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The process of evening the edges of a signature using a board cutter.
trimming board cutter ruler cutting guide gauge table clamp blade lever fixed blade cutting blade

board cutter click to hear

Piece of equipment used to make square cuts in paper, cardboard, transparencies, etc.

ruler click to hear

Graduated scale used to measure length.

cutting guide click to hear

Groove in which the gauge moves along the ruler.

gauge click to hear

Movable square parallel to the fixed blade for adjusting the position and dimensions of a signature.

table click to hear

clamp click to hear

Piece lowered onto the signature to keep it in place under pressure.

blade lever click to hear

Arm used to raise and lower the cutting blade.

fixed blade click to hear

Fixed blade attached to the board cutter table.

cutting blade click to hear

Blade that moves vertically to cut signature edges.