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Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic 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.***

Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter features a touchscreen control panel, automatically-adjusting back gauge, and the capacity to program up to 100 jobs/100 cuts. An infrared light beam safety curtain provides safety and convenience as it shuts down operation if the light plane is interrupted.

Utilize the touchscreen to program and select job settings then simply load a stack of paper (up to 3.15” high and 20.5" wide). Set the back gauge using the touchscreen then use the foot pedal pre-clamp to check the paper position. The bright LED Cutting Line allows operators to see exactly where the blade will cut and make fine adjustments. Electronically-controlled two-hand operation engages the hardened steel blade for crisp, accurate cuts, every time.

Cutting accuracy is 0.1mm on paper stacks up to 80mm. The Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter also features a special anti-friction surface with optional wide side tables making it easier for operators to maneuver large paper stock. The hydraulic clamp pressure is easy to adjust using the hydraulic pressure gauge knob, providing the best clamp possible for different paper weights and stack heights. A false clamp is included to minimize the risk of marking sensitive paper stock or perfect bound books. The said clamp can be removed to decrease the minimum cut length and stored within the machine. The Cut-True 29H also features an internal light to illuminate the cutting area.

Of course, it comes with standard safety features including a lock with key, blade lock, external blade depth adjustment, automatic blade return from any position, an easy-to-use blade change safety tool, and a wooden paper push for safe alignment.

Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter gives professional, crisp, and accurate cuts ideal for print shops and in-plant finishing who want to transform large sheets into high-quality brochures, invitations, cards, and more.


  • Hydraulic cutting action
  • Full-color touchscreen
  • Electronic two-button operation
  • Up to 100 programmable jobs
  • Cuts stack up to 3.15" H
  • LED cutting line
  • Various safety features
  • Hardened Steel Blade: Designed for accurate cuts and long life
  • Hydraulically-Controlled: Adjustable hydraulics control paper clamp and blade carrier
  • False Clamp: Minimizes marking of sensitive paper stock, easily stores within the machine when not in use
  • Touchscreen Control Panel: Easily set, adjust and program jobs
  • LED Cutting Line: Bright red LED line indicates exactly where the blade will cut
  • Solid Steel Blade Carrier Fine-Tuning Knob: Allows users to precisely adjust the back gauge position
  • Hydraulic Pressure Gauge: Liquid-filled display shows pressure and allows for easy adjustment
  • Low-Friction Work Table: Makes it easy for operators to move and position large paper stacks
  • Internal Light: Illuminates the cutting area

Operating Features:

  • Cutting Capacity: Paper stacks up to 3.15” high, up to 20.5” wide
  • Automatic Blade Return from Any Position
  • Programmable Jobs: Up to 100 jobs/100 steps
  • Foot Pedal Pre-Clamp: Holds paper stack in position to check alignment prior to cutting

Safety Features:

  • Infrared Safety Curtain: Light beam curtain shuts down operation if the plane is interrupted
  • Two-Hand Operation: Electronically controlled for added safety
  • Easy Blade Change from Front of Cutter: Blade change safety tool included
  • Wooden Paper Push Tool: Helps to quickly and safely align the paper stack
  • Main Switch and Safety Key Lock: Keeps cutter secure from unauthorized operators
  • Transparent Rear Safety Guard

Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter Features


If you are looking for the best but affordable paper cutter from Formax, the Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic 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: Dual-button hydraulic
Maximum Cutting Width: 20.5” (520mm)
Maximum Paper Stack Height: 3.15” (80mm)
Programmable Jobs: Up to 100 programs with up to 100 steps each
Touchscreen Features: Program jobs, alternate between inches/mm, paper eject function, programming via cutting, business card cutting mode
Length Behind Blade: 20.5” (520mm)
Length in Front of Blade: 18.25” (464mm)
Minimum Cut w/False Clamp: 2.36” (60mm)
Minimum Cut w/o False Clamp: 1.18” (30mm)
Table Size (W x D):

30.75” x 15.75” ( 781mm x 400mm)

56” x 15.75” (1422mm x 400mm) w/ optional wide side tables

Clamp Style: Automatic, hydraulic
Hydraulic Clamp Pressure: 700 - 4,500 psi (49 - 316 kg/cm2 )
Back Gauge Adjustment: Fully programmable using a touchscreen, accurate to 0.1mm
Blade Change Safety Tool: Included
Dimensions (H x W x D): 49.25” x 31” x 53.25” (1250mm x 864mm x 1352mm)
Dimensions (H x W x D) with OPTIONAL Side Tables: 49.25” x 61.5” x 53.25” (1250mm x 1563mm x 1352mm)
Weight: 1,014 lbs. (460kg)
Power Supply: 220V, 60Hz, 20A dedicated line, NEMA 6-20P

Buy Formax Cut-True 29H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter today and cut your papers faster and cleaner now!


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