Swingline Ingento 15" x 15" Maple Guillotine Cutter (SWI-1142)
- Guillotine cutting of up to 15 sheets at once; 15" cutting length
- Steel tension spring keeps guillotine blade arm in place during active use
- Alignment grid and dual scale ruler for precise measuring
- Protective guard rail safety feature plus blade latch hook to lock blade while in storage
- Limited 10-year warranty
- Cutting Length: 15"
- Detailed Color: Maple
- Material: Wood
- Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 15
- Trimmer Type: Guillotine
- Period of Warranty: Limited 10-year
Welcome to MyBinding video. Today we are looking at the Swingline Ingento Paper cutter. Swingline is known for its line of guillotine style paper trimmers and the Ingento 1142 is no exception. With a solid maple top and a die cast blade, this paper trimmer will last you for years. The alignment grid is in both standard and metric measurements and the 15 inch stainless steel self-sharpening blade can handle the largest projects.
Welcome to MyBinding video. Today we are looking at the SwingLine Ingento Paper Cut. Being known for its guillotine style trimmers, SwingLine has created the Ingento, a great machine. Certainly a solid investment consideration for churches, schools and organizations with a smaller budget. With the solid maple top and a die cast blade, this paper trimmer will last you for years. The alignment grid is in both standard and metric measurements and the 15 inch stainless steel self-sharpening blade can handle the largest of products. Safety is considered in three ways: the first being this latch to hold the lever down when not in use. There are a system of steel tension springs that keep the cutting arm in place no matter what the position, and finally there is a guard to keep fingers out of the way of the cutting blade. In the case of say dings or divots to the blade, you can remove the blade and have it sharpened or replaced at a fraction of the cost of a new trimmer. The Ingento claims to cut 15 sheets of 20 pound paper and it lives up to that claim. However, as with all paper trimmers, smaller batches gives you more precise results. At well under $150, the SwingLine Ingento is a good find. For more demos and reviews for this product and many others, check out MyBinding.com.
Swingline Ingento 15" x 15" Maple Guillotine Cutter ReviewThe Ingento 15" x 15" is a member of Swinglines venerated line of guillotine paper trimmers. Here are a few of this machines strengths and some weaknesses as well.
Strengths and Features:
The Ingento line of trimmers is one of the most popular in the world, and there are many good reasons for that, one of which is that they are some of the most solid and solidly built trimmers in the world. The Ingento 15" x 15" is no different, featuring a heavy duty chunk of maple for a base, and a cutting arm that is die cast and all metal. This is obviously a paper trimmer that is built to last you a great many years, and as such, makes a good investment for schools, churches, and any other organization on a budget.
The cutting capacity of the Ingento 15" x 15" is not too bad at all at 15 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. If you know anything about trimmers, you know that manufacturers tend to inflate numbers like those just t a little bit, meaning that while the trimmers can actually cut that number of sheets at one time, sometimes you won't get the cleanest cut if you are always trying to hit that mark. The Ingento 15" x 15" is like any other trimmer in that you will have better results if you operate at a lower capacity, but its heavy duty construction means it is better than most at giving you a clean cut at peak capacity.
The 15" blade on this machine makes it a good fit for organizations that will be not only cutting letter and legal sized sheets, but that will need to cut larger custom sized pages as well.
Speaking of the blade, it is made of a high quality stainless steel, and is self sharpening.
Should the self sharpening mechanism not be enough, however (in the case of, say dings or divots) you can remove the blade and have it sharpened or replaced at a fraction of the cost of a new trimmer. The blade is sharp enough to easy handle not only paper, but photos, laminated documents, craft projects and presentation materials as well.
On the maple cutting base, you will find a handy alignment grid that helps you to make sure that your cuts are precise and accurate. There is also a ruler that provides both imperial and metric measurements so you can use whichever system you choose.
Safety is always something you need to take into consideration when looking at trimmers, and the Ingento 15" x 15" has some safety features worth mentioning. There is a latch to keep the handle locked down when not in use, a system of steel tension springs that keep the cutting arm in place no matter the position, and a guard rail to keep fingers out of the way of the blade.
Weaknesses and Limitations:
The cutting capacity of 15 sheets is decent, but if you are going to be cutting huge numbers of sheets every day, you may want to find a higher capacity trimmer.
This machine is safe as far as guillotine trimmers go, but it should not be used by children unless they are being closely supervised.