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Six popular paper cutter models in comparison

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Dahle 533 Schneidemaschine (Bis DIN A4, 15 Blatt Schneidleistung) blau*
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Dahle 558 Papierschneider Modell 2020 (bis DIN A0, 7 Blatt Schneidleistung, 0,7 mm Schnitthöhe)...*
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Dahle 502 Papierschneider (Bis DIN A4, 8 Blatt Schneidleistung) blau*
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Dahle 561 Papierschneider mit Sicherheitsautomatik (Bis DIN A4, 35 Blatt Schneidleistung), 265 x 440...*
Dahle 533
Dahle 507
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Fiskars Personal Surecut
Dahle 502
Dahle 561
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(4)
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(3.5)
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max. Format DIN A
A4
A4
A0
A4
A4
A4
Schnittlänge
340 mm
320 mm
1300 mm
300 mm
320 mm
360 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
1,5 mm / 15 Blatt
0.8 / 8 Blatt
0,7 mm / 7 Blatt
0,5 mm / 5 Blatt
0,8 mm / 8 Blatt
3,5 mm / 35 Blatt
Favorit - Büro
Dahle 533 Schneidemaschine (Bis DIN A4, 15 Blatt Schneidleistung) blau*
Dahle 533
Bewertung
(4.4)
Unser Test / Vorstellung
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A4
Schnittlänge
340 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
1,5 mm / 15 Blatt
Preisleistung
Welcome to the Cutting Machine Portal 1
Dahle 507
Bewertung
(4)
Unser Test / Vorstellung
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A4
Schnittlänge
320 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
0.8 / 8 Blatt
Dahle 558 Papierschneider Modell 2020 (bis DIN A0, 7 Blatt Schneidleistung, 0,7 mm Schnitthöhe)...*
Dahle 558 Papierschneider Modell 2020
Unser Test / Vorstellung
in Arbeit
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A0
Schnittlänge
1300 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
0,7 mm / 7 Blatt
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Favorit - Hobby
Welcome to the Cutting Machine Portal 2
Fiskars Personal Surecut
Bewertung
(3.9)
Unser Test / Vorstellung
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A4
Schnittlänge
300 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
0,5 mm / 5 Blatt
Amazon Bestseller
Dahle 502 Papierschneider (Bis DIN A4, 8 Blatt Schneidleistung) blau*
Dahle 502
Bewertung
(3.5)
Unser Test / Vorstellung
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A4
Schnittlänge
320 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
0,8 mm / 8 Blatt
Profi
Dahle 561 Papierschneider mit Sicherheitsautomatik (Bis DIN A4, 35 Blatt Schneidleistung), 265 x 440...*
Dahle 561
Bewertung
(4.5)
Unser Test / Vorstellung
Preis*
Die wichtigsten Infos
max. Format DIN A
A4
Schnittlänge
360 mm
Schnitthöhe / Blatt (80g/qm)
3,5 mm / 35 Blatt

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What is a paper cutter?

A paper cutter is, as the name suggests, a cutting machine used to cut paper. This machine makes cutting paper easier and simpler. Single sheets or stacks can be trimmed. The more often paper is cut, the more sensible it is to purchase a semi-automatic or fully automatic cutter.

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In addition to simple straight cuts, a paper cutting machine can also be used to cut various patterns. A paper cutter is usually not only suitable for paper. Photos, foils, cardboard and laminated materials can also be cut with a paper cutter.
There are different types of paper cutting machines for different purposes. You will find detailed information on these here.

Overview of the most important types of paper cutting machines

Paper cutting machines differ in regard to technology and area of application. That is why we will briefly introduce you to the different types of paper cutting machines.

Rotary cutting machine

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Rotary trimmers cut the paper by rolling a circular blade over the paper. With rotary trimmers, individual sheets or photos can be cut very easily. In addition, many rotary trimmers have interchangeable blades with which patterns (e.g. zig-zag or deckle cut) can be cut.
That’s why rotary cutters are used for tinkering with and editing photos.

  • Precise cuts even with long lengths
  • Ideal for handicrafts
  • Self-sharpening blades
  • Relatively small cutting heights
  • For what?
  • For crafts and photo work, so the hobby, small office or graphic studio.

Products & more helpful info about rotary cutters!

Tip: Under the Hobby tag, we have grouped all paper cutters and home improvement topics.

Slitting trimmers

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With cutters, a normal blade, also called a mandrel, is drawn across the paper rather than a rotary blade. The design and range of application are similar to those of rotary trimmers. Slitting trimmers are often cheaper than comparable rotary trimmers.
However, the so-called mandrel tends to have to be changed and repurchased more frequently.

  • Precise cuts even with long lengths
  • Ideal for handicrafts
  • No self-sharpening blades
  • Relatively small cutting heights

Products & more helpful info about guillotine cutters!

For what?
For handicrafts and photo work, especially for home users, but also occasionally in the office

Tip: Under the hobby tag we have grouped all paper cutters and home improvement topics together

Lever cutting machine

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The format details offer everything between business card size and Din A4.

