So I went on the hunt. I looked at "stack cutters" on web sites, watched videos, talked to my printer friend and checked with other paper arts people.
The printers solution was a 1800.00 dollar machine(I did use my inhaler with that suggestion) and my friends hadn't heard this type of cutter. I read about 50'feedbacks' and watched the auctions. So within the week I received the cutter, packed very nicely and weighing in about 30 lbs!!
My husband opened the box and assembled what needed to be assembled and I think he said that took about 5 minutes. Here is a photo of it on my work bench. This is the model which handles 12 or less sized paper. The machine itself is about 14x20 and 8high not including the lever you see.The surface is beautiful black shiny enamel. The green thing is to keep the paper stack straight and lined up and it stays put because there are magnets on the underside. The machine is all metal.
The stack of paper is lined up using the grid on the surface and then slide under the blade housing. You can see the red blade stop in the picture above. In the picture to the right you notice the round hand crank, by turning this crank you lift or bring down the press which will hold the paper stack in place. Once that is secured, you simply bring down the large lever and the blade will slice through the paper like butter!
In this view you can see the blade down. Here I have about 75 sheets of 130# Chipboard.
I was able to slide it into the blade house, lock down the press; with ONE pull on the handle I was able to make a perfect Cut! All metal heavy duty for commercial and professional applications.
All steel base with computer generated dual measures (standard inches and metrics). Machined steel side gauge with standard measures.Vertically adjustable blade assembly to compensate for the slight loss of blade height after each re-sharpening. Gives you 4 x more lifespan.
Cutting stick (the material that the paper cutter blade rests on when it cuts). Automatic safety blade lock prevents cutting until released.
Replaceable and re-sharpen-able blade made of high-speed steel. Positive paper clamp firmly holds paper stack in place while cutting. Approximate dimension: 19.5 x 19 x 7. One cutting stick as a bonus for FREE.AK, HI, and PR (Priority). AK, HI, and PR (Parcel). The item "New Guillotine SG-198 12 COMMERCIAL Stack Paper Cutter Trimmer + Cutting Stick" is in sale since Tuesday, June 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Printing & Graphic Arts\Bindery & Finishing Equipment\Paper Cutters & Trimmers". The seller is "ep320" and is located in Oceanside, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.