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Logan GraphicsSimplex Classic Cutter - 40"
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Home (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Mat Cutter!

This mat cutter is so easy to use - not much different than a rotary paper cutter (the only difference being that you have tools to set the cut perfectly where you want it)...Read complete review

This mat cutter is so easy to use - not much different than a rotary paper cutter (the only difference being that you have tools to set the cut perfectly where you want it) - that fellow photographers complimented me on my first set of cuts (16 bevel-cut mats for my portfolio photos) and were amazed they were my first! They all said cutting mats was hard, but they must not have tried a cutter like this one because it is very simple to use. I definitely recommend this cutter, especially if you find cutting mats hard!Setting up the cutter was easy and using it was easy (I had watched the video online prior to receiving the cutter, so was familiar with how to use it). My only disappointment is that I either did not realize that for a little bit more money I could have gotten the Elite version, which comes with an 8-ply mat cutter, glass cutter, and a few other tools. Had I known that (or maybe the cutter wasn't in stock at the time), I definitely would have gotten that version instead. Now I have to pay the same price as the price difference just to get the one 8-ply cutter, which is something I will purchase in the future. So, definitely look into getting the Elite version (750 I think) unless you are certain you will never cut 8-ply mats, glass, etc.I recently purchased a pack of 100 replacement blades so I will have plenty in stock for my cutting, as it is recommended to replace the blades often, such as with each project/batch of mats. You want to make sure you are only cutting with sharp blades!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It is less than average product!

Pros:
1. It is very easy to use but, with limitations.
2. For single, double and/or triple mat and glass is perfect, but not for anymore.Read complete review

Pros:
1. It is very easy to use but, with limitations.
2. For single, double and/or triple mat and glass is perfect, but not for anymore.
3. The blades of the bevel cutting head can be adjusted.
4. If you are going to use this mat cutter ONLY for your own works, it is OK.

Cons:
1. Prior to use, be sure everything is correctly aligned and then practice, practice practice before your first work. You have to practice to obtain the accurate results.
2. It wasn't designed for making V-groove and/or Inlay cuts. If you are trying to make a V-groove, be careful because you have to slide the bevel cutting head over the art, so you can damage it (the art is not protected).
3. The mat cutter is very delicate the base is not solid wood.
4. If you are going to use this mat cutter for sale any of your own work you framed, be careful, practice, practice, and practice prior to do that. This is not the best mat cutter for that.

Overall:
It is less than average mat cutter.

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5.0

Works well

By Steve

from Edwardsville, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

Well made and does the job competently.

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4.0

I would buy this again.

By Sol

from Durham, NC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

    I do my own mat cutting............usually, cutting a few each month. I was using the heavy duty version of this cutter at a local arts center, but no longer have access after I moved. This is a lighter duty version and has proven to be quite adequate for my purposes.

    Do not reccomend it, however, if you cut several mats per week.......you would want the heavier duty model at that point.

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted!

    By ChrisD

    from Santa Fe, NM

    Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

    My new cutter arrived on time and in perfect condition. The cutter works great and as advertised.

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    4.0

    Logan Delivers

    By Framer Girl

    from Texas

    Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

    This is a great cutter which is sold on this site at an exceptional price. I am a beginner framer and it was easy to use while producing quality mats. I would highly recommend this brand as well as this size as it covers the largest size mat boards. The assembly instructions were a bit difficult to navigate and I had to look online for a video. Logan could make that part simpler.

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    5.0

    Improved and Accurate Cuts

    By Denver JimS

    from Denver, CO area

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Very Accuate Cuts

    Cons

    • May Require Adjustment

    Best Uses

    • Mats And Over-mats

    Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

    I am a working art photographer and have been cutting my own mats & over-mats for years using an earlier (>10 yrs) version of a Logan mat cutter and separate mat board cutting tool with ruler (to size 32x40 boards down to photograph size). I had been frustrated by the uneven and nonparallel over-mat windows and the inaccurate sizes of the board cuts (due to my variations in measurements) so decided to purchase the 550-1.

    I decided on the 550-1 instead of higher models as the main difference was added tools which I did not need for just cutting 4 ply mats. Lower models did not have the 40" right angle guide to ensure 90 degree accuracy of cuts.

    I am very pleased with the results and wish I had done this earlier. My board sizes are accurate to <1/16 inch and my mat windows are now straight and consistent. Took about 1 1/2 hr of practice to get everything down, but I am now turning out very good looking mats & over-mats.

