Images and text by Garry
Head, Circulating Collections Conservation,
University Libraries Preservation Department
This illustration shows our
Challenge Titan 265 guillotine. It is an all-hydraulic guillotine, which
means that both the cutting blade and the hold-down are powered
hydraulically. The hold-down can be operated manually as well. Like the
board shear, it has a movable fence for making any number of successive
cuts, all to the same length and/or width. The guillotine differs
functionally from the board shear and it is used to cut only paper. Its
cutting action is that of a knife, and its single blade is razor-sharp.
Once the work is positioned on the tool's table and secured by the
hold-down, the buttons (both) at the front are pushed and held to
activate the blade. As a safety feature, if either button is released,
the blade stops and retracts.
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