The 15" Classic Cut lite is a medium use paper trimmer from Swingline with some nice features for the price. Here's a quick look at some of this machine's strengths and weaknesses.
1. One of the best features of the 15" Classic Cut Lite, is, in fact, its extremely light weight. It is made of a plastic that appears to be extremely durable, but that also makes the machine light and easy to transport from room to room either around the office or your home to wherever you want to use it at any given time. Usually we are not the biggest fan of plastic construction, but Swingline seems to have dome their best to ensure that this machine will last a long time.
2. The cutting capacity of 10 sheets of 20lb stock is pretty decent for such a small machine too. This trimmer also does a very good job when you are working with heavier stocks such as bond paper, construction paper as well as card stock and photographs.
3. The blade of the 15" CC Lite appears to be very well constructed, and designed to last you a great many years. It is set up to sharpen itself as it is being used, so unless you go all crazy and decide to start cutting wire with it, the blade could very well last for the life of the machine.
4. There are some nice safety features on the 15" CC Lite as well. The blade can be latched down when the machine is not being used or when is is being moved around, and there is a sturdy guard rail on the table that keeps fingers well away from the cutting blade when it is in action.
5. One other nice feature of the 15" CC Lite is the handy alignment grid that includes measurements in both the metric system and in standard US measurements. This helps you greatly in making sure that your cuts are precise, accurate, and properly aligned.
6. The "15 inch cutting length makes cutting letter and legal sizes a breeze, and you will even be able to trim larger custom sheets up to "14 in length if necessary.
7. The ten year warranty is a nice feature as well. It is a good sign that Swingline is offering this length or warranty, as it shows that they have a lot of faith in the abilities of this machine as well.
1. The cutting capacity of the 15" CC Lite is more than adequate for occasional trimming jobs that are up to medium volume. If you are working for a larger organization, however, or one that processes large amounts of paper on a regular basis, you are likely going to want to get a machine that can cut more sheets at once than this one can.
2. Though the overall build of the machine appears to be solid, it is mostly plastic after all, and is thus going to be inherently less durable than a wood or metal machine would be. This shouldn't be too much of a problem, however, if you are careful to operate within the machine's capacity.