The Challenge Machinery Company

The Challenge Machinery Company has been an innovator in cutting equipment for almost 150 years.  Our achievements include the invention of the original paper cutter in 1887, the first paper drilling machine, the first hydraulic paper cutter, the first programmable paper cutter, and more recently the first fully automated programmable three-knife book trimmer.


Challenge Products

Paper Cutters

Champion, Titan, & Spartan Models


Book Trimmers

CMT-130 & CMT-330 Book Trimmers


Paper Drills

Single and Multi-Spindle Models


Cornering Machines

Manual and Hydraulic Models


Paper Joggers

iJOG, Handy-Jog, & Combination Joggers


Padding Presses

PaddyWagon & Handy-Padder Models


Lifting and Handling

PowerLift II, PakRak, & Handy-Cart


Where to Buy

Find a Dealer/Distributor in your area:


Customer Support

Manuals/Year-Built/Support Status

Download manuals for your Challenge product and also determine year of manufacture and factory support status.


Common Spare Parts List (pdf) - A list of commonly ordered parts and consumables.

Rev 21, updated: August, 2017


Software Updates - Download the latest software for your programmable Challenge product.


Operating and Safety Tips - Safely get the most from your Challenge Product.


Warranty Registration Form - Register your recently purchased equipment on-line.


MSDS Downloads - Oils, lubricants, and other materials used in our products




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About Challenge

Challenge History - A rich heritage, an exciting future...


Our Mission - "To design, manufacture, and market products that provide our customers the best total value..."


Testimonials - See what our customer are saying about us.


NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing, and Converting Technologies.


Careers at Challenge


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Upcoming Events

Trade Shows and Open Houses - A list of upcoming trade shows and open houses where you can see our products in person and experience them hands-on.



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