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Formax Cut-True 16M Manual Guillotine Cutter Review

***If you are unsure if this paper cutter is for you, we can schedule an online product demo especially for you! Just get in touch with us today.***

What makes Formax Cut-True 16M Manual Guillotine Cutter better than your normal average paper cutters? This cutter combines accuracy with ease-of-use and can cut paper up to 18.7” wide. With its hardened-steel Guillotine blade and lever-activated blade arm, it has the capacity to cut through paper stacks up to 3.15” with crisp razor-sharp precision.

Using the LED Laser Line, spindle-guided back gauge, and calibrated scales, operators can make fine adjustments and know exactly where to cut. Fast and very easy. Also, it lessens mistakes and more savings for you!

This awesome cutter also comes with the highest security features including front and rear transparent covers, blade lock, external blade depth adjustment, easy-to-use blade change safety tool, and a wooden paper push for safe alignment.

This model includes a rugged all-metal stand plus feet for tabletop use. Formax Cut-True 16M Manual Guillotine Cutter gives professional, crisp, and accurate cuts ideal for print shops and in-plant finishing who want to produce high-quality brochures, invitations, cards, and more.


  • Quick and accurate
  • Cuts stack up to 3.15" H
  • LED cutting line
  • Various safety features
  • Guillotine cutter accurately cuts through paper stacks up to 3.15” high, up to 18.7” wide
  • LED Laser cut line for pinpoint accuracy
  • High-quality steel blade
  • Front and rear safety covers
  • Manual lever cutting arm
  • Geared clamping system
  • Spindle-guided back gauge crank
  • Calibrated scale for fine adjustments, in both inches and metric
  • Common paper sizes clearly marked
  • Solid steel blade carrier
  • Wooden paper push for safe alignment
  • All-metal stand and tabletop feet included
  • Blade depth adjustment from an outside machine
  • Easy blade change access from the front of the machine
  • Blade change safety tool included


If you are looking for the best but affordable paper cutter from Formax, the Formax Cut-True 16M Manual Guillotine Cutter is the one for you! But if you want a different size or a different type of cutter but love the features of this one, you can check out the other Formax Cut-True Cutters now!

***If you are unsure if this paper cutter is for you, we can schedule an online product demo especially for you! Just get in touch with us today.***


Cutting Action: Manual lever handle
Maximum Cutting Width: 18.7” (475mm)
Maximum Paper Stack Height: 3.15” (80mm)
Length Behind Blade: 19.37” (492mm)
Length in Front of Blade: 8.25 (210mm)
Narrow Cut: .99” (25mm)
Table Size (W x D): 30.3” x 31.5” (770mm x 800mm)
LED Laser Cut Line: Yes
Clamp Style: Spindle-guided clamping wheel
Back Gauge Adjustment: Manual crank
Back Gauge Reading: Scale, in both inches and metric
Blade Change Handles: Included
Dimensions (H x W x D): 46.25” x 39” x 35” (1175mm x 991mm x 889mm)
Weight: 199 lbs. (90.1kg)
Safety Certifications: CE approved

Buy Formax Cut-True 16M Manual Guillotine Cutter today and cut your papers faster and cleaner now!


Formax is the industry leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of pressure seal, mailing, data destruction and digital print finishing solutions, and provides sales and service support through a nationwide dealer network. Formax stands behind its equipment and offers the following warranties:

Folders, Pressure Sealers, Inserters, ColorMax, Cutters, Joggers, Signers, Bursters

      90 day warranty on parts and labor
      90 day warranty on parts   


      Lifetime limited warranty on Deskside and Office cutting heads
      Lifetime limited warranty on Industrial cutting heads (parts only)
      1-year warranty on High Security and Specialty cutting heads    
      1-year warranty on all other parts

Formax agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any defective part or component covered by this warranty, provided there was no abuse and we first receive written notice of a defect within the applicable warranty period.  Wearable parts are not covered under warranty. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and does not include labor or the payment of any labor charges or incidental or consequential expenses.
Warranty claims must be submitted with a replacement part order. All parts are shipped FOB Dover, NH.

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