- Guillotine cutting of up to 15 sheets of 20 lb. paper at once
- Table legs detach to use trimmer on a desk or counter
- Protective guard rail safety feature plus blade latch hook to lock blade
- 30" square
- Limited 10-year warranty
- UPC: 034138117408
- Cutting Length: 30"
- Detailed Color: Maple
- Material: Wood
- Period of Warranty: Limited 10-year
- Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 15
- Trimmer Type: Guillotine
Hey now, welcome to MyBinding video. Here’s a look at the Swingline Ingento 30 x 30 inch Maple Guillotine Paper Trimmer. Solid maple like it used to be and like it should be. These cutters are easy to use and come in a range of sizes for all your cutting needs. This one, 30 x 30 inches with a great grid, rulers to help, can trim through just about anything. Ingento paper cutters include self-sharpening stainless steel blades, protective guardrails, a latch hook to lock your blade in place and a steel tension spring that secures your handle in any position. Cutting through paper, cardstock, laminates, these trimmers have been used for decades. With complete precision, it can handle 15 sheets of 20 pound paper in a single trim and the 30 inch base, posters and oversized documents are no problem. Use it tabletop or purchase the Maple table trimmer as a set. That’s the Ingento 30 x 30 by Swingline GBC. For a whole lot more demos, reviews and how to’s, check out MyBinding.com.
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The Ingento 30" is one of the most popular table guillotine paper trimmers in the world. Here are a few of this machine's strengths and weaknesses.
Strengths and Features:
There are some names that carry a lot of weight in their respective industries and that is definitely the case here, as the Ingento name alone might just be enough to recommend this machine. The Ingento line is far and away one of the most popular choices among organizations such as schools, churches, studios, and binderies and print shops all over the world.
Of course, there is very good reason that these guillotine cutters have the reputation that they do, and that all starts with their rock solid construction. The Ingento 30" is made out of solid maple and the cutting arm is constructed of heavy duty die cast metal. Overall, this is the kind of cutter that you purchase fully expecting it to last forever, and you may well be right.
The Ingento 30" is a versatile machine as well. It can be used as a table, with a shelf for storage and a drop leaf trim catcher, or you can take the trimmer off the legs and use it as a tabletop device. The process takes mere seconds, and can be a great boon to your productivity, enabling you to use the cutter wherever you need to, whenever you need to.
The 30 inch cutting length of the Ingento 30" is plenty for just about any project, meaning that not only can you cut and trim legal and letter sized sheets with ease, you can work with bigger projects such as art prints and calendars with room to spare. This is one of the things that makes this a great machine for schools and studios and other environments where there is likely to be a large variety of projects in any given week.
When you are looking at paper cutters and trimmers, you will always want to give some consideration to safety features. The Ingento 30" has three that bear mentioning: The cutting arm is held in place by a system of steel tension springs, so it will never fall accidentally; there is also a latch that holds the handle in a locked down position when the machine is not in use, and there is a guard rail designed to keep your fingers well out of the way of the blade as you are holding your papers during cutting.
The maple base table has a handy grid system to help you with aligning your pages, and a ruler that measures both US and metric systems. These are nice touches that can help your cuts be more precise and accurate.
Weaknesses and Limitations:
The 15-sheet cutting capacity of this machine should be more than enough for medium duty use. If you are looking for a cutter to process thousands of sheets per week, however, you may want to find a machine that can cut more sheets per lift.
On a machine of this size, it might be nice to see a paper clamp or something to help with the proper alignment of the sheets. This is not a deal breaker, but it could make some jobs a little easier.