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Challenge Spartan 185SA Semi-Automatic Electric Paper Cutter with Stand Zoom

Challenge Spartan 185SA Semi-Automatic Electric Paper Cutter

Item #: 04CHLS185SA

Perfect for quick-print and on-demand workflow levels, the Spartan 185SA semi-automatic paper cutter by Challenge Machinery combines a number of features to offer the highest production speeds, easy set-ups and safe use. A speed averaging about 2.6 seconds per cut makes this electric paper cutter fast and efficient enough to meet the strict demands of your client's jobs, as well as internal jobs. The 185SA cutter has unique "floating fingers" that prevent any paper from being trapped beneath the back gauge, eliminating the hassle of jams. It also features maintenance-free knife bar gibs that require no lubrication and are extremely wear resistant, virtually eliminating the replacement of expensive knife holders. A very bright red LED cutting line indicates exactly where the blade will hit your paper, offering you a precise and clear view of the final cut location. The knife height can be adjusted for different jobs without taking apart the machine with a simple adjustment knob and allen key. The rear table is covered with a permanent clear safety shield while the front safety shield will prevent the machine from running while open, and will automatically pop-up after each cut, eliminating that previously manual step. The paper clamp is controlled by the wheel on the top of the machine, so you can choose the best pressure for even sensitive paper types. The wheel on the front of the machine controls the back gauge, while a digital read-out screen provides measurements so you can set the machine easily to your exact specifications. Cutting is only possible when both cut buttons are pressed at the same time, offering even further safety for your users. With the capability to cut paper up to 17 ½" wide, and stacks up to 3" thick, the 185SA Spartan cutter is a great choice to buy online. Included with your purchase is a stand with rolling castors, two high speed steel knifes, three cutting sticks, one jogging block aid, a tool kit and a knife change safety holder. 

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Product Description


The Challenge Spartan 185S-A Electric Semi-Automatic Paper Cutter is a sleek, strong, 18" table-top machine perfect for the professional office, copy center, in-plant, and on-demand printing environments. Holding true to the Challenge tradition, the Spartan 185S-A,is engineered and manufactured to the highest of safety standards available in the world. Safety shields cover the front and rear tables. The front-side cut buttons require two hands to simultaneously activate the cut cycle.

Spartan 185-SA Semi-Automatic Cutter Features:

  • Manual Clamping: The hand wheel design provides a strong clamping force resulting in high quality cuts.
  • Manual Backgauge Control: Hand Wheel Control
  • LED Digital Backgauge Position Indicator: With ±0.01” (±0.1mm) backgauge accuracy - provides for easier operator interface, higher productivity, and easier repeatable accuracy than a hard to read indicator on a scale as is used with other brands.
  • Laser Red LED Cut Line Light: produces a bright easy to see cut line.
  • Safe: two-hand push button controls and front and rear table safety shields.
  • Auto-Releasing Front Safety Shield: automatically pops open after each cut cycle is completed. This unique benefit eliminates the need for the operator to manually lift the front shield in order to retrieve or adjust the stock after a cut providing increased productivity and operator ease-of-use.
  • Durable: Heavy-Duty steel, cast iron, and cast aluminum construction gives the cutter "Challenge" durability.
  • Maintenance Free: the LED cut-line light and UHMW Gibs result in the SPARTAN 185 being virtually maintenance-free with lifetime durability. UHMW Gibs on front and back of knife bar require zero maintenance and have lifetime durability. It also eliminates lubricant on knife bar that can spoil stock.


Item # 04CHLS185SA
Manufacturer Challenge Machinery Company
Manufacturer Part Number 185SA
Brand Name Spartan
Operating Method Semi-Automatic
Included Supplies & Accessories 1 Stand with Casters, 2 High Speed Steel Knives, 3 Cutting Sticks, 1 Jogging Aid, 1 Tool Kit, 1 User Manual, 1 Knife Change Safety Holder Assy
Power Voltage 120V 60Hz, Single Phase AC
Speed 2.6 Seconds/ Cut
Castors Yes
Dimensions 41" L x 32-1/4" W x 52-3/4" H
Manufacturer's Warranty Limited 1 Year Parts
Size 17 ½"
Capacity 3" Thick Stack
Shipping Weight (lbs) 700
Shipping Information This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). Free dock to dock truck shipping is available for qualifying orders. It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.

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