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How to Know When Your Cutter Knife Needs Sharpening

challenge-paper-cutter-knife_12How to Know When Your Cutter Knife Needs Sharpening

Sharp knives result in better cuts. Frequent sharpening helps your cutter knives perform at their best. As a rule of thumb, your cutter knife needs to be sharpened around every 2,000 to 5,000 cuts.

Here are a few telltale signs that it’s time to sharpen your knives:

  • The knife hesitates or stalls while making a cut.
  • The sheets are not all cut to the same length (usually the top few sheets are longer than the rest of the sheets – this is sometimes called “draw”).
  • Cut marks appear on the paper’s cut face.
  • The profile of the cut (side view) is not perpendicular to the table.
  • The cut does not appear straight when viewed from the top.
  • The knife makes a “rougher” sound as it passes through paper.
  • Nicks are visible on the cutting edge of the knife.

The Challenge Advantage

At Challenge Machinery, our goal is to design, manufacture, and market equipment that adds value to your customers’ printed products. We offer drills, paper cutters, book trimmers, cornering machines, and other print finishing equipment that can improve your customers’ productivity and make their lives easier.

Contact Mid-State Litho, Inc. if you have any questions about a specific product at 1-800-343-4231 or email us at sales@midstatelitho.net.

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Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

Challenge – Titan Series, Up to 26 Cuts Per Minute!

Challenge Paper Cutters - Titan 265 XG & XT Images

Challenge Titan Paper Cutter

Hydraulic Paper Cutter Series

The Titan series of hydraulic powered paper cutters offer a range of cutting options with a compact footprint. Designed to be safe and durable machines, Titan cutters fit into almost any production situation. Clamp pressure is adjustable, so clamping force can be changed to match specific job requirements. Hydraulic operation assures more power, less stock spoilage, less maintenance and greater reliability. After a few minutes of inactivity the Titan switches into an energy-conserving standby mode.

Titan 265

  • Up to 26 cuts per minute
  • Virtually maintenance-free design
  • Solid 1-inch thick tool grade aluminum table offers the strong work surface required in production environments
  • Low-pressure pre-clamping reduces operator injury (less than 66 PSI)

If you would like additional information about this product, please feel free to contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or via email at sales@midstatelitho.net.

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