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Logan first introduced the 450 Intermediate+ Mat Cutter (originally the Model 401) in 1998. Offering full-size (40") capacity and a unique, heavy-duty pull-style bevel cutting head, the Intermediate+ is known by artists around the world as an easy, accurate, and value-priced mat cutting system.
Logan's next-generation Model 450-1 Artist Elite Mat Cutter offers even more features, at the same price as the original 450!
The 450-1 Artist Elite features a 40" (101 cm) board, capable of cutting full 32" × 40" (81.3 cm × 101.6 cm) sheets of standard-thickness matboard, a hinged guardrail, a mat guide for border widths from ¾" (2 cm) to 5½" (14 cm), and a heavy-duty pull-style bevel cutter with anti-crawl pin.
Also included are a new adjustable-depth pivoting straight cutter, aluminum channel guides, and a removable 20" (51 cm) measuring bar with a production stop for the straight cutter. The squaring bar holds matboards at a 90° angle for straight cutting. Two guiderail stops are also included for production cutting.
Designed for artists, photographers, crafters, and framers, the Logan 450-1 Artist Elite cuts standard thickness (4-ply or 1.4 mm) mat boards only. Five #270 Blades are included.
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Easy to use, this will save me framing money!
By Watercolor Mary
from Tucson, AZ
Comments about Logan 450-1 Artist Elite Mat Cutter:
I have been using this mat cutter for about a month now; it is easy and straight forward to use, with a little bit of a learning curve (I did waste part of one 32x40 mat the first time out ;)) Change your blades frequently and you should have no problems. I did have the advantage of taking a framing and matting class where we got to use a Logan cutter, that helped me to choose this mat cutter over some of the others.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent choice for easy mat cutting
By nick in time
from Burlington VT
Have not had a chance to do any major project but the few I have went well. Easy set up.. Just remember to separate the blades as they are thin and I did not realize there were two so took a while to load the cutter.
I would buy it again!
from Colville, WA.
As an artist, purchasing a matt cutter was a no-brainer as it has already paid for itself with just the matting and framing of two drawings. This is a great deal and I would recommend this product. The only downside that I found was that I felt it would have been helpful to have a DVD of product usage included in the box instead of expecting the purchaser to download the informational DVD on the computer. Not everyone has a good working computer. But, all in all, I am quite pleased.
By Museum Professional
I make signs for museum exhibits and this is perfect for the job! Cuts precisely so I only need to do the job once.
Why did I wait?
from Indianapolis, IN
So useful for cutting so many things square and clean. Goes thru matt board like butter! Square any paper.
I checked Michael"s and Hobby Lobby and this was an by far
By Norma the artist!
from Suwanee, Ga.
The instructions were great.Thanks
I love it. It's what I needed.
By Dolphin girl
from Fremont, Ca.
Because I do my own art work and mat; I am shocked at myself for not investing in it years ago. Best investment I have made. I am sure it will pay for itself. The nice thing is, I can do custom cuts. No more waisting art paper to make fit into pre cut mats. It did take 2 of us to put it together; but we did.
Simple to use, works great
from Oak Forrest, IN
Works like a dream once you get the swing of it
from Dana Point, CA
For a person who has not used a mat cutter other than a hand held, it has worked perfectly. Easy to set up and like the instruction videos. Cut a double mat yesterday and it is perfect. I have a lot of art work to be framed, so it is more for personal use. Great price and will definitely pay for itself.
Good product, good service
from Altamonte Springs, FL
Bought for my son to use to mat his artwork. He is very pleased with the quality.
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.
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