Safety is a top priority when Dahle designs its paper cutters and this 560 Professional Guillotine is no exception. The acrylic protective guard not only protects your fingers from being in the wrong place, but when it's depressed, it securely holds your work in place. The blade on this guillotine also features an innovative spring system that will hold the blade at any angle and prevent it from flying up or falling down accidentally. Dahles Professional Guillotines are German engineered for heavier applications. They feature a ground self-sharpening blade made of German Solingen steel. This blade maintains a perfectly honed edge every time it is used. It offers a cutting capacity of up to 25 sheets of paper at a time and is the perfect tool for cutting paper, card stock, and illustration paper. Available in a 13 3/8" cutting length, the Dahle 560 Professional Guillotine is the preferred choice of professional photographers, print shops and graphic design agencies.