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Smart Matt cutter

Post by backinthedae » Tue 21 May, 2019 1:15 pm

Please can I get assistance as I am new to the framing, and was looking for some guidance, I was looking to purchase one of the Smart Matt Cutters, as due to just starting out I cannot justify an expensive Matt cutter.

I have a KEENCUT ultra and was going to upgrade as I bought it secondhand, would I be better just buying a new KEENCUT or buy a Smart Matt Cutter. :!:

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Re: Smart Matt cutter

Post by Abacus » Tue 21 May, 2019 3:13 pm

I used a (second hand) Valiani mat pro before we bought a second hand cmc. It was a superb bit of kit and was a real step up from a keencut, they save loads of time and if you get one with an end cutter you also get a really square mount to start off with. They look similar to the smart Matt cutter which I don’t have any experience of.

They come up on here for sale occasionally or you could ask if anyone is thinking of selling one.

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Re: Smart Matt cutter

Post by Justintime » Tue 21 May, 2019 4:49 pm

Do you mean Keencut Ultima or Ultra (I don't know what that is..)
FWIW, I would say it depends on the volume of mounts you expect to be cutting/size of business you are setting up for.
I'm in my third year, not high street. I have a Fletcher table top cutter. On the odd occasion I have had to do volume, I have cut 50 mounts on it in one go no problem, in a relatively short space of time.
If budget and space is not an issue, that's fine.
I was surprised how many more tools I needed, after 6 months in business, eg Hoffmann router, sanders, table saw, hotpress/laminator etc

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Re: Smart Matt cutter

Post by Justintime » Tue 21 May, 2019 4:51 pm

Btw Peter at Framers Equipment in Northampton can be a good source of secondhand equipment. He's a service engineer too.

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Re: Smart Matt cutter

Post by backinthedae » Tue 21 May, 2019 5:17 pm

Thanks for the replies and sorry about the Ultima in the last post... I have spoken to Peter regarding the Smart Matt Cutter, I might go for one of them, not seen many secondhand, but he gave me a price for a new one.

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