Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

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grahamg
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Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

Post by grahamg » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 10:29 am

Hi all,

It's been ages since I've been here! I have the opportunity to buy an ultimat gold mount cutter from a local framer who is shutting down. It was purchased second hand by them, and I believe it has some slight issues with not squaring properly, which I hope would be fixable. Is £500 a good price that I've been offered? I believe it's in good condition otherwise and comes with all parts, manual etc.

Thanks in advance,

Graham

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Re: Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

Post by prospero » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 10:45 am

A decent offer. :D It's like buying a car. Have you test driven it?

The squaring issue may be due to the previous owner not knowing how to set it up properly. Or it may have been
used roughly. Either way is a lever to get a better deal. :wink:
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Re: Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

Post by grahamg » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 11:22 am

Thanks Prospero,

Also - do I really need one? I only make frames for myself and as gifts, but I want them to be as good as possible. I currently have a Logan Simplex Elite, but I don't like the mdf board, which I have already damaged slightly, and get some hooking etc when cutting thicker mounts. The appeal of the ultimat gold is the aluminium base, but I don't actually know much about them.

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Re: Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

Post by prospero » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 12:44 pm

Personally, I don't really care for the metal construction of the Keencut. Seems a bit unfriendly and cold. :cry:
I much prefer the nice MDF base of my C&H. :D

But that's just me. :lol:
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Re: Second Hand Ultimat Gold price

Post by Justintime » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 1:08 pm

A quick look on ebay says that the last three to sell went for £350, £450 and £650, all in "very good condition". So I would have thought there is some wiggle room there.
If it's a hobby or your dream job, is there anything more exciting to spend money on than "new" tools??
I have the Fletcher equivalent and love it. They're all only as good as the user and how well they're set up.
Replacing blades frequently solves all sorts of issues.
I love the stops, but I know a few older framers who still use their 1980's mountcutters without stops and are quite happy. They just have to draw lots of pencil lines and cut free hand, which is a skill in itself.
"If it ain't broke..."?

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