Electric paper cutters (guillotines)

Pauly

Colour Guru
Anyone here use electric paper cutters / Guillotines?
To cut stacks of paper or stickers etc?

Looking at options for something up to 500mm wide.
Either get a cheap old second hand one. or possibly a chinese one from alibaba,
i need something to get by for now.
 
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DARRELL OAKS

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Look at the auctions going on, you can get one fairly cheap. Try boggsequipment.com or wirebids.com. They have cutters all the time.
 

Pauly

Colour Guru
Another possibility is a new or used hydraulic cutter. The school has two in the lab, they're beasts.
Which ones/brands?

I was looking at something called "500v9" there's many brands etc of this. but i cannot find anyone using one or talking about them.

Electric, hydraulic. either one. i think "electric paper cutters" are what they're called in the print world. i could be wrong.
 

rjssigns

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Which ones/brands?

I was looking at something called "500v9" there's many brands etc of this. but i cannot find anyone using one or talking about them.

Electric, hydraulic. either one. i think "electric paper cutters" are what they're called in the print world. i could be wrong.
When I'm on campus again I'll get the name. You'd think with all the time spent running them I'd know that..:rolleyes:
 

rjssigns

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thanks, that would be great!
Here ya go! Campus is on break so I didn't want to fire up anything. All touch screen and double prox switches to activate blade. Foot operated hold down to see where the blade will drop. Also shows shadow lines like some miter saws. Handy if you don't feel like punching in numbers. Gets plenty close.
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Pauly

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Here ya go! Campus is on break so I didn't want to fire up anything. All touch screen and double prox switches to activate blade. Foot operated hold down to see where the blade will drop. Also shows shadow lines like some miter saws. Handy if you don't feel like punching in numbers. Gets plenty close.
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Oh yes i was looking at something similar but chinese.

 

FireSprint.com

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We bought a really inexpensive one off of Amazon a while back. Just for testing a project. We had to mess with it a bit to get it accurate, but it worked fairly well. I think ours is 17" (430mm) wide.
 

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Pauly

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We bought a really inexpensive one off of Amazon a while back. Just for testing a project. We had to mess with it a bit to get it accurate, but it worked fairly well. I think ours is 17" (430mm) wide.
That's helpful!
Ive seen that one on alibaba. probably 1k + delivery.

It's either that, or there's a few second hand ones that are german, but manual backstop.
Im leaning towards the manual one as it's easily serviceable.
 

Randy Devost

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I ended up getting an IDEAL ideal 4850 with in budget.
That will be the perfect machine to get started. I can't remember if that one has the hand crank to tighten the back blade or not? But it will work. I did find with our old cutter that the hand crank was sometimes difficult to manage accurate cuts with tall stacks of glossy paper or sticker material. We've upgraded to a hydraulic cutter and its much better but this does come at a cost of course. Good luck!
 

Pauly

Colour Guru
That will be the perfect machine to get started. I can't remember if that one has the hand crank to tighten the back blade or not? But it will work. I did find with our old cutter that the hand crank was sometimes difficult to manage accurate cuts with tall stacks of glossy paper or sticker material. We've upgraded to a hydraulic cutter and its much better but this does come at a cost of course. Good luck!
this is the one with the electric clamp and blade. just a manual backplate. basically good enough for most jobs. For what i paid for it, it wouldn't pay for a new mechanical one..So im wrapped!
 

Joseph44708

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Being German, i think it'll be great!.
We gave it a quick service, oil and grease etc. very basic internals.
i've ran a few jobs on it, no issues. I'll probably get the spare blade sharpened and use it for a few years or so.
That cutter will last you another 20 years
 

DirtyBirdPress

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Challenge is the go to brand in the cut sheet side of things. Make sure to look up the model before you buy it though. They had a series or two that the hydraulics were bad and it costs more to replace than what the cutter is worth. I do not remember the exact series.
 
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