Welcome to Kitmondo, your trusted source for premium used industrial machinery. Our range includes versatile and high-performance three-knife trimmers, ideal for various applications in the printing industry.

Priced between €10,000 and €50,000, our three-knife trimmers are designed for precision trimming of books, brochures, and other printed materials. Key features include high-speed operation, adjustable cutting sizes, automated controls, and durable construction.

We proudly offer machinery from leading manufacturers such as Wohlenberg, Muller Martini, and Polar. Each piece of equipment undergoes rigorous testing and inspection to ensure top performance and longevity.

Choosing pre-owned industrial machinery from Kitmondo means you get the best value for your investment without compromising on quality or performance. Trust us to elevate your printing operations to new heights of productivity. Explore our extensive range today and let us assist you in finding the perfect three-knife trimmer for your industrial needs.

Horizon HT-70 Three knife trimmer Hot deal


Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Min. untrimmed length 148 mm
Max. trimmed length 300 mm
Max. untrimmed width 330 mm
Min. untrimmed width 105 mm
Max. trimmed width 300 mm

The Challenge CMT-330 Three knife trimmer

Year: 2009

Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Min. untrimmed length 177.8 mm
Min. trimmed length 147.8 mm
Max. untrimmed width 241 mm
Min. untrimmed width 171.4 mm
Min. trimmed width 101.6 mm

HORIZON HT-70 Three knife trimmer

Year: 2003

Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Min. untrimmed length 148 mm
Max. trimmed length 300 mm
Max. untrimmed width 330 mm
Min. untrimmed width 105 mm
Max. trimmed width 300 mm

Challenge CMT-330-B Three knife trimmer

Year: 2010

Min. untrimmed length 178 mm
Max. trimmed length 307 mm
Min. trimmed length 148 mm
Min. untrimmed width 127 mm
Max. trimmed width 328 mm
Min. trimmed width 100 mm

Horizon HT-70 Three knife trimmer

Year: 2000

Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Min. untrimmed length 148 mm
Max. trimmed length 300 mm
Max. untrimmed width 330 mm
Min. untrimmed width 105 mm
Max. trimmed width 300 mm

Challenge CMT-130B Three knife trimmer

Year: 2013

Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Min. untrimmed length 171 mm
Max. untrimmed width 241 mm
Min. untrimmed width 178 mm

Challenge CMT-330 Three knife trimmer

Year: 2005

Max. untrimmed length 330 mm
Max. trimmed length 307 mm
Max. untrimmed width 330 mm
Max. trimmed width 328 mm

CHALLENGE CMT-130B Three knife trimmer

Year: 2013

Three-sided cutter CP BOURG CHALLENGE CMT-130B from 2013 Very good condition. Date of 2013. Comes with : book feeder vertical stacker A set of two steel blades one carbide blade for CMT 130 CHALLENGE cutter Possibility to sell a Thermorelieur CP Bourg BB3002 EVA with this cutter. Min. Trimmed Book Size (spine length x book width): 5.82" x 4" / …

Used Horizon HT-30 C Three knife trimmer

Year: 2012

Max. untrimmed length 235 mm
Min. untrimmed length 200 mm
Max. trimmed length 230 mm
Max. untrimmed width 320 mm
Min. untrimmed width 134 mm
Max. trimmed width 305 mm

Sperr & Lechner Splek Hydromat Three knife trimmer

Year: 1999

Max. untrimmed length 460 mm
Min. untrimmed length 70 mm
Set of knives 3
Max. untrimmed width 350 mm
Min. untrimmed width 50 mm

Kolbus TR 160 Three knife trimmer

Year: 1999

Kolbus TR 160 splitting saw Manufacturer Kolbus Type TR 160 Year 1999 Specifications Kolbus TR 160 splitting saw, for splitting two-up book blocks of perfect bound or thread sewn books and brochures. To be used in book production ines in front of a three knife trimmer.Equipped with infeed belt from right side Maximum book size: 305 x 510 mm Minimum …

Exploring the World of Three-Knife Trimmers in the Kitmondo Printing Machinery Marketplace

At Kitmondo, we connect industry professionals with premier industrial machinery solutions. Among our diverse selection, the Printing Machines category includes vital equipment such as Three-Knife Trimmers. Let's dive into the details of these machines, their significance, and why Kitmondo stands as the go-to marketplace for buying or selling them.

What are Three-Knife Trimmers?

Three-knife trimmers are precision cutting machines used in the printing and bookbinding sectors to simultaneously trim three edges of a book or magazine. These machines are integral for high-volume production, ensuring accuracy and efficiency during the final trimming phase. A three-knife trimmer typically cuts the top, bottom, and front edges of stacked printed materials in a single operation, yielding a neat and professional finish.

