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Challenge 265 and 305 F-Series Back Gauge Tape Measure 5-6-178-F (PPE-T9-305F)_Printers_Parts_&_Equipment_USA

Challenge 265 and 305 F-Series Back Gauge Tape Measure 5-6-178-F (PPE-T9-305F)

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Back Gage Tape Measure for Challenge 265 and 305, style F (F Series) paper cutters.  (equivalent to original Challenge part number 5-6-178F or 5-6-178-F)  These models of guillotine paper cutters were manufactured between 1952 through 1956.  They have machine serial numbers from F-1001 through F-5355.  These can also be know as the Challenge 265-A, 265-B, 265-F, 305-A, 305-B, and 305-F.  All of these models take the same backgauge tape measure.

This part will also fit some of the Challenge Diamond cutters.  Call with your Diamond paper cutter serial number.

This aftermarket scale is made from 5/8" wide spring steel, the same as on the originals.  The overall length is 101 5/16".  This back gauge tape fits all of the Challenge 30.5" and 26.5" F-Series cutters.

This back gauge scale does not fit the Challenge 305 HA or 305HB cutters.  For the Challenge 305 HA or 305 HB paper cutters see our part number T9305HAHB.

For a back gauge tape measure for Challenge 193 cutters see our part number PPET9193.

For a back gauge tape measure for Challenge 230 cutters see our part number PPET9230.

For a back gauge tape measure for Challenge 305 cutters see our part number PPET9305.

For a back gauge tape measure for Challenge 370 cutters see our part number PPET9370.

Different back gauge tape measure lengths, for other models of Challenge Champion paper cutters, can be made to order.  Call or email for information.


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