The principle of the guillotine guarantees perfect cuts.
With the mm scale you can select the length of the reed between 10 and 80 mm. Scraped and unscraped reeds can be cut to any length desired. The adjustable length stop can be preset if you are always using the same lengths. If ever needed, the hardened steel cutting unit can be resharpened.
Even hairthin cuts can be done with precision thanks to the windows, which enable you to view the cutting spot from multiple angles.
The self-arresting reed holder is for oboe and english horn reeds.