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With printed documents and images, every detail matters. After taking the time to use high-quality ink and paper for your documents, use a paper trimmer to make all types of documents look even more professional.

Compare different types of trimmers with Staples listings.

Guillotine and Rotary Paper Trimmers Suit Different Tasks

Two main trimmer options are well-suited to home and business use. Guillotine trimmers have long blades fastened to a swinging arm.

After lining up the paper on the cutting board, users press the blade down and slice through the paper. These trimmers often trim multiple pages at once.

The other option is a rotary trimmer, which produces even, bur-free edges. The round blade is mounted under a grip and slides along a preset track. Users drag the handle across the board after putting paper in place.

Typically, rotary cutters are meant to cut single sheets of thicker paper. Some professional rotary trimmer models can handle multiple pages at once.

Ensure Straight, Clean Cuts with Cutting Guides

Lining up pages accurately is the key to evenly cut paper. Many paper trimmers have built-in guides to make this step easier.

Cutting guides are ruled and often have vertical and horizontal lines to ensure a perfect trim.

Paper Trimmers That Have Durable Blades To Cut Quickly and Evenly

Blades must be sharp and resilient to stand up to daily paper cutting, especially when they're used to cut multiple pages at once. Both guillotine and rotary trimmers generally have stainless steel blades.

Self-sharpening blades are a standard feature among paper cutters. This feature minimizes the amount of maintenance you have to do.

Safety Features Protect Users

Most paper trimmers include various safety features. Styles with rubber feet keep the trimmer in place, preventing slips.

Rotary and guillotine models feature either plastic or rubber safety grips that keep your hand steady while cutting. With a paper holder, users can keep documents in place without keeping their hands close to the blade.

How Many Sheets can a Paper Trimmer cut at Once?

Each model has a recommended page limit. Small ones for home use often cut 10 or fewer pages simultaneously.

Professional trimmers are capable of trimming between 11 and 30 pages at one time. A heavy duty paper trimmer can often cut more.

Can Users cut Large Pieces of Paper with Paper Trimmers?

The size of the cutting board determines what size of paper you can cut. Space-efficient models often have cutting boards of 12 inches, while larger stationary options have cutting boards as large as 30 inches across.

Which Paper Trimmers are Ideal for Different Types of Paper?

Both rotary and guillotine cutters work very well with standard 20-pound to 24-pound paper. Rotary cutters tend to cut cleanly through thicker paper, like card stock or poster board.

Those who frequently cut multiple pages at once benefit from the versatility of guillotine trimmers.

