A round corner cutter is a great tool to have in your print shop. It can help you with finishing out a laminating project or a UV coating project. The small manual machines can provide you with a variety of cornering cuts including 1/2”, 1/4”, 1/8” or 3/8” as examples. A rounded cut can add the right look to a laminated or printed document.
Manual Round Corner Cutters
Lassco Wizer is the largest manufacturer of round corner machine. You can get both a tabletop and a standalone machine allowing you to use their interchangeable die system. They offer standard dies of 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8” and 1/2”. They also offer large dies in 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/2” or Special dies in 1/16″, 3/32″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 5/16″, 5/8”. The standard dies fit in all their tabletop and standalone machines, as do the special dies. The large dies only fit in the stand alone corner rounding machines.
The following are the different corner rounding machines from Lassco:
This is a handy little machine to have. We have several of them in our office. We can use multiple dies. We have had them forever.
It’s a little more rugged. Another great tabletop that is handy to have in the office.
This one is a step down from the stand-alone machines from Lassco. The design provides leverage to cut through bigger stacks of paper.
Akiles Diamond 1
The other option is Akiles. They have a handy table top machine called the Diamond 1 for quick jobs.
This is one of the oldest models on the market. It is a stand-alone machine that allows the user to stand and round corner stacks up to 1” at a time. It has a foot activated pedal so the user can use 2 hands to cut.
The CR-55 can cut up to 2” of paper at a time. It is a stand-alone machine that allows for 2 hand operation and is activated with a foot pedal. It is one of the few machines on the market that allows you to cut up to 2” stacks.
You can also find electric round cornering machines from both Akiles and Lassco on our website. We will take a look at those machines on Wednesday.