At the very least, it must have a flat edge against which the user may line up the paper at right-angles before passing it under the blade. A variant design uses a wheel-shaped blade mounted on a sliding shuttle attached to a rail. Commercial versions are motorized and automated, and include clamping mechanisms to prevent shifting of the material during the cutting process.
The other end of the knife unit is a handle. This type of paper cutter is known as a rotary paper cutter. On the right-hand edge is a long, curved Boston paper cutter blade, often referred to as a knife, attached to the base at one corner.
Advantages of this design include being able to make wavy cuts, perforations or to simply to score the paper without cutting, merely by substituting various types of circular blades.
Higher-end versions of rotary paper cutters are used for precision paper cutting and are popular for trimming photographs.
This makes it safer for home use. When the knife is pulled down to cut paper, the action resembles that of a pair of scissorsonly instead of two knives moving against each other, one is stationary.
The surface will usually have a grid either painted or inscribed on it, often in half-inch increments, and may have a ruler across the top. Safety[ edit ] Most paper cutters come equipped with a finger guard to prevent users from accidentally cutting themselves or severing a digit while using the apparatus.
Such machines operate in a manner similar to a guillotine. Industrial paper cutters[ edit ] In the modern paper industry, larger machines are used to cut large stacks of paper, cardboard, or similar material.
Paper cutters are also used for cutting thin sheet metal, cardboard, and plastic. History[ edit ] Paper cutters, similar to those of today, were patented in and by Guillaume Massiquot. However, injuries are still possible if the device is not used with proper care or attention. The combination of a blade mounted to a steady base produces clean and straight cuts, the likes of which would have otherwise required a ruler and razor blade to achieve on a single page.
Since the middle of the 19th century, considerable improvements have been made by Fomm and Krause of Germany, Furnival in England, and Oswego and Seybold in the United States.
The steel blade can be resharpened as needed. The stationary right edge of the base is also steel, with an exposed, finely-ground edge.A Boston paper cutter.
This is the kind with the heavy wood base, not the cheap plastic kind. It sits heavy and level on the table/desktop for clean, safe paper cutting. MyBinding carries a wide range of paper cutting equipment to help you cut your. I have an older Boston Paper trimmer approx 12X12 heavy plastic.
Need to find out where I can get a replacement blade and paper guide.
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$ $ 54 50 $ Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. A paper cutter (also known as a paper trimmer, also sometimes described as a "paper guillotine") is a tool often found in offices and classrooms, designed to cut a large set of paper sheets at once with a straight edge.
History. Paper cutters, similar to those of today, were patented in and by Guillaume Massiquot. Boston Rotary Trimmer Replacement Parts june 8. I am looling for the replacement part for boston paper cutter item # i need the gray wheel that we have a boston rotary trimmer.
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