Measures to secure a patent for the above have been taken by Frederick Hesse, of Bethlehem, Pa. This invention greatly faci litates the manipulations of the artisan who works on such fabrics as paper paste broad, and other like materials. To a platform is secured by set screws an adjustable bed, on which works a sliding stock, whose motion is facilitated by small rollers. The knife or cut ter is attached to a vertical rack which is rais ed or lowered by a pinion, this latter together with the rack and knife being carried by the sliding stock and so placed on it that the han dles which are grasped to move the stock on being turned, cause the ascent or descent of the knife. There is, moreover, a gauge that can be set either parallel or obliquely to the bed.