by: Morgan on March 22nd, 2011
I have a small letterpress invitation company and am looking for a higher sheet capacity, but still very precise paper cutter. The Model 1038 Kutrimmer seems as though it might suit my needs. I am currently cutting paper individually with a tabletop Carl rotary cutter. The Carl is nice in that it is precise, but cutting paper one by one is really labor intensive.
The 1038 seems suitable as I liked that it mentioned that it has the ability to trim off very narrow edges. What sort of customer feedback have you received on the 1038 or have you used it yourself? Does it have the ability to clamp and precisely cut small items, like business cards without fanning?
Also, what is the longevity of the cutting blades? Most of my letterpress work is printed on very thick 100% cotton paper, which dulls standard Carl rotary blades REALLY quickly. The sheet capacity called out is 50 sheets. I assume this is for typical text weight paper. Any idea what the sheet capacity would be for 100lb Crane Lettra cover stock or 140lb French Paper Muscletone card stock?
Any further information and guidance you can provide on the 1038 would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and Kind Regards,
We have used several arm paper cutters of the years, and the MBM Kutrimmer 1038 Arm Paper Cutter ranks near the top. Our customers also give the Kutrimmer 1038 high marks. Its independent hand clamp prevents annoying paper slippage or bunching when cutting. The 1038 has a German-engineered Solingen steel blade that stays sharp longer than most competing models. This highly durable blade may also be re-sharpened, thus giving you several years of use. Several competing paper cutters and trimmers available today merely offer disposable blades. A front guide on the machine lets you cut paper strips as thin as one millimeter.
You can easily cut through 50 sheets of copy paper at once with the Kutrimmer 1038. When cutting heavier paper stock with the 1038, the cutting capacity may be reduced by up to 50%. The 1038 features an easy-to-use handle that almost effortlessly brings the cutting arm down on the stack of paper. It also comes standard with a safety guard that prevents injury.
Posted by: Morgan on February 17th, 2011
I am looking to buy a paper cutter 24” with guards for fingers. (OSHA approved a plus) what would be your recommendations?
I was looking at this model:
Dahle Model 124 Guillotine Paper Cutter & Trimmer
Will this be a good option?
The Dahle 124 Paper Trimmer is definitely a good machine. In the right hands, it performs accurate and relatively safe cuts. However, if safety is a big concern we highly recommend the MBM Kutrimmer 1071 Heavy-Duty Arm Trimmer by Ideal.
The model paper cutter 1071 has a hard-to-miss safety cover that keeps the blade covered and protected at all times. This ensures personal injury to the user is a non-issue. We like the MBM Kutrimmer 1071 because you can cut up to 40 sheets of paper (up to 28 ½-inches long) at a time. And, it has a convenient built-in hand clamp that keeps constant pressure on the stack of paper, ensuring a straight line with every cut.
Posted by: admin on December 31st, 2008
Scrapbooking is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Scrapbooking involves a wide assortment of materials, supplies and equipment. This involves various types of paper, scissors, paper cutters and laminators. If you have recently tried looking for scrapbooking equipment online, you have probably noticed that there is no shortage of choices.
The difficult thing, when starting up this hobby, is finding the right equipment that will last for hundreds, if not thousands, of scrapbook pages to come. It may seem overwhelming, but do not be discouraged. This article will give you a few tips on choosing the right paper cutter for your future scrapbooking projects.
Although there are now many scrapbooking software programs available today, many scrappers still prefer old-fashioned cutting and piecing things together. They enjoy the texture, the socializing with friends and the overall finished product. Many feel printing a scrapbook page out on a printer simply takes away from the true spirit of scrapbooking.
As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of pieces that go into creating the ideal scrapbook page. One of the most important pieces is the paper cutter. This is because a paper cutter is required to cut pictures down to size and make other modifications to the paper and decorations.
There are many paper cutters to choose from. The two most popular scrapbooking paper cutters are arm paper cutters and rotary paper cutters and trimmers. Both types of paper trimmers are compact and easy to use.
Arm paper cutters use a pivoting arm with a blade on it. This arm is brought up and then back down to create the cut. Arm paper cutters have been around for some time, and although many safety modifications have been added, the overall design has not changed for years. These paper cutters aren’t as popular with scrappers. This is because many inexpensive models tend to make crooked cuts. This isn’t to say that all arm paper cutters are like this. Some paper cutters, from brands such as Kutrimmer, are very solid and durable.
Rotary paper cutters are now the cutter of choice for scrapbookers. Rotary cutters use a round wheel to slice through paper. This wheel is similar in appearance to a pizza cutter. The wheel sits in a housing that slides along a rail. These types of paper cutters are especially popular with scrappers due to their precision and ability to cut photographs. Many rotary cutters have interchangeable blades for creating a variety of cutting patterns. Carl rotary cutters, specifically the RT-200, is popular for this reason. Rotatrim is another popular brand due to is solid construction.
Last, but not least, are the corner rounders. Corner rounders are popular for rounding the corners on pictures and paper. Most agree that rounding the corners, also a minor change, affects the overall appearance of the photograph. Corner rounders are often available with a variety of different cutting diameter dies. This usually varies anywhere from a 1/8-inch corner to a ½-inch corner.
Paper cutters continue to grow in popularity with scrappers and this popular hobby doesn’t appear to be running out of steam anytime soon. Contact Office Zone for more information on paper cutters.