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Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8")

B&H # DAT14 Mfr # 550
You Pay: $124.00
Product Highlights
  • Self-Sharpening, Steel Blade
  • Plastic Blade Housing
  • Auto Paper Clamp
  • Adjustable Backstop
  • Can Be Wall Mounted
  • Inch and Metric Measurements

The Dahle 550 14-1/8" Professional Rolling Trimmer is a large format trimmer seen in engineering departments, framing shops, galleries and schools around the world. It quickly and effortlessly cuts large workpieces to precise size. Its features include ground upper and lower steel blades along with an automatic paper clamp. The rugged base helps maintain its stability while the clearly marked surface grid gives you precise registration points.

As with all Dahle Rotary Trimmers, safety is ensured by totally enclosing the blade in a plastic housing. For larger pieces (or even for small ones), this trimmer can be wall mounted for even more exact cuts.  

Self-sharpening blade cuts in either direction
See-through paper clamp
Sturdy metal base
Preprinted grid lines (on models 550-554)
Can be wall mounted
Optional paper roll holder available
Optional floor stands available (models 556 and 558 only)
Cut Length 14-1/8" (36cm)
Capacity 20 sheets
Dimensions 21.75 x 14.13" (55.2 x 36cm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8")
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Defects in Manufacturing, Materials and Assembly
  • One-Year Warranty on the Cutting Blades
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    Dahle550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8")
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (13)
    • Easy to load photos (8)
    • Attractive (7)
    • Clean edges (3)
    • Cuts straight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & white photos (4)
      • Scrapbooking (4)
      • Traditional prints (4)
      • Display (3)
      • High volume (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Style and purpose

      The Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer was a wise purchase when compared to the competition.The quality of the workmanship is outstanding, the blade is self-sharpening and glides effortlessly along the rail.The safety blade guard...Read complete review

      The Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer was a wise purchase when compared to the competition.The quality of the workmanship is outstanding, the blade is self-sharpening and glides effortlessly along the rail.The safety blade guard keeps the blade away from your fingers and makes it safe to operate.When you place your sheet of paper on the trimmer, the moment you glide the blade, the transparent clamp secures the paper in place to prevent movement during the cut.The result is a sharp, clean cut with outstanding results in a package that delivers.[...]!This product is great for crafts and other projects.If you own a printer and a laminator, you really need this product to compliment and complete your investment.This product also makes a great gift!Recommended: Yes

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A huge box

      The trimmer is great. I can't resist giving it 3 stars b/c of the excessive box and abundant of cardboard/paper used to ship the thing. It's very well built. One of...Read complete review

      The trimmer is great. I can't resist giving it 3 stars b/c of the excessive box and abundant of cardboard/paper used to ship the thing. It's very well built. One of the magnets, though, that help keep the sliding horizontal bar you see in the picture (facing the cutter) came off - so I have to glue it back in (not a big deal). The cutter is smooth and sharp and the device seems to be well made. I would have looked at another device if I knew how it was packed - I very much value when companies do their part for the environment. Oh... the thing is easy to move around but it still feels solid.

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      5.0

      Professional Quality

      By Bob

      from Flagstaff, AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Load Photos
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

          I got tired of trimming my prints with a straight edge and razor knife. This is soooo much better.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Shave the butt off a gnat!

          By A Page Is Turned

          from Parker, CO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

              We purchased the 507 model, but we were not happy with it, because the amount of cutting we do. So we sent it back and ordered the 550, which we should have done in the first place. It's well worth the difference in price, just for the frustration it will save! Ed's first comment after trying it was "This could shave the butt off a gnat!" He didn't use the word 'butt', but this wouldn't let me use the "A" word!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Fantastic trimmer

              By Carl Stammerjohn

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                  We've owned the trimmer for about a year now and it has never let us down. We use it for cardstock and photos and it always makes clean cuts. Trimming event the tinyest amount yields a clean cut. My wife was concerned about the cost, but was quickly convinced that this was a great purchase. She raves about it everytime she uses it.

                  My only complaint is that even though there's an inch scale for the stop, the lines on the base are in centimeter intervals. The workaround is to align the paper a set distance, parallel to one of the centimeter lines, instead of on an inch line.

                  My only regret is that we didn't buy a larger version; when used with our 13" printer for 13 x 19 paper, I can't make the 19" cut. I have to use a straightedge and utility knife. We may have to buy another...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By GHJA

                  from Chicago, Il

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Load Photos
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & White Photos
                    • Display
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                    Precise. Lightweight. Professional

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A good purchase

                    By Hal

                    from Palmyra, VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • A Good Easy To Use Cutter
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cutting And Trimming Phot

                      Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                      I use the trimmer to resize photo paper and it makes the job very easy. The cuts are so clean that you can't tell which edge was cut.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      550 Trimmer

                      By Debby

                      from Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Load Photos
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                          I only had it for a few days before I was traveling for the holidays so didn't get to use it much. However, it seemed to work well for cutting my photo cards and I look forward to using it on my return home in February.