Varieties of Three-Knife Trimmers

  • Manual Three-Knife Trimmers: Operated manually and ideal for small-scale operations with lower production volumes.
  • Semi-Automatic Three-Knife Trimmers: Combine manual loading with automated trimming, perfect for medium production levels.
  • Fully Automatic Three-Knife Trimmers: Automate the entire trimming process, including loading, positioning, and cutting, making them suitable for high-volume production lines.
  • CNC Three-Knife Trimmers: Utilize computer numerical control for precise adjustments and rapid operation, ensuring consistent and accurate trims.

The Kitmondo Advantage: Buying & Selling Three-Knife Trimmers

Navigating the used industrial machinery market can be daunting, but Kitmondo streamlines the process. Here are the key benefits of purchasing through us:


Investing in new three-knife trimmers can be a significant expense, especially for small businesses or start-ups. Kitmondo offers these machines at a fraction of the cost of new ones, providing excellent value for money. Our listings typically range from €5,000 to €50,000, depending on factors like age, brand, condition, and features.

Quality Assurance

Every machine listed on Kitmondo undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to ensure it is in excellent working condition. This rigorous vetting process guarantees that even pre-owned machinery meets high standards of quality and reliability.

Market Reach

Three-knife trimmers are essential for efficient trimming operations in the printing and bookbinding industries. Whether you’re buying or selling, Kitmondo provides a reliable platform that ensures convenience and value. Join us in advancing printing technology – where tradition meets innovation.

Benefits of Using Three-Knife Trimmers

These machines offer numerous advantages, making them indispensable in the printing industry:

  • High Efficiency: Enable high-speed trimming of large volumes of printed materials, significantly boosting productivity and reducing manual labor.
  • Precision: Ensure precise and uniform trimming, resulting in a clean and professional finish for books, magazines, and other printed materials.
  • Versatility: Handle various types and sizes of printed materials, making them valuable assets for diverse printing projects.
  • Cost Savings: By automating the trimming process, these machines reduce labor costs and improve overall productivity, leading to long-term cost savings.
  • Consistent Quality: Provide uniform and consistent trims, maintaining product quality and reducing variability in production.

Key Specifications of Three-Knife Trimmers

When assessing these machines, several critical parameters are essential to ensure they meet specific requirements:

  • Trimming Speed: The speed at which the machine can trim books or stacks of printed materials, typically measured in cycles per minute (CPM).
  • Maximum Book Size: The largest dimensions of the books or printed materials the machine can handle.
  • Knife Adjustment: The ease and precision of adjusting the knives, impacting the accuracy and quality of the trim.
  • Automation Level: The degree of automation, from manual to fully automated (CNC).
  • Cutting Force: The power and efficiency of the cutting mechanism.
  • Feeding Mechanism: The type of feeding mechanism (manual, semi-automatic, automatic) used to load the printed materials into the machine.

Applications for Three-Knife Trimmers

These versatile machines find applications across multiple areas due to their high-quality trimming capabilities:

  • Bookbinding: For trimming books to ensure clean and even edges.
  • Magazine Production: For trimming magazines and other periodicals to achieve a professional finish.
  • Commercial Printing: For finishing printed products such as catalogs, brochures, and reports.
  • On-Demand Printing: For quickly and accurately trimming books and printed materials to meet customer demands.
  • Packaging Inserts: For trimming inserts and other printed materials used in packaging.

Leading Manufacturers of Three-Knife Trimmers

Several top manufacturers are known for their innovative and high-quality three-knife trimmers:

  • Polar Mohr: Offers advanced three-knife trimmers known for precision and reliability.
  • Muller Martini: Provides efficient and versatile three-knife trimmers for various applications.
  • Wohlenberg: Specializes in robust and precise bookbinding and finishing machinery.
  • Horizon: Provides reliable and efficient three-knife trimmers for the printing industry.
  • Kolbus: Offers high-quality three-knife trimmers designed for precision and efficiency in book production.
  • Heidelberg: Specializes in versatile and efficient printing and finishing machinery.


Three-knife trimmers are invaluable assets in the printing industry, providing high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient solutions for trimming books, magazines, and other printed materials. Whether for bookbinding, magazine production, commercial printing, on-demand printing, or packaging inserts, these machines ensure superior product quality and compliance with industry standards. With Kitmondo's support, acquiring or selling three-knife trimmers becomes a seamless and reliable process, allowing businesses to focus on producing exceptional printed products.