In review: The Olympia G 3310 Lever Cutting Machine

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Olympia G3310 review

We have tested the popular Olympia G 3310 lever cutter. In our test you will learn everything about the technical details and for whom this paper cutter is particularly suitable. We also list both the strengths and weaknesses of the device and offer some tricks to get around the supposed biggest weakness of the Olympia cutter.

The Olympia G 3310 lever cutter – The most important test results at a glance

  • Cutting length: DIN A4 / 330mm
  • Cutting height: 1mm / 10 sheets (80 g/m²)
  • For whom is the paper cutting machine recommended? The Olympia G 3310 lever cutter is designed for the “small office”. Numerous format and angle specifications help when cutting paper, photos or laminates.
  • What we like: The price-performance ratio. Despite the rather low price, the Olympia lever cutter offers quite a bit of equipment.
  • What we don’t like: The paper has to be fixed properly so that the blade drives cleanly through the paper.
  • Interesting alternatives: For professionals, the Dahle 561 lever cutter and, as an equally cost-effective alternative, the Dahle 502 lever cutter.
    For hobbyists, the Dahle 505 or the Fiskars Surecut. For those looking for a flexible machine the Zoomyo.

The Olympia lever cutter is a practical helper for the small office because of its features (check offers at Amazon*). If you need a straight cut every now and then, you should take a closer look at this lever cutter.

The design of the Olympia G 3310 lever cutter

The main components of the paper cutting machine:

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Components of the Olympia G3310 lever cutter
  1. Extendable lever handle
  2. Format specifications
  3. Ruler in centimeters
  4. Angle specifications
  5. Backgauge
  6. Carrying handle
  7. Pressure rail incl. Cut and finger guard

Manufacturer information

The dimension of the Olympia Lever Cutting Machine in review
The dimensions of the Olympia G3310 lever cutting machine

(Cutting)-lengths

The cutting length of the Olympia lever cutter is 330 mm
(F). This allows cuts up to DIN A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) lengthwise and DIN A3 crosswise. However, the ruler is present in the longitudinal direction only between 4 and 30 centimeters (A). It is the same with the width. Here the table width is about 23 centimeters (C). Though a ruler is present between 3 and 22.7 centimeters. The width of the checkered format grid is 17.7 cm wide (D). The distance between the ruler and the cutting edge is 4.7 centimeters (E).

Cutting(-height)

The lever cutter has a maximum cutting capacity of 10 sheets (80g/sqm). In our test, we were able to successfully cut these 10 sheets, but we had to keep one small thing in mind. With a cutting height of 1.0 mm, the Olympia G 3310 is suitable for cutting not only paper but also photos, thin cardboard or laminated materials.

We did not find any deviations from the manufacturer’s specifications during our test.

Handling the Olympia G 3310:

How easy and good is the Olympia paper cutter to work with?

Olympia G 3310 Hebelschneider für Papier, Finger-Schneidschutz, Schwarz
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Olympia G 3310 Hebelschneider für Papier, Finger-Schneidschutz, Schwarz*
  • Hohe Sicherheit: Finger-Schneidschutz über den gesamten Arbeitsweg, Gummifüße für sichere Benutzung, Dauerhaft scharfe Schneiden
  • Besonders Vielseitg: Zuschneiden von Papier, Karten, Fotos und laminierten Dokumenten möglich, Ideal für Büro, Homeoffice und Schule
  • Hochwertiges Material: Messer und Klinge aus rostfreiem Stahl, Solide Ausführung der Papierauflage mit Skalierungen

Positioning & Measuring

The Olympia G 3310 lever cutter is fundamentally easy to work with. The many format specifications help to determine the desired format. Only the Olympia’s sliding backgauge only fulfills its purpose to a limited extent. Since this is quite small, the paper shifts very easily when cutting. Setting the desired length was also not exactly easy for us.

Comparison back gauge paper cutting machine
The adjustable backgauge of the Olympia G 3310 lever cutter

Some owners complain that this lever cutter does not cut cleanly. We also had this problem when we did not press on the “press here” rail hard enough. Especially with higher stacks or at the end of a DIN A 4 cut, the cut was anything but clean. However, if care is taken to fix the paper well, our test results were good.

Olympia G 3310 pressure rail
The cut succeeds with enough pressure

Blade & Cutting

Cutting the material will succeed without any problems, if you pay attention to one little thing.

The joint of the lever cutter is implemented relatively simply, which is why you can feel the friction between the table and the lever a bit. After a while, however, you get used to it.

The blade of the lever cutter
The blade of the lever cutter

How much force is needed?

The force required is not high.

Is it easy to insert paper?

Loading paper is simple. The pressure rail is far enough away from the table.

Is the paper cutter stable on the base?

With its four rubber feet, the paper cutter stands stably on the table despite weighing just over 1.6 kilograms. Since the pressure bar is pressed manually during cutting, the unit does not shift during cutting.

Can the machine be easily modified?

The lever is quite easy to extend. The lever cutter does not have a modification option.

Does the paper cutting machine provide sufficent safety?

Contact rail with finger guard prevents the left hand from being crushed during cutting. The risk of injury is thus low despite the long blade.

How easy is cutting?

The paper cutter makes it easy to work with.

Precision Olympia G 3310 Lever Cutter

How accurately can you work with the paper cutter?

The different format specifications make cutting easier. It is only the backgauge that hardly helps when cutting.

Are the angles and millimeter markings correct?

All the specifications of our lever cutter are correct.

Can narrow strips also be cut?

We also succeeded in cutting narrow strips.

Format variety / equipment

What format specifications does the Olympia paper cutter have?

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The formats of the Olympia lever cutter

The paper cutter has the following format markings:

Angle indications (0, 15, 30, 45 each in both directions) and additional markings every five degrees

Ruler and measuring scales in centimeters

DIN A6 and A5 lengthwise and crosswise and A4 lengthwise


Business card and 10×15, 9×13 and 21×10,5 photo formats


Adjustable backgauge

The following equipment and format markings are missing:

  • Cutting heads with patterns
  • Carrier bag
  • Table fixtures
  • Wall suspension
  • Laser for cut interpretation

The Olympia G 3310 lever cutter is offered without accessories

Price/Performance:

The paper cutter offers a lot of features at a comparatively low price. The price/performance ratio is good in our opinion.

Conclusion Olympia:

Paper cutting machine test

This lever cutter is equipped for occasional use. The equipment is great for this price segment. The workmanship also corresponds to this price category. However, with the appropriate caution, this is also not a problem. Especially more professional blades clearly cost more.

Olympia G 3310 Hebelschneider für Papier, Finger-Schneidschutz, Schwarz
609 Bewertungen*
Olympia G 3310 Hebelschneider für Papier, Finger-Schneidschutz, Schwarz*
  • Hohe Sicherheit: Finger-Schneidschutz über den gesamten Arbeitsweg, Gummifüße für sichere Benutzung, Dauerhaft scharfe Schneiden
  • Besonders Vielseitg: Zuschneiden von Papier, Karten, Fotos und laminierten Dokumenten möglich, Ideal für Büro, Homeoffice und Schule
  • Hochwertiges Material: Messer und Klinge aus rostfreiem Stahl, Solide Ausführung der Papierauflage mit Skalierungen

For all tinkering beginners a clear recommendation from our side! 0 Amazon-Kunden vergeben im Durchschnitt 0 von 5 Sternen für diese Schneidemaschine. Check price here!*

Our test result:

  • Handhabung
  • Formatvielfalt/Ausstattung
  • Präzision
  • Hobby
  • Büro
  • Preisleistung

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