Vous profiterez encore davantage de nos outils coupants après avoir pris connaissance des caractéristiques propres à chacun. Vous trouvez plus de précisions sur les différents termestechniques que nous employons dans le glossaire mis à votre disposition. Leur compréhensionvous facilite l‘utilisation efficace de nos produits.

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Adhesive tape remover

Some of our cutting tools have an additional adhesive tape remover. Examples: In the SECUMAX COMBI it is a small metal plate integrated into the handle. In the SECUMAX 150, the two outer edges of the scraper area serve this purpose.

Advertising cutter

There is also a advertising cutter variant of many of our cutting tools. In other words, without a MARTOR logo but with space for your logo or your claim. A premium give-a-way for your customers, friends and partners with a high user value and a long life. Ask us for special colours and other specific designs.

Automatic blade retraction

The blade retracts into the handle as soon as it leaves the cutting material.Condition: the slider is not held tight. Safety cutters with automatic blade retraction will be called SECUNORM … in the future.

Blade access

Blade access in our safety cutters with concealed blades determines the gap between handle and nose. It is always narrow enough for your finger not to pass through but also wide enough to be able to work on certain cutting materials.

Blade carrier

The blade is fixed by the blade carrier so that it does not slip. The blade carrier has one or several cams. These fit exactly into the respective blade.

Blade category

We call a specific superordinate group of blades a blade category. The designation takes place according to the shape (e.g. trapezium blade, hooked blade, etc.), area of use (e.g. industrial blade) or function (e.g. scraper blade, de-burring blade).

Blade change button

In certain safety cutters you can press a blade changing button to start blade changing.

Blade changing device

If the safety cutter does not have a button, but another device to change the blade, we talk of - in more general terms - a blade changer.

Blade cover

The blade cover is the small plate on which the blade lies. It holds the blade together with the blade carrier. In many of our cutting tools, you have to lift up the blade cover to change the blade.

Blade extension

The blade extension indicates the maximum length of the blade outside the handle and is usually larger than the cutting depth.

Blade lock

Example: SECUNORM POWERCUT. It has a sliding device with which you can fix the blade when it is fully extended.

Blade slot

The blade slot is at the front of the handle. The blade extends outside the handle here and gets back in again.

Blade with 1 cutting edge/2 cutting edges                                                                        

Depending on whether the blade has 1 or 2 cutting edges, we talk of a blade with 1 cutting edge or 2 cutting edges.


The useful properties of a cutting tool, such as its ergonomic shape or the easy and safe blade change increase your comfort when using it.

Concealed blade

The cutting tool is designed in such a way that the blade is shielded outwardly. The result: a maximum degree of safety for the user. Safety cutters with concealed blades will be called SECUMAX….in the future.

Cutting channel
The blade access (aperture) describes the area between handle and nose, all the way to the beginning of the cutting edge. However, the contact area determined by the cutting channel goes even further. Example SECUMAX 350: the entire area where cutting material comes into contact with the knife - starting at the entrance gate (aperture) between handle and nose across the blade and up to the plastic head of the cutter - is what we call "cutting channel".

Cutting depth

The cutting depth determines how deep the blade can penetrate into the cutting material. Since the cutting depth also depends on the cutting angle, it is usually lower than the blade extension.

Cutting edge

We call the sharpened part of the blade the cutting edge. If we only mean the pointed piece, we talk of the blade tip.

Cutting egdes

Example SECUMAX 150: if the blade is interrupted in the middle, depending on the design, and if two cutting areas are formed because of it, we describe this as cutting edges.

Cutting material

You will work on the cutting material with your cutting tool. Whatever you can cut particularly well with it comes under “main cutting materials”, which could be single or multi-layered cardboard boxes, for example, plastic hoops or certain types of film.

Cutting solutions

Together, our products, performance and services provide the guarantee for safe cutting solutions. Our solutions are always customised to a specific “cutting problem“ , e.g. specific cutting work, a certain cutting environment and/or a special cutting material.

Cutting tools

MARTOR produces and sells cutting tools. To specify a cutting tool in more detail, we use the ending -cutter (cardboard box cutter, belt cutter, de-burring cutter etc.).

Cutting types

In the type of cut, we describe how or for what users use their cutting tool. Examples are: cutting with tension, cutting under pressure, forceful cut or saw cut. The type of cut can also describe the result of cutting, for example, “window cut“ or “removing the cover“.

Cutting work

We call what you use our cutting tools for “cutting work“.

Disposable cutter

Changing blades is not possible with our disposable cutters. You can just dispose of them through the scrap waste system after use.

Double lock cutter

Current examples: SECUPRO MARTEGO, SECUPRO MERAK and SECUNORM MIZAR. All these cutting tools belong to the young product family of innovative double lock cutters. As with tongs, you will find a easily movable lever at the bottom of their handles. You can release the blade very comfortably with it.

Easier and safer blade changing

Most of our cutting tools are re-usable cutters. We have made blade changing as easy and safe as possible, so that you will not hurt yourself while doing so. And so that no blades get lost while changing them.

Ergonomic shape

If a cutting tool has been designed so that it is especially pleasant to hold it, we describe it as having an “ergonomic shape“ or being “ergonomically shaped“.


The eyelet is at the back of the handle. You can pull a strap through it to attach your cutting tool.

Fitted blade

The blade with which the cutting tool is normally supplied is the fitted blade.

