Mine also works the same way. If I don't pull the blade inward when it comes down, the paper just folds. However, I think this might be due to the fact it had to be repaired last year. One teacher tried to cut a large stack of paper, and thus the arm fell off! My admin sent it out and thank goodness it was fixed (somewhat). Just glad it works ...it was so hard without it!
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From: Pam Smith
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: paper cutters
I tried to do that on mine and need different tools than I have. Problem is
I don't know what tools I need. I works as long as I apply inward pressure
when I am moving the blade down.
Received from Karen Barhorst, 11/1/03 5:41 AM
> Does anyone know how to tighten the blade on classroom papercutter so the
> paper dosen't fold along the edge of the board?