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Logan's most popular mat cutter now features a full 32" capacity, enabling users to downsize full sheets of matboard.
The Logan 301-1 Compact Classic cuts mats up to 32" long, and features a parallel mat guide for extra stability and accuracy, an improved push-style bevel cutter, and a #500 mat knife for downsizing.
Five Logan #270 blades are also included.
For use with Logan's handheld Series 2000 and Series 4000 mat cutters, Model 500 Mat Knife, 701-1 Straight Cutter Elite, plus the 424-1 and 440-1 Team System Plus, Compact Classic, 350-1 Compact Elite, 450-1 Artist Elite, and 750-1 and 760-1 Simplex Elite mat cutters.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this thing!
from Cary, NC
Comments about Logan 301-1 Compact Classic Mat Cutter:
Just started framing my own photography...this mat cutter was so easy and did such a nice job that I'm actually going to be using my very first mat for a photograph in a show! YouTube video was spot on!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would recommend this product
I love being able to cut my own mats and it is so easy with this tool.
Surprisingly Easy to Use
from northern wi
Never having cut mats before, I was really tentative about trying this. But I was surprised at how easy and straightforward a process it is with this cutter. Since I don't do huge mats (16x20 would be my largest, and usually 11x14 or 8x10), this cutter is a perfect size for my work. The sale price was excellent and it's money well spent. I'm not perfect at mat cutting, but I'm getting better. I find the smaller window cuts to be most challenging. But I love having the versatility of sizing my work exactly as I want, not having to conform to standard sizes. Logan provides good how-to video support.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Awesome, easy mat cutter!
from Chapel Hill, NC
I was hesitant to buy this mat cutter because I'm not good with precision, but it turned out to be super easy to use, and cuts perfect beveled mats. I would even say it's fun. Watching the short video from the Logan website was key for the set up. It is relief not to need to go to a frame shop every time I need a custom mat size, and obviously a money saver too. I'm cutting the mats for my watercolors that I frame myself, and using crescent ragmat which is beautiful cotton mat board.
Logan Compact Classic Mat Cutter - perfect for our needs
from Seaford, DE
My daughter has collected antique art of unusual sizes. This mat cutter is perfect for matting these items for custom framing.
I'm loving it!
By Mike the CPA
from Rockville, MD
I am an amateur woodworker who makes a fair amount of frames. In the past, I have done beveled mats with a hand tool that took way too much work and sometimes a few re-dos to get it right. I have used this mat cutter on 4 mats so far and it is fantastic-- square uniform cuts with excellent corners and a blade that only requires one pass. I didn't rate it best in category because I don't have the experience with other mat cutters with which to compare. But for my money, this is a really good machine and I recommend to anyone who cuts mats in a home shop. My only beef with this product is that, for bevel cutting, it is designed for right-handed operation. As a lefty, it took me a little practice to get comfortable with doing the cutting with my right hand--but not that hard to get used to.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Art teache s
By Sarah the Art teacher
I use this product to matt student artwork that I display in our school art gallery. It's easy to use, is very precise and makes very clean cuts. The blades are excellent and I don't have to change them often. It's also easy to teach my students to use, as I have them help to matt often. I don't really have any complains about this product. Other teachers I know use this type and brand of Matt cutter, and have suggested the product to me, and I couldn't be happier about my purchase!
Logan Compact Classic Mat Cutter
I am just learning how to frame my own watercolor paintings and was a bit nervous to use a cutter but I followed the directions and watched the video and it worked like a champ! I managed to cut my first beveled mat board without cutting past the mark and or cutting myself. I highly recommend it and look forward to learning to perhaps cut some more fancy designs. I'd like to find a cutter that cuts ovals and circles. I'm on the look out for one but having found one yet.
Great simple mat cutter!
from Parkersburg, WV
This mat cutter is simple to use and great for someone who likes to do their own mounting and mat cutting. I didn't have any problem figuring out how to use it. I've already cut and mounted 40 8x10's with it and hope to do many more! I would buy this again.
I would buy this product again........
from Leominster, MA.
While I clearly intended to use it regularly, upon further research, I never realized the cost of matts and frames would be too expensive. Regretfully, I have returned the matt cutter and blades. (BTW, I was impressed with the quality of the cutter which appeared to be a sturdy piece of equipment and worth the price).
This video will show you how to cut a mat using the Logan Compact Mat Cutter and will explain the features that make it a great and economical choice for your mat cutting needs.
This "do-it-yourself" video explains all the steps of cutting a professional looking mat for your artwork. We begin by showing you a simple formula for measuring a window opening for perfectly even sides — and the best practices for getting clean edges when cutting your matboard.
Visit our YouTube Channel: Blick Videos to watch our full selection of videos!
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