Paper cutters save time on common office tasks and have more consistent results than tools that rely on cutting by hand. Whether you need a cutter for craft projects or work documents, compare Staples listings to find one suitable for your needs.
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X-Acto® 12" Heavy-Duty Plastic Paper Trimmer, 10 Sheet Capacity, Black
Item: 818674 / Model : 26232
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  • Cuts up to 10 sheets of 20-lb. paper
  • 12" paper length
  • 3"H x 13"W x 13"D
29.99 $29.99 44.49 $44.49
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Price: $44.49
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Westcott® TrimAir® Titanium 12" Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Wood Base
Item: 887012 / Model : 15106
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  • 12" paper length
  • Features curved blade for optimum cutting performance
  • Includes safety lock and transparent safety guard
80.59 $80.59
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Carl Brands Professional Rotary Trimmer, 12", Black/Silver
Item: 942261 / Model : RT-200N
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  • Features a premium carbide blade that gives precise cuts
  • Patented rail system that holds paper firmly and will cut paper, cardstock, mat board, plastic sheets and more
  • Sturdy metal base is calibrated and features preset measurements for common-sized items
49.59 $49.59
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Staples 15141 5-in-1 Trimmer, 3 to 5 Sheet Capacity, Gray
Staples 15141 5-in-1 Trimmer, 3 to 5 Sheet Capacity, Gray
Item: 704252 / Model : 15141
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  • 12" paper length
  • 18 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W
  • Turn the dial to easily switch between four blades
51.99 $51.99
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Swingline® ClassicCut® Lite Guillotine Trimmer, 12" Cut Length, 10 Sheet Capacity, Gray (9312)
Item: 978300 / Model : 9312
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  • Guillotine trimmer cuts up to 10 sheets at once
  • 2.5"H x 14"W x 17"D
  • 12" paper length
62.19 $62.19
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SureCut Paper Trimmer, 7 Sheets, ABS Base, 6 7/16" x 15"
Item: 1143506 / Model : FSK01005454
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  • Used for trimming photos, coupons and office paper
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Precision printed scale and grid to accurately align your project before cutting
16.99 $16.99
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United RT18 18" Rotary Trimmer, 15 Sheet Capacity, Silver and Black
Item: 24148422 / Model : RT18
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  • Paper Length - Up to 18"
  • Paper Stack Height - Up to 1/16"
  • Sheet Capacity - Up to 15 Sheets
129.99 $129.99
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Swingline® ClassicCut® Pro 9112 Guillotine Trimmer, 15-In-1
Item: SWI9112 / Model : 9112
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  • Used for presentations, photos and laminated items
  • Alignment grid and dual scale ruler for precise measuring
  • Features traditional cutter build with a wood cutting surface and sharp, metal cutting blade
71.99 $71.99
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Fiskars TripleTrack™ 1968701001 High Profile Cutting Blade For Trimmer
Item: 1133398 / Model : FSK1968701001
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  • Used for card and scrapbooking trimmers
  • Higher profile grip for easier grasp
  • Simple to replace carriage style
8.49 $8.49
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Fiskars SureCut Scrapbooking Paper Trimmer, 12"
Item: 942155 / Model : 5445
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  • Cut with confidence due to the wire cut-line that shows you exactly where the blade will cut
  • Features the triple track rail system, a swing-out arm for extended measurements, a permanent grid, rubberized feet to keep the trimmer in place, and it is lightweight and portable for scrapping and card making on the go
  • Contains (1) paper trimmer (15" x 5.75" x 1") and (2) cutting blades
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X-Acto® 12" Personal Razor Paper Trimmer, 3 Sheet Capacity, Gray/Blue
Item: 692036 / Model : 26402
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  • Cuts up to three sheets
  • Flexible rail system
  • High-performance titanium blades provide 3 times the strength of steel
20.49 $20.49
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Design Ideas BigBite Letter Opener, Gray (3490031)
Item: 24214514 / Model : 3490031
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  • Shark letter opener
  • 0.1"H x 5.1"W x 2.3"D
  • Injection-molded ABS plastic
13.99 $13.99
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Fiskars® Portable Paper Trimmer, 12"(L)
Item: 829900 / Model : AC944
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  • Length: 12"
  • Recommended ages: 18 years and up
  • Trimmer board type: Rotary
19.29 $19.29
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Carl® Brands Personal Paper Trimmer Replacement Blades, Straight
Item: 300790 / Model : R01/4
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  • Precision cutting
  • Compatible with RBT 12, RBT 12N
  • Dimensions: 4.3"(H) x 3.7"(W) x 0.8"(D)
10.39 $10.39
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Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, 12", 28mm
Item: 942158 / Model : 5448
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  • Perfect for scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafts
  • Features rotary blades that cut without tearing, a pivoting cut rail for easy project placement, 0.06-inch gridlines, an extension arm that brings the measuring deck to 15.25-inch, rubberized feet to keep trimmer in place, and it is lightweight and portable
  • Replacement blades and decorative blades are available (each sold separately)
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X-ACTO Plastic Base Laser Guillotine Trimmer, 12x12 Inches
Item: 618910 / Model : 26234
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  • Laser guide ensures accurate cuts to the micrometer
  • Perpetual Edge self-sharpening system keeps cutting blade sharp
  • Cleanly cuts up to 12 sheets at a time
94.99 $94.99
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X-ACTO® WoodLaser Paper Trimmer Deluxe Wood Base, 12" x 12"
Item: 724958 / Model : 26642
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  • Laser ensures accurate results by showing exactly where to line up the cut
  • Self-sharpening, hardened steel blade with a 12" cutEasy to read gridlines
  • Deluxe wood base features easy access laser alignment dial plus on/off indicator light, spring-loaded finger guard, convenient paper holder and nonskid feet
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Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, 6"
Item: 942149 / Model : 809
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  • Cuts up to (5) sheets of 80# paper
  • Ideal for photographs, card making, and anything that needs a crisp, clean, straight edge
  • Cuts paper up to 6-1/4in
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Swingline® SmartCut® EasyBlade™ Plus Rotary Trimmer Replacement Blade Cartridge, Straight Cut Style (8913RB)
Item: 1143390 / Model : SWI8913RB
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  • Replacement blade for Swingline® SmartCut® EasyBlade™ Plus Rotary Trimmer (8912)
  • Blade is concealed inside cartridge with no exposed edges for safer use
  • Blade-wear indicator changes from green to red when it is time to change blade
11.69 $11.69
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X-Acto® Guillotine Paper Trimmers, 24x24"
Item: 264900 / Model : 26624
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  • X-ACTO™ hardened steel blade slices through paper easily and cleanly
  • Perpetual edge self-sharpening system keeps blade sharp
  • Features trigger-lock safety latch and safety guard
254.09 $254.09
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Alvin Professional Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18" x 24"- Black/Green
Item: 24274424 / Model : ANGBM1824
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  • Double sided self-healing hobby mat
  • Designed for both rotary and straight utility blades
  • Mat does not dull blades
29.49 $29.49
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Alvin Professional Self-Healing Cutting Mat 8.5" x 12" - Green/Black
Item: 24274426 / Model : ANGBM0812
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  • Double sided self-healing hobby mat
  • Designed for both rotary and straight utility blades
  • Mat does not dull blades
9.99 $9.99
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Premier Wood Base Paper Trimmer, Green, 18 7/8" x 18 7/8"
Item: 457083 / Model : W18
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  • Cuts up to 20 sheets at once
  • Self-sharpening fully-hardened steel blades
  • 18" paper length
219.99 $219.99
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Rotary Cutter Blades, 45mm, 5/Pkg
Item: 292006 / Model : 9528
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  • Standard 45mm size
  • Rotary Standard Blade Value Pack of high quality stainless steel blades for use with Fiskars 45mm Rotary Cutters 65mm Rotary Cutters and Rotary Paper Trimmers
  • Blades come in a multiple blade case for convenient storage and prolonged blade life.
21.39 $21.39
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