A lever cutter cuts the paper by driving a long blade through the paper. This is similar to the concept of a guillotine. Lever cutters are particularly good for making long straight cuts.
In addition, thicker materials can also be cut. Lever cutters are often found in offices or teachers’ rooms.

  • Large cutting heights
  • Ideal for office work
  • Little force required
  • Not for fine detail and pattern cutting
  • Expensive with increasing cut length


Products & more helpful info about lever cutters!

For what?
In the office, teachers’ room, but also at home, the lever cutter is a popular addition.

Tip: We have grouped together all paper cutters for office and professional work under the tags professional and office.

Rotary trimmer

Rotary trimmer
A rotary timmer**

The principle of rotary trimmers is the same as that of rotary cutters.
However, rotary trimmers are not pulled along a rail over the paper, but are held in the hand by a handle and pulled over the paper like a paperhanger’s knife. Perfect for handicrafts or cutting fabric to size.

  • Versatile for handicrafts
  • Intuitive usage
  • Low cutting height
  • straight cuts only with a ruler


Products & more helpful info on rotary trimmers!

Stack cutting machine

Stack cutting machines are designed to cut thick stacks of paper. This paper cutting machine is designed for professional use. Depending on the stack cutter, stacks of 400 sheets are no problem. These stacks cannot be cut with a normal rotary cutter or lever cutter.

  • Very large cutting height
  • Precise cutting
  • Not suitable for handicrafts
  • Long cut lengths are expensive


Products & more helpful info on stack cutters!

Studio cutting machine

Studio cutting machines are designed for the graphic arts sector.
In principle, it is a lever cutter, which sports a particularly long blade. With a studio cutting machine, very long and large formats can be cut. Ideal for very large photo formats and billboards.

  • Precise cuts even with long lengths
  • Very large cutting length
  • Relatively expensive
  • rather for special applications


Products & more helpful info on studio cutting machines!

Which paper cutter is the best? What should you look for when buying?

There are many different paper cutters, good and less good. However, it is difficult to say which is “the best”. This depends entirely on what you want to do with the paper cutter. First of all, you should think about what you need the machine for. The right paper cutter should not only be of good quality, but also suitable for the purpose.
So that you know what to look out for when buying, we explain the most important features and equipment characteristics of paper cutting machines below.

You should pay attention to the following when purchasing a paper cutter or paper cutting machine:

Application – What do you want to do with the paper cutter?

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Depending on the type of application, you should choose a lever cutter or a rotary cutter. For which application the respective cutter is better suited, you can find out here!

Lever or roller cutter? What are the differences?

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Would you like to do handicrafts or cut photos with the paper cutter? Then a rotary trimmer is probably the better choice. Do you want to make long straight cuts while cutting whole stacks of paper? Then in turn, a lever cutter is the right one for you.
We have summarised the advantages and disadvantages of lever and rotary cutters in a detailed article.
Roller and lever cutters are similar, but the construction is quite different.

Rotary cutters – handicrafts, photo cutting and patterns

Rotary cutters have a rotary blade that is moved over the paper. Lever cutters have a long blade with which the paper is cut in a similar way to a hatchet. This difference means that individual sheets or photos can be cut very precisely with a rotary trimmer.
In addition, different patterns can also be cut. So rotary trimmers tend to be better for crafting or cutting individual sheets. You can find more information on our info page about rotary trimmers.

Popular machines for crafting or photo-cutting in A4 format are the Dahle 507, the Zoomyo or theFiskars Surecut. For cutting lengths up to A3 we recommend the Dahle 508 and the Dahle 552.

Lever cutters – long cuts, high paper stacks

In comparison, lever cutters are perfect for long and straight cuts. Due to their design, even thicker stacks can be cut in just one operation. Therefore, lever cutters are more suitable for those who want to cut stacks of paper to a specific size. Decorative cuts are not possible with lever cutters. You can find more information on our info page about lever cutters.

Popular cheap lever cutters are Dahle 502, Zoomyo and Genie GH40. In the mid-price segment, our bestsellers include the Ideal 1133 and Dahle 533. The Dahle 561 is very popular with professionals.

The paper trimmer’s height of cut

The height of cut is an important criteria when choosing your paper cutter. This determines the maximum height of the material that can be cut at one time. The maximum cutting height of a paper cutter can vary greatly.

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The cutting height data

Manufacturers specify the maximum cutting height in two ways. Either the maximum number of sheets or the maximum cutting height in millimetres is given. If the maximum number of paper sheets is specified, then you should pay attention to the paper thickness for which this specification is made. In our product comparisons we have considered 70g/sqm and 80g/sqm. We also investigated the influence of the cutting height on the purchase price.

The cutting length – the maximum format

The maximum format is determined by the cut length. An A3 paper cutter has a longer cutting length than an A4 paper cutter. An A0 paper cutter is considerably larger (and more expensive) than smaller models.

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The cutting length of a rotary cutter depends on the length of the cutting rail. With a lever cutter, on the other hand, it depends on the length of the blade. The longer these are, the larger the maximum possible format and the cutting length of the paper cutter.

Take a breather before the 2nd part of our guide!
This was the first part of our paper cutter buying guide.
Click here for part 2! Information from real users

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