The Dahle 534 Professional Guillotine paper cutter is designed with safety as a top priority. A protective guard not only protects your fingers, but also doubles as a paper clamp. When it's depressed, your work is held securely in place. Equipped with a self-sharpening blade, the 534 cutter can handle up to 15 sheets of paper. The blade on this guillotine cutter also features an innovative spring system that will hold the blade at any angle and prevent it from flying up or falling down accidentally. The self-sharpening blade is made from German Solingen steel and maintains a perfectly honed edge every time it is used. With a cut length of 18, the Dahle 534 Professional Guillotine is the perfect tool for cutting paper, card stock, and illustration paper.