Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12" Guillotine Trimmer - 9312
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Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12" Guillotine Trimmer - 9312

Part #: SWI-9312
Brand: Swingline
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  • Cut Length: 12"
  • Cut Type: Guillotine
  • Cut Capacity: 15 Sheets
  • Paper Clamp: No
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Product Description

The ClassicCut Lite Series guillotine trimmers are a great choice for occasional general-purpose cutting needs. The lightweight design makes it easy to transport from desk to desk. Perfect for trimming bond paper, cardstock, construction paper, photos and customized presentations. Self-sharpening steel blade cuts up to 10 sheets of 20 lb. paper. Durable, plastic construction makes it lightweight and easy to transport. Additional features include a protective rail guard and a blade latch hook. Alignment grid and dual scale ruler for precise measuring. Choice of 15" or 12" cutting length. Limited ten-year warranty.

Product Details

  • Trimmer is perfect for quickly and cleanly cutting papers, photos, artwork and more
  • Plastic base with non-slip rubber feet is lightweight for easy portability
  • Cutting arm with guillotine blade swings open and closed to effortlessly make straight cuts on photos and documents
  • Cutting arm’s easy grip handle stays comfortable in your hand during extended use
  • Alignment grid and dual scale ruler ensure cuts are always exact
  • Guard rail keeps fingers safely away from blade while the trimmer is in use
  • Blade latch hook keeps the trimmer arm locked in place while not in use
  • 12" cutting length is ideal for most common trimming projects
  • Cuts up to 10 sheets at once
  • Limited 10 year warranty

Item Specifications

  • Cutting Length: 12"
  • Detailed Color: Graphite
  • Material: Plastic
  • Safety Features: Protective Guard Rail, Blade Latch Hook
  • Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 10
  • Trimmer Type: Guillotine
  • Period of Warranty: Limited 10-year

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Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12" Guillotine Trimmer

Transcript: This is the Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12” Guillotine Trimmer!

It’s a decent sized cutter, and extremely light weight. Line up your pages and cut up to 10 pages with relative ease as seen here, producing a clean cut.

At the top are inch measurements to 11.5 inches. In the center are the same measurements, accompanied by centimeters as well. The grid on the board is in half inches.

When actually using the edge as a guide, it still produces a clean perpendicular cut, which is nice to have it aligned.

Now, like I said, it’s very light weight. You have to hold the base down simple to li ...
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This is the Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12” Guillotine Trimmer!

It’s a decent sized cutter, and extremely light weight. Line up your pages and cut up to 10 pages with relative ease as seen here, producing a clean cut.

At the top are inch measurements to 11.5 inches. In the center are the same measurements, accompanied by centimeters as well. The grid on the board is in half inches.

When actually using the edge as a guide, it still produces a clean perpendicular cut, which is nice to have it aligned.

Now, like I said, it’s very light weight. You have to hold the base down simple to lift up the handle. It’s completely made of plastic beside the actual cutting area.

There is a green finger guard, though it’s more of a reminder than a guard. Your fingers can easily slip past—so be careful either way.

Hidden at the bottom of the blade is a lock to hold the handle in place. It’s not in the most convenient place, but it does a fine job holding it still for extra safety when not in use.

Staff Review

Swingline ClassicCut Lite 12" Guillotine Trimmer Review

The Swingline 12" Classic Cut Lite offers a fair amount of features for the price. Here is a closer look at this machine and a list of some of its great points as well as some places where it might fall a little bit short.

Strengths and Features:

  1. The blade of the 12" Classic Cut Lite is made of solid steel and is also self sharpening. While depending on your usage and the types of material you cut you may need to take it off and get it sharpened eventually, right out of the box this paper trimmer should be ready to give you a good many years of service.

  2. The CC Lite's blade can also give you a pretty decent cutting capacity of ten sheets per lift, making it a good fit for fairly occasional use in a medium capacity role. The blade has no problem with the common paper stocks, as well as thicker types of paper including card stock, construction paper, and photographs.

  3. There is a handy alignment grid that gives you precise measurements in both metric and US lengths, which greatly assists you in making sure that your cuts are accurate.

  4. One thing that you might really appreciate about the CC Lite is its light wright that makes it easy to move about the office or your home to wherever you need to use it at any given time.

  5. The overall construction of the CC Lite appears to be very solid. Other than the blade, most of its parts are made of plastic, but Swingline appears to have gone the extra mile to make sure that the machine is as durable as can be, and there don't appear to be any points of particular weakness. A solid machine overall.

  6. This machine's cutting length of twelve inches make it a good choice if you are going to be cutting sheets that are letter and legals size and even slightly larger.

  7. As far as safety features, this machine has a latch that hooks around the blade handle and keeps it secure during transport or when the machine is no being used. There is also a rail that helps to keep fingers out of the way of the blade during the cutting process.

  8. The ten year manufacturer's warranty is a good sign as well, especially for a machine that appears to be so durable in the first place. It shows that Swingline believes in the machine too.

Weaknesses and Limitations:

  1. The 12" blade length is great for what it is, but if you are going to be working on projects that are bigger than this, you might want to take a look at some of the larger guillotine paper trimmers on the market. There is, in fact a CC Lite from Swingline that features a 15" blade, so that may be worth considering.

  2. The cutting capacity is good for small to medium jobs, but if you are doing projects that entaikl cutting hundreds or thousands of sheets on a regular basis, you may want to look for a more capable machine.

Questions & Answers

Thank you for your question. For sharpening of guillotine blades we recommend looking for a local company that sharpens Knives, scissors, or lawn mower blades, many of those companies will also sharpen guillotine blades.

Answered by MyBinding
6 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to ask a question. We do not sell replacement blades on our guillotine trimmers because they are self sharpening. I do recommend oiling the hinge periodically for optimal performance. Let us know if we can assist you another way.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Hi, thank you for reaching out. If you are referring to the guard rail, it is there for safety and I do not recommend removing it.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Unfortunately, we do not sell the blade protectors separately.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Asked by SantaRosa
Near the handle you find a small metal latch. Simply push the latch down to unlock the blade.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Unfortunately, we don’t have that measurement available.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Quartet has not produced this cutter for a while. We do not sell replacement blades for this cutter.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago
Trimmer will cut through laminated sheets and will not void the warranty.

Answered by MyBinding.com
3 years and 4 months ago ago

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