- 500 sheet cutting capacity
- Easily cuts through large stacks of paper & cardstock
- Built in safety covers prevent accidental injury
- Ground upper blade made of Solingen steel
- Quick action manual clamp holds work securely and evenly across the entire cutting surface
- Spindle driven, self-locking backstop
- Scale bar printed in inch and metric measurements
- Sturdy metal base for extreme durability
- Shown on optional floor stand
- Stands provide proper height and leverage for ease of cutting
- Cutting Length: 16 7/8"
- Cutting Capacity: 500 sheets
- Dimensions: 30" x 25 1/2"
- Part Number: 846
- Warranty: Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
- UPC Code: 76769846005
This is the Dahle 846 Heavy Duty 500 Sheet Stack Cutter!
To start, lift the protective shield and insert your ream of paper, then close the shield.
Use the lever in the front to make your measurement adjustments. Each number moves it a millimeter, and a full revolution is a centimeter.
We can see here how it moves in the back.
Of course it has both inch and centimeter measurements, and guides to common paper lengths.
Next, pull the back lever to clamp your pages in place. This is a very sturdy clamp.
Then pull the large lever down to make your cut—it takes a bit of work to pull it down, but for cutting 500 sheets at a time, it seems pretty easy.
Not to mention that the cut produced is incredibly clean—this is very impressive indeed!
Now, if the safety shield is open you cannot pull down the lever to make your cut. This is a very important safety feature.
Turn this guy on the left to make small adjusts to your blade distance.
There is a cutting mat at the bottom of the blade, when the groove in this gets too deep, rotate and flip the bar as needed for cleaner cuts—note that you do this 8 times per bar.
Lastly, you can choose to include the optional stand to store projects on and to hold your cutter.
Dahle 846 Heavy-Duty Stack Cutter Review
When it comes to cutting tools, the stack cutter is king. A stack cutter can cut hundreds of sheets of paper in what seems like the blink of an eye. One of models currently available is the Dahle 846 Heavy-Duty Stack Cutter. Here's a review of this machine so you can learn all about it.
The 846 is definitely the device you need if you routinely need to cut huge stacks of paper. This machine can cut up to 500 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper at once. That's the equivalent of one ream of paper. This device's blade is also able to cut stacks of cardstock. However, since cardstock is thicker than 20 lb. bond paper, you won't be able to cut as much of it at one time.
This device can cut paper that's up to 16-7/8 inches wide. You'll be able to cut paper of many different sizes including letter-sized sheets (8.5" x 11").
As with many of their cutting tools, Dahle has made this machine's blades out of Solingen steel. This type of steel is one of the most durable metals available. The rest of the device is also made out of metal (albeit not Solingen steel), so you can expect to get a lot of use out of it.
The 846 is a very large machine that measures 30" x 25-1/2". It's also extremely heavy, weighing in at 134 pounds. If you need this machine but you don't have a large enough surface for it, you can order a stand. This stand is durable and it even has a shelf so you'll have some extra storage space. Whether you choose to order the stand or not, you'll need to be careful when moving the 846 because it's so heavy.
As with any cutting tool, safety is a concern when using the 846. This device is equipped with built-in plastic safety covers that will help keep your hands away from the cutting area.
To ensure the best possible cut, this machine has a manual clamp to keep everything in place. There's also a scale bar so you can measure the paper before cutting it. The scale bar has both metric and standard measurements. This device also has a spindle-driven backstop so you can cut repeatedly.
The 846 is a bright blue color. (Think of the Cookie Monster - it's the same exact color.) The color might be off-putting and unfortunately, there are no other hues available.
When it comes right down to it, the Dahle 846 is a very simple machine: it's made to cut large stacks of paper and it does so beautifully. With a 500-sheet cutting capacity, this machine is ideal for workplaces needing a heavy-duty device. You can cut different sizes of paper with it and get great results all the time while staying safe. Of course, you'll need to make sure you can accommodate its size and that the color isn't going to be a total eyesore. Color and size aside, the 846 is the machine to use when working with large amount of paper, so check it out today.
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