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Beautiful, smooth bevels are easily made with this hand cutter. The blade is adjustable to any angle or depth. Five Dexter #3 blades are included.
Dexter #3 Replacement Blades
Available in packages of five.
™Dexter is a trademark.
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Dexter Mat Cutter
from Santa Fe NM
Comments about Dexter Mat Cutter:
The fact that it cuts both 90 degree angles (i.e. straight cuts), and any other angle within the range of the length of blade and turn of the rod, is wonderful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New Hampshire
I've had a Dexter mat cutter for years, but couldn't find the blades near me - Blick to the rescue!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
took my first art class and learned about the Dexter. Now I spend my days mounting photos of grandchildren. Matts are so easy to cut and have those lovely beveled edges
Actually, I purchased Dexter replacement blades
By Me - the painter
from Conroe, TX
I purchased Dexter replacement blades since they also fit my Alto mat cutter. Alto is apparently out of business, but it's nice they designed their cutter so that other brands will work.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Yeah, my order came in packed well and in good shape.
from Raton, |NM
I've already use some of my order/
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Kimberly Y
from Tampa, FL
It took me WAY too long to figure out how to use this thing, when it's really quite easy. I can't remember if directions just weren't included, or if I threw them away.Hold clear plastic insert in place while turning black knob to loosen. Remove the clear plastic insert, replace it with a blade, use the black knob to tighten.Definitely test it out on a scrap piece of board to understand how to cut with it, and from what direction you'll need to cut. You cut from the back of the mat, to prevent marring of the front, and I placed the blade so I could pull to cut.Using a self healing cutting mat, a t-square and some small clamps on a table, I had absolutely no problems AT ALL with any slippage and my mats are pretty close to perfect. SO PLEASED.This mat cutter is large and very easy to handle - I remember using smaller ones in college to cut mats and they were so finicky and slipped easily. A+++ will use again.
Easy, fast, and good value
By photo Bill
from Troy, Michigan
I actually only purchased replacement #3 blades for this cutter which I have had for decades. Shipment arrived promptly and at a good price. Cutter works wonderfully for small batch quantities and is almost foolproof to use.
from Cumberland, Maine
These are the blades that fit old school Dexter mat cutters. They are just the thing, if that's what you have! I was so happy to find Blick carries them as I couldn't find them locally.
happy w this simple tool
from Santa Rosa
cut very straight, wasn't hard to figure out. A little technique required but not too difficult, just follow the directions and practice on some scrap first. Pays for itself after cutting one big matte. Use the cardboard that your matte is mailed in to cut the matte. anchor with masking tape and have a straightedge.
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
A mat cutter for arthritic hands
By Silver's Staff
from Whitewater, WI
The size and general shape of the Dexter mat cutter gives support to the arthritic joints in my hands. It also allows me to cut free-form curves in mat board that I use in making mat board sculptures. By adding two washers from the hardware store to the back end of the bar that holds the blade and then tightening the screw cap, I am able to fix the blade in a vertical, ninety degree position that easily cuts the desired curves. The Dexter that I had forty years ago and have lost in moving had a taller or longer screw cap and no washer were necessary. I don't remember where that edition was made, but I definitely regret losing it. The one I ordered this year was made in China and I had to add washers to get it to complete the desired tasks.I wish I could order the baldes in packages of twenty-five rather than five. Consider it. Also, note that the blades from the Logan curve cutter that only cuts forty-five degree angles do fit the Dexter. The Logan cutter is smaller, not as easily controlled as the Dexter, and definitely is not a friend of arthritic joints. The Logan blades also come only in packages of five.
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