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Formax Cut-True 31H 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 31H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter features a hydraulic blade and clamp drive for true two-shift operation, and rugged heavy-duty construction for precision cutting of paper stacks up to 28” wide and up to 4” high. It has a user-friendly and easy-to-use color touchscreen control panel, automatically-adjusting back gauge, an internal light to illuminate the cutting area, and the capacity to program up to 100 jobs/100 cuts. 

Operation is simple with the colored touchscreen for programming and selecting jobs you need to do. The foot-pedal pre-clamp and bright LED Cutting Line work together allowing operators to see exactly where the blade will cut and be able to 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 maximum paper stacks.

Formax Cut-True 31H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter features an anti-friction ball deck with air-assist and extra-large side tables, making it easier for operators to maneuver large paper stock. The hydraulic clamp pressure is easily adjusted using the pressure gauge knob, to provide the best clamp possible for different paper weights and stack heights. A removable false clamp is included to minimize the risk of marking sensitive paper stock or perfect bound books. The said false clamp can be removed to decrease the minimum cut length up to 1.18” and can be stored within the machine. 

Of course, it comes with standard safety features including dual-button operation, an infrared safety curtain which immediately stops operation if the light plane is interrupted, a lock with key, blade lock, automatic blade return from any position, a blade change safety tool, and a wooden paper push for safe alignment.

Formax Cut-True 31H 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.


  • 7" Color Touchscreen
  • Hydraulically controlled
  • Low-friction air-assist ball deck
  • Cuts stack up to 28" wide
  • LED cutting line
  • Infrared Safety Curtain
  • Up to 100 programmable jobs
  • Extra-large side tables
  • Heavy Duty Construction: Designed for true two-shift operation
  • Hydraulically-Controlled: Adjustable hydraulics control paper clamp and blade carrier
  • Low-Friction Air-Assist Ball Deck: Makes it easy for operators to move and position heavy paper stacks
  • High-Speed Hardened Steel Blade: Designed for accurate cuts and long life
  • False Clamp: Minimizes marking of sensitive paper stock, easily stores within the machine when not in use
  • Color Touchscreen Control Panel: Easily set, adjust and program jobs
  • LED Cutting Line: Bright red LED line indicates exactly where the blade will cut, allowing for precise adjustments prior to cutting
  • Solid Steel Blade Carrier: Built for longevity and minimal maintenance
  • Internal Light: Illuminates the cutting area for improved visibility
  • Extra-Large Side Tables: Allow users to maneuver large paper stacks with ease
  • Fine-Tuning Knob: Allows users to precisely adjust the back gauge position
  • Hydraulic Pressure Gauge Knob: Displays pressure and allows for easy adjustment of clamp pressure

Operating Features:

  • Cutting Capacity: Paper stacks up to 4” high and up to 28” wide
  • Automatic Blade Return from Any Position: Provides safe and accurate operation
  • Programmable Jobs: Up to 100 jobs/100 steps, including paper eject and cues for turning directions
  • Foot Pedal Pre-Clamp: Holds paper stack in position to check alignment prior to cutting
  • Business Card Cutting Mode: Allows for quick and easy set-up
  • Automatically-Adjusting Spring-Loaded Back Gauge: Ensures accuracy and reduces operator effort

Safety Features:

  • Infrared Safety Curtain: Light beam curtain shuts down operation if the plane is interrupted
  • Two-Button Operation: Both buttons must be pressed simultaneously, keeping hands away from the cutting area
  • Blade Change Safety Tool: Allows users to easily and safely change the blade
  • 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

Formax Cut-True 31H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter Features


If you are looking for the best but affordable paper cutter from Formax, the Formax Cut-True 31H 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: 28.7” (730mm)
Maximum Paper Stack Height: 3.94” (100mm)
Programmable Jobs: Up to 100 programs with up to 100 steps each
Length Behind Blade: 26.5” (673mm)
Length in Front of Blade: 25” (635mm)
Minimum Cut w/False Clamp: 2.36” (60mm)
Minimum Cut w/o False Clamp: 1.18” (30mm)
Table Size (W x D):

72.75” x 25.125” (1848mm x 638mm) with standard side tables

43.12” x 21.125” (1095mm x 537mm) without standard side tables

Clamp Style: Automatic, hydraulic
Hydraulic Clamp Pressure: 700 - 4,500 psi (49 - 316 kg/cm2 )
Back Gauge Adjustment: Fully programmable using touchscreen, accurate to 0.1mm
Blade Change Safety Tool: Included
Dimensions (H x W x D): 73” x 69” x 56.9” (1857mm x 1754mm x 1445mm)
Weight: 1,323 lbs. (600kg)
Power Supply: 208V, 60Hz, 30A dedicated line, NEMA L6-30P

Buy Formax Cut-True 31H Hydraulic Guillotine Cutter today and cut your papers faster and cleaner now!


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