Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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board cutter

A lever type of cutter mounted on a flat bed and used for cutting hard millboard, and similar materials. The bed is equipped with a movable gauge against which the stock is placed for accurate cutting, and a foot-operated clamp which secures the material for cutting. The blade usually has one or more counterweights at the end opposite the handle to help prevent the knife from falling accidently, and also to reduce the effort required to raise the blade. See also:BENCH KNIFE ; ROTARY BOARD CUTTER . (66 )




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