In today’s world, everything has been so commercialized in that we have tools and gadgets for doing even the simplest things. The good thing about this is that it does make things go a lot faster than they would have if we only used our hands. Perhaps this is the kind of convenience we need especially in a fast-paced world. Take for example a paper trimmer. Who would have thought that the time would come where we would actually need one of these? What good does it have to offer compared to an ordinary pair of scissors? Quite a lot, to be honest.
These paper trimmers come in different sizes depending on your need and they make cutting and measuring paper so much easier. If you have to cut 8×2” strips of paper, you don’t need a ruler and a pencil to mark out the measurements. The paper trimmer comes lines that mark certain measurements that also make sure you cut straight pieces of paper. Aside from making things more convenient, this paper trimmer also saves you a lot of time and effort. Paper trimmers come in different types including stack paper trimmers, kutrimmer guillotine, rotarim technical, and neolt rotary.
Stack paper trimmers are perfect for those with a tight budget; this made-for-large-businesses paper trimmer can cut stacks of paper, cards, etc. They can either be manual, semi- or fully-automatic. The kutrimmer guillotine is usually the type of paper trimmer you see in offices – just imagine how a guillotine works; that’s almost exactly how this kind of paper trimmer works. Architects prefer rotarim technical and neolt rotary paper trimmers because they’re more heavy-duty compared to the others.
Some things you need to consider before purchasing a paper trimmer include the volume of paper you’ll be trimming in a day. For those who’ll be trimming more than 50 sheets a day, a paper cutter might be a preferable option. The main difference between a cutter and a trimmer is that the former can cut paper or card stock, while the latter can accommodate paper, card stock, mat board, mounting board, film negatives, and even textiles. Another thing to consider is if you would be moving the paper trimmer around. Some are made for desktop use while others are larger and heavier, and more cumbersome to move around. Although paper cutters allow you to cut a greater volume of paper in one go, the paper trimmer gives your paper the precision and professional look it needs.
As for safety recommendations, make sure your paper trimmer comes with a safety latch. This latch is attached to the handle to prevent the blade from being lifted when not in use. A blade guard is also good to purchase. Choose a secure location for the paper trimmer especially if you have kids at home to avoid any accidents. Also, check if your apparatus has a tension spring that prevents the blade from falling instantly once you release it. If you’re not going to use your paper trimmer for a long time, store it in a safe location.
SUMMARY: In today’s fast-paced world, getting the job done involves using the necessary tools to get things done at a faster pace. One example of this is a paper trimmer. A paper trimmer can come in various types including the stack paper trimmers made for large industries, or the neolt rotary paper trimmers preferred by architects. Before purchasing a paper trimmer, take note of how much paper or what kind of material you need to trim per day. Don’t forget to check the safety mechanisms that come with the apparatus including as safety latch, a blade guard and a tension spring.