In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and established the following test criteria:
- Cut quality
- Number of sheets per cutting operation
To be able to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for the paper cutting machines. First of all, the scope of delivery is checked. DIN A4 paper is used in the test.
Each machine must cut a total of 150-200 sheets. In the first test runs individual sheets are cut. In further tests, it is checked how many sheets the machines can cut at most without loss of quality.
During the runs, the solid state of the equipment is assessed for safety and handling.
In order to rule out errors and to ensure that the equipment is not subjected to the stress of everyday use, each test is carried out in several runs.
The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final mark is then calculated objectively from the test criteria using an algorithm.
Our product selection is based on the observation of the current market. In addition to popular brand products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).
The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.
As soon as new relevant products come on the market, our test field will be expanded to include them. The new products undergo the same tests as already tested devices.