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Logan Graphic Products 450-I Artist Elite Mat Cutter 40 in.

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  • Cut Easily with Straight Cutter Elite & Pull Style Bevel Cutter
  • Fully Adjustable to Suit your Professional needs
  • Equipped with Parallel Mat Guide, Scaled measuring bar, Hinging Guide Rail & Production Stops for Precision
  • Vinyl Covered 40-Inch Capacity Base Board Mat Cutter
  • Includes Free Set Up & Information DVD, as well as Creating Matting Guide & Five Extra Blades.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches ; 7.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004V8YA5S
  • Item model number: 450-1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,170 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

An economical, all purpose, 40 in. (101cm) mat cutting system capable of cutting full 32 in. x 40 in. (81.3cm x 101.6cm) sheet of matboard. Includes parallel mat guide for setting border widths up to 4 1/4 in. (10.8cm), 90 degree squaring bar for true corners, straight cutting head, and bevel cutting head. Designed for artists, photographers, crafters, and framers. Includes creative matting instructions and five extra blades. Contains a tan baseboard surface, more comfortable aluminum guide rail, improved squaring bar for true corners,scaled production stop, quick release mat guide knobs, built-in carry handle in box. Bevel Cutting Head has start and stop indicator, high performance pivot-and-pull blade action, adjustable blade depth, anti-crawl button prevents creep, patented blade slot, uses Logan 270 blade. Straight Cutting Head has three blade settings (safety, matboard, foamboard), larger, ergonomic, comfortable handle, start and stop indicator, safety blade cover, uss Logan 270 blade.

Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 12, 2012
The Artist Elite 450 is a well made matt cutter. It is easy to use. The cost of the product is high for what you get. And be aware, the company will NOT sell you replacement parts. You MUST ship the entire unit back to them for repair. This absurd, given the skill level required to perform any part replacement, not to mention the two way shipping cost. The unit is shipped with a instructional DVD which I strongly recommend that one watch before using. A good matt cutter, shame the company is unreasonable to deal with.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. M. on November 12, 2011
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This product more than delivers. I watched a couple of the videos on the Logan website and was able to cut perfectly straight lines with perfect corners the first time I tried. It cost just a little more than what I paid for one profession 22 X 28 inch framing. The mats I've cut look just as good. If you plan on doing a lot of matting, I highly recommend the Logan Artist Elite 450.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Garner on January 19, 2013
After I got my DSLR, I suddenly had a lot of pictures I wanted to frame and mat and it was getting really expensive to pay someone to do all that for me. Now, even if I buy a pre-made frame, I can still do my own matting and make a storebought frame look like an expensive custom job.

A lot of my prints come out as large as 24x36, so I wanted to get the biggest mat cutter I could afford. I've never wished I had a larger one than this, though finding a place to use and store it was a little challenging at first. It's fairly heavy, so I've just got it sitting on the edge of a large table. When it's not in use I pop off one of the rulers and it drops down to about 10" in width.

Using it couldn't be easier. One cutter trims your mat to size, and another cutter cuts on an angle for a finished look around the inside. There are rulers galore, and at least on mine, they are very accurate with the 0 mark right where it needs to be. You'll still need a ruler of your own for the odd measurement, but the ones built in will cover you 90% of the time. Between them and the stops built onto the rail, you'll look like a genius after your first mat or two.

If you've got the room, get this cutter. If you don't, get the biggest one you can fit.
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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Polar on February 5, 2012
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Basically it isn't a bad product, but the company is very deceitful in their advertising. I thought that my choice would be a wise one because of the Logan name. The name Logan means nothing; it is the country that the product is made in like China. As usual beware of the claim by a company that says it is "New and Improved" because it really means that 'We have found a way to cheapen the product without making it total crap.' The bevel cutter works okay, but the straight cutter is not the same one pictured in the advertising or on the box. The "new and improved" version is made of plastic, except for the blade and the handle is nothing more than a short round piece of plastic and not the one on the package that looks substantial and has a finger grip configuration to the design. I would suggest to the prospective buyer to purchase the next higher Mat Cutter, but I am not sure if the quality will be there either.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By subdude on December 19, 2012
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This cutter works fine for hobby work. I think it's a good deal and a good product. Cut 8-ply material nicely. Would recommend to anyone who wants to cut a few mats and simple windows.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CLW on January 16, 2013
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Expected quite a bit after research and it hasn't disappointed yet. Wife started painting and I said I'd do her mat cutting and framing (wondering what I was getting into). The video made the learning experience easy (even for double matting), but the Elite Mat Cutter is the real star - bevel and straight cuts quick and really look professional (straight cuts take a bit of pressure).

Since mat paper is cheaper when you buy it in larger pieces, the 40" size is real useful.

Would recommend it to anyone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rick on May 9, 2013
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Had never done this before but always wanted to try. This cutter makes it easy for anyone to do a top-notch job. The first week I got it, I double-matted a 36" x 24" frame, a 40" x 28" frame, and a couple of 8" x 10" frames. All came out perfect. The only downside is all the requests you'll get from friends and neighbors to frame their pictures. Mat cutter and accessories are durable and well-made, and the accompanying instructions and DVD make learning a snap. You'll never go to a professional frame shop again. Guaranteed.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By But I'm feeling much better now... on November 14, 2012
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I find my self cutting mats by hand using a steel ruler and an X-Acto knife instead of using this cutter. I also do straight cut mats by hand. All this does fairly well is bevel cuts.

The squaring arm on this cutter is a metal piece that gets pressed down into a slot in the composite wood base. It wobbles. A large piece of mat board can be off by over a half an inch just from the wobbling, and it's really difficult to be pressing it against the squaring arm and the stop piece and holding down the cutter all at the same time. I would glue it down in the correct position, but then I'd never be able to put the cutter away. The first large piece I went to square according to their directions just kept getting smaller and smaller and never did square up. I ended up running out and buying a T-Square and long metal ruler to square the board(s). Then I discovered that the individual mats I was cutting also were not square, so I also do that manually. Then I found out that the straight cutter is terribly inaccurate with start and stop points, so once again I now do that manually.

About the only thing this does well is cut beveled edges, and with that you have to be super careful to get the start and stop points right.

I think that if you're doing a lot of mats you should get a better one, and if you're only doing a few you should stick to the manual way of doing things. If you're going to do a lot once in a while like I am, this might work out, but be prepared for a long learning curve and a lot of wasted material.
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