- Cuts up to 15 sheets of paper at a time
- Spring action metal blade will not fall down
- Automatic paper clamp holds work securely
- Sturdy metal base with non-skid runner feet
- Pre-printed grid for easy sizing of paper
- Blade will secure in the down position
- Cutting Length: 12"
- Cutting Capacity: 15 sheets
- Dimensions: 12 3/4" x 10"
- Part Number: 12E
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
- UPC Code: 76769125001
Dahle Vantage 12E Guillotine Paper Cutter Review
German manufacturer Dahle makes a lot of guillotine paper cutters, including one that can be used both at home and at work: the Vantage 12E. Here's a close look at what this device has to offer, as well as a brief discussion on whether it deserves an "A"...or an "F."
The Vantage 12E has a 12-inch cutting length so it can easily trim paper that's letter-sized (8.5" x 11") as well as smaller items including photographs. This is a good length for art projects and crafts. If you need a cutter that can process larger sizes of paper, Dahle makes bigger cutters that can trim paper up to 18 inches long.
This cutter has the ability to slice through 15 sheets of paper at a time which should be sufficient for small and medium-sized projects. However, this cutting capacity would be unsuitable for large jobs just because it would take too long to process all the paper.
When you use a guillotine paper cutter, safety needs to be a top priority. Luckily, the Vantage 12E has features that can help you stay safe. The blade won't fall down when it's raised which greatly reduces the risk of injury. Plus, you can lock the blade down when you're not using the cutter.
The Vantage 12E has a couple of features to ensure everything stays in place when you use it. First, there are non-skid feet on the bottom of the base so the cutter will stay in one place. And there's an automatic paper clamp that will keep your documents neatly stacked so they won't fan, which can result in a botched cut.
Getting your paper ready to trim is easy because the Vantage 12E has pre-printed cutting guides on the base. There's also a grid for measuring your materials before lowering the blade.
This device is meant to be a personal paper cutter and you can certainly tell that from its size. The Vantage 12E only measures 14.75" x 10.75" so it won't take up much room at all, even if you have a tiny workspace. Also, it can be transported easily because it weighs just 11 pounds.
This product comes at a pretty affordable price. It can be yours for less than $80.00 which is quite the deal considering all that it has to offer. Also, this product is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Final grade: A-. The Dahle Vantage 12E is a first-rate guillotine paper cutter that would be great for either personal or professional use. Its small size makes it ideal for creative pursuits and also makes it portable. (Although the size does mean that this cutter can't work with large pieces of paper. It would be difficult processing a huge amount of sheets as well.) Using this product is very safe and it will help you get the cut you need for every project. So, if you're looking for a good paper cutter, the Vantage 12E warrants your consideration.
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If you are looking to replace the blade, please call customer service and they can assist with what options would be available.