    Be prepared to adjust the device as I found that the 90 degree guide was off by a fair amount (easy adjustment screws provided) and that the width scale on the guide was not accurate unless I offset the guide more than indicated on the instructions.

    All in all a good product and will be well worth the cost.

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    5.0

    Works and easy to use

    By Noob Matter

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

    I read the relevant sections of the book and watched the videos on the Logan site before starting out. My very first attempt was a little off since I didn't measure properly - so, my fault - not the mat cutter. The second effort was perfect.

    Pay attention to the size of the cutter - it is quite large and needs a level stable surface to use it on. Since the base is wood, I will be storing it flat which also requires a lot of space (under a bed works).

    This is my first mat cutter and I'm glad I didn't go for the least expensive model.

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted!

    By Pat

    from Lockport, NY

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

      I did not need all the bells and whistles. Came with just what I needed. Works fine and I am satisfied with the product.

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      2.0

      It is less than average product!

      By Milton

      from PR

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

          Pros:
          1. It is very easy to use but, with limitations.
          2. For single, double and/or triple mat and glass is perfect, but not for anymore.
          3. The blades of the bevel cutting head can be adjusted.
          4. If you are going to use this mat cutter ONLY for your own works, it is OK.

          Cons:
          1. Prior to use, be sure everything is correctly aligned and then practice, practice practice before your first work. You have to practice to obtain the accurate results.
          2. It wasn't designed for making V-groove and/or Inlay cuts. If you are trying to make a V-groove, be careful because you have to slide the bevel cutting head over the art, so you can damage it (the art is not protected).
          3. The mat cutter is very delicate the base is not solid wood.
          4. If you are going to use this mat cutter for sale any of your own work you framed, be careful, practice, practice, and practice prior to do that. This is not the best mat cutter for that.

          Overall:
          It is less than average mat cutter.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality Mat Cutter

          By Oliver

          from Pelican Rapids, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

          As a photographer, I got sick of paying big dollars for getting photos matted and decided to start doing it myself. This is a simple, straight-forward mat cutter for first-timers like myself. It comes with instruction manuals, a how-to-frame manual, and DVD. YouTube is also a great source for learning how to use it. This cutter is extremely well made. The base is heavy and solid and the squaring arm is long enough to square even the 32X40" mats. It makes clean, straight lines and corners and the dual production stops are very handy to have (some models only have one production stop).One thing to be aware of is that the depth of the blades are made for standard thickness mat board. If you use a thinner mat board, be sure to practice beforehand, because it over-cuts the corners. This is not a problem with standard mat board because the cut is set for it, but practice beforehand so you know how much to compensate for different thicknesses.This is a great mat cutter and well worth the investment!

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          5.0

          Perfect Mat Cutter!

          By Dogg E K-9

          from USA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact For Its Size
          • Easy to Use
          • Perfect
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Elite Version Better Deal

          Best Uses

          • Black & White Photos
          • Color Photos
          • Digitial Prints
          • Portfolio Photos
          • Prints For Sale
          • Traditional Prints

          Comments about Logan Graphics Simplex Classic Cutter - 40":

          This mat cutter is so easy to use - not much different than a rotary paper cutter (the only difference being that you have tools to set the cut perfectly where you want it) - that fellow photographers complimented me on my first set of cuts (16 bevel-cut mats for my portfolio photos) and were amazed they were my first! They all said cutting mats was hard, but they must not have tried a cutter like this one because it is very simple to use. I definitely recommend this cutter, especially if you find cutting mats hard!Setting up the cutter was easy and using it was easy (I had watched the video online prior to receiving the cutter, so was familiar with how to use it). My only disappointment is that I either did not realize that for a little bit more money I could have gotten the Elite version, which comes with an 8-ply mat cutter, glass cutter, and a few other tools. Had I known that (or maybe the cutter wasn't in stock at the time), I definitely would have gotten that version instead. Now I have to pay the same price as the price difference just to get the one 8-ply cutter, which is something I will purchase in the future. So, definitely look into getting the Elite version (750 I think) unless you are certain you will never cut 8-ply mats, glass, etc.I recently purchased a pack of 100 replacement blades so I will have plenty in stock for my cutting, as it is recommended to replace the blades often, such as with each project/batch of mats. You want to make sure you are only cutting with sharp blades!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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