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Re: Guillotine paper cutter

Printers Shopper 1-800-854-2911 has 1/2" square cutting sticks, plastic,
available in various lengths from 19.5 to 30.5 inches. Cut the length you
need with a hacksaw. Wood does not last as long as plastic.

At 04:40 PM 5/28/1999 +0000, you wrote:
>I have been lurking on this list for some time, reading many of the
>postings with great interest. I have been known to make books, quite
>lovely things are handmade books, but I also make many many other
>things, and there isn't always time for the books. Anyway, my
>question is this: I recently acquired a smallish Gestetner guillotine
>cutter which doesn't work. There is a half inch by half inch gutter
>into which the blade drops and so the blade doesn't properly contact
>the paper, and doesn't cut it. Does anybody know anything about these
>cutters? Do they need a metal surface for the blade to slide across
>(like a scissors)?  Is there a piece missing? Is there anything I could slide
>into this gutter to make my cutter work? Or should the very sharp
>blade contacting the paper in a firm manner be sufficient? I'm not
>sure. Please help.
>Vanessa Lowe
>Vanessa Lowe
>Unit 310 - 237 East 4th Avenue
>Vancouver, BC  V5T 4R4

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