Patent Number: 8,818,257

Title: Cutting apparatus and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A cutting apparatus configured to cut a sheet or a sheet bundle includes a cutting blade whose blade surface has a plurality of grooves. In the cutting apparatus, a scraping member enters the grooves provided on the blade surface to scrape off cutting scraps remaining after a cutting operation. Accordingly, the cutting apparatus can scrape off cutting scraps from the cutting blade even if the adhesive force of the cutting scraps is great.

Inventors: Watanabe; Kiyoshi (Matsudo, JP), Hayashi; Kenichi (Abiko, JP), Obuchi; Yusuke (Abiko, JP), Takemasa; Rikiya (Toride, JP), Sekigawa; Akito (Abiko, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018