                          Thank you B & H

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          A huge box

                          By Brad

                          from Victoria, BC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Load Photos
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                              The trimmer is great. I can't resist giving it 3 stars b/c of the excessive box and abundant of cardboard/paper used to ship the thing. It's very well built. One of the magnets, though, that help keep the sliding horizontal bar you see in the picture (facing the cutter) came off - so I have to glue it back in (not a big deal). The cutter is smooth and sharp and the device seems to be well made. I would have looked at another device if I knew how it was packed - I very much value when companies do their part for the environment. Oh... the thing is easy to move around but it still feels solid.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Extremely happy with my purchase

                              By LL HART

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Highly recommended
                              • No ragged edges
                              • Sharp cuts
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Detailed cuts
                                • Photo trimming

                                Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                I am an amatuer photographer and print alot of my own pictures. I bought a rolling blade trimmer and was really disappointed. The cuts weren't straight, the edges were ragged on the cuts, and just not worth the money I had spent. I went online and did some research and this trimmer fit the bill. I am extremely happy with this product. Perfect edges and the ability to cut slivers so small you can't even measure them. It is well constructed and so far it excedes expectations. It is a little more money than some others but well worth it. If you do any kind of photo trimming and need detailed sharp edges then this is the perfect trimmer.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fantastic Accurate Trimmer

                                By Bluevalkyrie

                                from MA

                                About Me Midrange Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clean Edges
                                • Cuts Straight
                                • Good Cutting Capacity
                                • Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High Volume
                                  • Low Volume
                                  • Office
                                  • Scrapbooking

                                  Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                  I needed a rolling trimmer to cut 180lb laminated cardstock. I first bought a Carl, but I have been unable to cut very thin slices, the cardstock slides and I end up with a wavy cut. My new Dahle is AMAZING, it slices tiny slivers of the cardstock with an absolute straight edge. I love it!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Style and purpose

                                  By TechTalkGuy

                                  from Near New York City

                                  About Me Budget Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Affordable Price
                                  • Clean Edges
                                  • Cuts Straight
                                  • Good Cutting Capacity
                                  • Safety Blade Guard
                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Custom Cuts
                                    • High Volume
                                    • Low Volume
                                    • Office
                                    • Scrapbooking

                                    Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                    The Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer was a wise purchase when compared to the competition.The quality of the workmanship is outstanding, the blade is self-sharpening and glides effortlessly along the rail.The safety blade guard keeps the blade away from your fingers and makes it safe to operate.When you place your sheet of paper on the trimmer, the moment you glide the blade, the transparent clamp secures the paper in place to prevent movement during the cut.The result is a sharp, clean cut with outstanding results in a package that delivers.[...]This product is great for crafts and other projects.If you own a printer and a laminator, you really need this product to compliment and complete your investment.This product also makes a great gift!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    Share this review

                                    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Style and purpose

                                    By TechTalkGuy

                                    from Near New York City

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Affordable Price
                                    • Clean Edges
                                    • Cuts Straight
                                    • Good Cutting Capacity
                                    • Safety Blade Guard
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Custom Cuts
                                      • High Volume
                                      • Low Volume
                                      • Office
                                      • Scrapbooking

                                      Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                      The Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer was a wise purchase when compared to the competition.The quality of the workmanship is outstanding, the blade is self-sharpening and glides effortlessly along the rail.The safety blade guard keeps the blade away from your fingers and makes it safe to operate.When you place your sheet of paper on the trimmer, the moment you glide the blade, the transparent clamp secures the paper in place to prevent movement during the cut.The result is a sharp, clean cut with outstanding results in a package that delivers.[...]!This product is great for crafts and other projects.If you own a printer and a laminator, you really need this product to compliment and complete your investment.This product also makes a great gift!Recommended: Yes

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic trimmer

                                      By Dennis

                                      from Boise, ID

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Load Photos
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Archive
                                        • Black & White Photos
                                        • Display
                                        • Traditional Prints

                                        Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                        I have a photography business and have owned several trimmers over the years. This is the best trimmer I have ever owned. It is extremely well made, cuts precisely (even a thin sliver), and is very easy to use. I especially like the pressure plate that holds the paper firmly while cutting. With it's solid construction and self sharpening blade, I expect it to last for years. I highly recommend this product.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Works well and no pesky replacement mats

                                        By vtmtns

                                        from burlington, vt

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • T-guide not always square

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Scrapbooking

                                        Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                        Slices through heavy photo paper, accurately! Self sharpens, and does not use a sacrificial mat like some other rottary cutters out ther.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Dahle 550

                                        By KKTC

                                        from Albuquerque, NM

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Cutting straight lines

                                          Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                          I use it to cut greeting cards and components, trim photos,and for scrap booking.

                                          It is precise, accurate, and very well marked for measuring in English or metric.

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                                          5.0

                                          Five stars

                                          By Doc

                                          from New Jersey

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Easy To Load Photos
                                          • Fast clean simple
                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Well Organized

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Archive
                                            • Black & White Photos
                                            • Display
                                            • Traditional Prints

                                            Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                            I decided to print years worth of photos stored on my computer and put them in an album. After trimming the first 75 photos carefully with a scissors, I wondered if those treasured family moments were worth the trouble. There had to be a better way. Searching the net I found the Dahle 550 trimmer and read the reviews and ordered it from B&H. I had about 100 8.5" X 11" photos printed from my computer, each page with multiple photos that needed trimming. I sat down and made about a thousand cuts in less than an hour. The trimmer was complete right out of the box. It's wonderful. Buy it!

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                                            5.0

                                            Recommended-Recomended-Recomended

                                            By Walt

                                            from Albuquerque, NM

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Easy To Load Photos
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Well Organized

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Black & White Photos
                                              • Traditional Prints

                                              Comments about Dahle 550 Professional Rolling Trimmer (14-1/8"):

                                              I had wanted to upgrade my print trimmer and had selected the Dahle 550 well over a year ago, but didn't purchase it until a couple of weeks ago. Now I'm kicking myself for waiting. The Dahle 550 is the finest trimmer I've ever used. What I like the most is it's ability to trim off a minute amount of paper to make a very clean edqe. I also like the way it firmly holds the photo for a perfectly straight cut with no fingerprints on the print.

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