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The Logan Simplex Classic is a full-featured, artist-quality mat cutter at an economy price!
Used by thousands of artists worldwide, the Simplex Classic is an all-purpose mat-cutting tool that makes both bevel and straight cuts. Available with either a 40" (102 cm) or 60" (152 cm) capacity, this board-mounted cutting system includes the following features:
The Logan 550-1 and 560-1 Simplex Classic Mat Cutters use Logan #270 blades.
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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By Photo Phramer
from Boulder CO
Comments about Logan 550-1 and 560-1 Simplex Classic Mat Cutters:
I'd get another one. The production stops aren't as useful as I'd hoped, but the squaring arm works well and after watching the video, seeing how to mark the mat with the cutter eliminates the need for production stops.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Washington State
Really nice piece of equipment easy to set up and use. The only problem that I have is the bevel cutter that was provided. It does not move smoothly in the track. It was so bad that I ended up using another logan bevel cutter that I had. Other wise everything works really well.
Logan Mat Cutter, I love it.
Excellent cutter for a photographers to have.
Cuts well and easily disassembled
from Davis, CA
Cuts well. The arm comes off easily and is easily reassembled. Taking apart for storage is important so that it is not bent accidentally.
Artist Elite 450-1 mat cutter
it is just great so easy to use the Elite 450-1 mat cutter, no more mistakes! Received it so quickly thnkyou.
Simplex Mat Cutter
from Gulf Coast, Texas
I can't imagine mat cutting getting much easier.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Great mat cutter... but...
from Kent , WA
I had an older Model 450 that I used for years. Unfortunately due to a flooded basement, the cutting board became water damaged. Time to look at a new mat cutter. My old cutter didn't have the squaring arm and that was a big selling point for me with the 550-1. The good: 1. Squaring arm... huge deal for me. I was easily able to square up a scrap mat. Not sure how I managed without it on my old 450.2. Solidly built. Fit and finish was very good and feels like it will be of service for many years.3. Great price. Beats Amazon even with expedited delivery.The not so good: 1. Cutters are made of plastic rather than metal like the early ones. They are probably ok, but felt flimsy to me. I'll be using my older cutters. 2. VERY thin paper "veneer" covering the cutting surface. Out of the box, it was already peeling from the edges. I'll just add a bit of glue, but I shouldn't have to do that. It makes me wonder about Logan's quality control. 3. Just an overall feeling of poorer quality compared to my older 450 mat cutter. With all that said, I'm happy with my purchase. Maybe not thrilled, mainly because of the corners that Logan seemed to cut. It cheapened their product for me compared to their older solid quality. But the 550-1 is a solid value and will do an excellent job of creating professional mats.
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Paper-thin veneer coming up. Right out of the box
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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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