Fixing screw

Example SECUNORM MULTISET: You can vary the cutting depth adjustment with the fixing screw.

For right and left hander

If a cutter can be used just as well by right and left hander, we highlight it in the form mentioned.

Fully automatic blade protection cap

SECUPRO LEWIS is a special case: the blade does not retract after cutting. Still, you benefit from a high degree of safety. Because instead, a blade protection cap snaps into place in front of the blade as soon as it leaves the cutting material, without you having to do anything else.

Fully automatic blade retraction

The blade retracts into the handle as soon as it leaves the cutting material - even if the slider (or lever) is held tight. Safety cutter with fully automatic blade retraction will be called SECUPRO…in the future.

Fully automatic protective bracket

Special case: SECUPRO CUT-O-MATIC: as soon as you have finished cutting, a protective bracket opens up in front of the paper tearing hook and makes it harmless. It is fully automatic because this happens without you doing anything.


The handle is the main component of our cutting tools. The slider, lever, buttons, etc. can be found on the handle. The blade or the mechanism that pulls back the blade are concealed in the handle.


The blade in our double lock cutters is not released by a slider but by a lever. You have to operate the lever in the lower handle area for this purpose.

Manual blade retraction

To “defuse“ your cutting tool, you have to pull the blade back into the handle yourself after cutting. This safety level doesn‘t exist in our safety cutters.


You will only find a nose with a concealed blade in our safety cutters. It shields the blade together with the handle. The nose is usually pointed at the front to make piercing easier for you.

One sided/double sided cut

Depending on whether the cutting edge is only sharpened on one side or on both sides, we describe it as a one sided or double sided edge.

Optional blade

You can fit almost all our safety cutters (that are not disposable cutters) with an alternative blade according to requirement. This optional blade can be a hooked blade, for example (instead of the fitted trapezium blade). It can also be stainless steel or TiN coated. Or it will have rounded off corners or blunt tips. Considering the approx. 200 blades in our product range, this is only a small selection of possible variants.

Plastic insert

Example, SECUNORM PROFI or SECUNORM HANDY: the complete inside art of a cutting tool that you have to pull out for blade change. We call it a plastic insert.

Plastic spring

In certain safety cutters, the plastic spring is attached directly to the handle with a concealed blade and protrudes from that point into the area of the blade access. Your job: to keep the cutting material pressed down and to guide it to the blade in this way without jamming and buckling.

Product category

We call a specific superordinate group of cutting tools, product category. We have three of these: 1. Safety cutter, 2. Cutter (fixed cutters, snap-off blade cutters), 3. Special cutters (scalpels, de-burring cutters, scrapers, etc.).

Product family

We call a sub-group of cutting tools connecting a certain characteristic, a product family. These can also be found in various product categories. Examples are: MDP cutters, disposable cutters, advertising cutters, snapoff blade cutters, double lock cutters, etc.

Product range

All the products combined (cutting tools, blades, accessories) form our product range.


The better (faster, safer, more precisely), users cut and the less often they hurt themselves while doing so, the higher their productivity. The company as a whole also benefits from it.

Quality blade

All MARTOR blades are quality blades. Still, there are differences in quality here, which we will tell you about personally, e.g. coated and non-coated.

Safety catch

The safety catch prevents the blade from driving out of the handle unintended. Releasing the blade is usually done with the same element.

Safety knives

Even if we have other high quality cutting tools in our product range: safety knives are our core competency. They are called safety knives because they have a reliable safety technology: the automatic and fully automatic blade retraction and the concealed blade. By using our safety knives the number of cut injuries can be clearly reduced at any work place.

Safety level

We differentiate between four safety levels: simple safety (manual blade retraction), a high degree of safety (automatic blade retraction), a very high degree of safety (fully automatic blade retraction) and maximum safety (concealed blade).

Safety technology

Our safety technology means: manual blade retraction (only in non-safety cutters), automatic blade retraction, fully automatic blade retraction and the concealed blade. 


Most of our safety cutters with automatic or fully automatic blade retraction are fitted with a slider. By pressing the slider to the front, you can release the blade.

Sliding base

In some of our safety cutters with concealed blades, the handle leads into a sliding base. As the name suggests, the bottom of the base slides smoothly over the cutting base. At the same time, the cutting material is lead to the blade over the top of the sliding base.

Soft grip

We describe the soft plastic layer that makes a handle particularly resistant to slipping a soft grip.

Squeeze lever knife
Current examples: SECUPRO MARTEGO, SECUPRO MERAK and SECUNORM MIZAR. All these cutting tools belong to the young product family of innovative squeeze lever knives. As with tongs, you will find an easily movable lever at the bottom of their handles. You can release the blade very comfortably with it.

Used blade container

You will find two different storage containers in our range of accessories, the SAFEBOX and the SAMMELBOX with which you can safely dispose of your used blades.


We like to call anyone working with our cutting tools a “user“.

2-cutting edge/4-cutting edge blades

If you can turn the blade around and use it many times, we call it a 2-cutting or 4-cutting edge blade.

3in1 blade head

Example SECUMAX 150: It has a separate blade head, suitable for three different uses: cutting, scraping, tearing open.

3in1 safety lock

Example SECUNORM MIZAR: This double lock cutter has a unique 3in1 safety catch. You can not only lock and unlock the blade with it, but also introduce safe blade changing.

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