The vertical plough (a stationary version of a plough) is a very useful tool for hobby bookbinders, schools and small printers. This cutting tool enables the user to make a clean cut through paper up to a maximum thickness of 45 mm and 430 mm length. With the clamps it can be attached to a table. The easy-to-operate knife holder runs smoothly over a rail on ball bearings. The cutting blade is made of high grade HSS steel and can be moved down the paper by adjusting a knurled nut at the top while cutting. The guide rail is extremely stable and will not bend. It guides the blade perfectly straight and vertical through the paper. The result is a smooth cut without mark which can sometimes appear when cut by machine.
The tip of the blade runs into a nylon strip in the worktable which ensures that the blade remains sharp. When the nylon strip becomes deeply notched, it can be easily removed, turned and installed again. Two springs support the guide rail and allows it to remain open while the paper is positioned onto the work table. Two large knurled nuts positioned below the work table can be tightened to clamp the paper securely in place while cutting.
A graduated (metric) ruler is located on a right angle with the guide rail and acts as a stopper for the paper stack. A parallel guide is attached to the ruler and can be positioned as needed. The cutting blade runs precisely at the edge of the guide rail. After repeated use, the moon-shaped cutting blade can be sharpened with a simple tool (included). The wooden parts are made of lacquered birch plywood and ash hardwood.
Product code: BP0100
Lacquered birch plywood and ash hardwood