Logan Compact Classic Mat Cutter
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- This large-capacity precision cutting system creates professional looking beveled mats for all your framing projects
- Features include a 32-inch cutting capacity board
- Works with standard thickness mat board only
- Includes 1 cutting board, mat guide, bevel cutter, straight cut knife
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Top Customer Reviews
This cutter has a straight blade to cut the outer edge of the matte to fit the frame and then a 45 degree angled blade to cut the inner beveled edge. The hardest part is measuring where to cut. After that, you just line up the matte and run the blade along the track. I have used this cutter for close to 100 mattes and the blades are still sharp enough. They show some wear, but I haven't had to replace them yet.
The only caveat is that the beveled blade is only long enough to cut through 4 ply stock (about 1/16 inch). This is the standard matte thickness so it's not a big deal, but some frames come with precut 6 or 8 ply mattes and this cutter can't be used to make the openings bigger.
While you can get precut bevel mats at art stores, I use a Canon PRO-10 photo printer, I do my own digital photography, so I find that the printed photos are usually sizes that the precut mats don't match, so I need a tool like this, both for bevels that fit the pictures and mats cut to fit the art-store frames. A professional-looking bevel-cut mat goes with exhibit-quality prints, and I'm getting that with this cutter.
The unit ships with extra blades and a DVD that includes very helpful instructional videos, though the videos are also on the Logan website along with more material. Calculating the size of bevel cuts is tricky and Logan well-demonstrates how to measure and calculate the cuts.
Logan does sell more elaborate cutters, but for me, someone who does this as a hobby, this particular product is a very good value for the money, saves considerable money in precut art supplies or custom framing, and very well-suited for what I do. Strongly recommend, esp. for hobby photographers or framers.
Precise cuts, accurate cuts, just follow the directions and you will LOVE IT. I know I do. I'm so stoked to have this for decorating the entire house. It doesn't have to be expensive it just has to look deliberate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was looking for a mat cutter to purchase for work to mat a couple pieces of student art work. I was paying out of pocket, so I wanted something nice but not too expensive. Read morePublished 1 day ago by J. Moseley
This produces very professional-looking mats. It took some studying the first day and after that it was smooth sailing.Published 17 days ago by Deborah Morin
Works good but not great. Has some minor issues in the design but give me a few months of use; Maybe I just need to get used to it.Published 1 month ago by Max
I'm very happy with my purchase. It works well, with a little practice. Cuts with precision.Published 2 months ago by Phillip S Kalan
I'm still learning to use this but with practice should improve. It's a very nice kit for a beginner and I probably will never use it a lot but it is wonderful to have for the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Using this to cut mats and 3/16" foam board. Using the Logan 701 straight cutter which works well with this Mat Cutter. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bean
Used it only once so far, but the product worked flawlessly. I'm handy, but had no prior experience, and had no trouble getting a perfect mat cut.Published 4 months ago by A Shire Reeve