experience with Triumph 4810 cutter?

I’ve recently come across a 1985 Triumph 4810 and wanted to get some feedback on the general reliability of these. Are there any known issues with this model cutter or other things I should aware of?

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It is a little duty paper cutter.

I have a 4810…like this one:


Not sure of the year, but….
Very reliable. I bought it several years ago for $500 (which I think was a steal) and have never had any problem with it, of any kind.

[edit] I try not to cut anything near the 18 1/2” capacity, but it’s very good with cutting 8 1/2 x 11 sheets into smaller sizes.


Aaron -

Compared to what cutters? Obviously I’m not going to cut down parent sheets with this, but will it handle most of what my invitation business needs?

David -

The one I’m looking at is that model - no digital controls or readout and $500 does seem like a steal for it. Any issues clamping and cutting for lettra or similar?

I cut Lettra sometimes (8 1/2 x 11) with good success but have never tried to cut a big stack…I just keep them short, use a thick piece of cardboard on top, usually a cereal box thickness or two, and crank it pretty tight.
Have never tried to cut long ways with Lettra, knowing it’s ‘toughness’.
I don’t push it, and don’t want to take a chance with expensive paper, so I have no horror stories to share.
I recently obtained a 23” C & P, but it needs a new knife, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Triumph for smaller work. It’s not a Polar or a Seybold by any means but it has served me well over the years.


It is a good cutter, just you need to remember cutting 200 large sheet at a time might be hard on the cutter.

These are office style cutters for cutting 8.5 x 11 sheets of bond stock, cutting heavy stock might over work it.

If you going to cut cover or text weight paper just kept the amount of stock to around 50 sheets.

The clamp pressure might not be able to hold down the heavy stock so the blade can make a clean cut.

I would rather have a Triumph 4810 than a vintage 19” C&P tabletop manual cutter…performance wise, not aesthetically.
It’s more substantial than you think, and they were made in Germany, and accurate to boot.
I just don’t push it with Lettra. I would not hesitate to split a full ream of 11” x 17” bond (500 sheets) with it, or a half ream or so (maybe 125 sheets) of 81/2” x 11” 80lb cover stock, depending on the stock, in either direction.
(I use the term ‘ream’ loosely)


kind of late getting in on this one, but i have the same Triumph cutter pictured in the link, and i need to change my blade for sharpening.
What’s the procedure for this? I have changed blades before on some larger cutters, and there is often times a pretty specific series of steps. Sometimes not at all.
Any advice would be great, I don’t want to do anything foolish.