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Advice on mat cutter purchase

jenpilot

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I'm about to start doing freelance onsite framing for an institution that is purchasing a mat cutter for their own use. I suggested Fletcher-Terry 2200, but they are looking for something in the $800-$1000 range. I also think getting a used one (or a 2100 model) is a good option, but since it needs to be purchased before the end of the year, I may not find one in time. I was gifted a Logan 700 mat cutter years ago before I worked professionally and always had problems with it. Maybe the Logan 860 is a better choice? Does anyone have any suggestions on specific models that would be in this price range? New or used? Thanks
 
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Larry Peterson

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The 860 is the Phaedra Cronomat reborn. Phaedra went out of business and sold the mat cutter to Logan who re-branded it as the 850 line (850, 855, 860).

I have used the 60" Chronomat for 15 years and love it. I don't know if we have had any reports of users of the 860 but for under a grand it should be an excellent mat cutter.
 

jenpilot

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The 860 is the Phaedra Cronomat reborn. Phaedra went out of business and sold the mat cutter to Logan who re-branded it as the 850 line (850, 855, 860).

I have used the 60" Chronomat for 15 years and love it. I don't know if we have had any reports of users of the 860 but for under a grand it should be an excellent mat cutter.
Thank you! This is really helpful.
 

Commish

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I'm about to start doing freelance onsite framing for an institution that is purchasing a mat cutter for their own use. I suggested Fletcher-Terry 2200, but they are looking for something in the $800-$1000 range. I also think getting a used one (or a 2100 model) is a good option, but since it needs to be purchased before the end of the year, I may not find one in time. I was gifted a Logan 700 mat cutter years ago before I worked professionally and always had problems with it. Maybe the Logan 860 is a better choice? Does anyone have any suggestions on specific models that would be in this price range? New or used? Thanks
Thank you! This is really helpful.
jenpilot - PM me with a contact phone number. I may have what you are looking for.
 
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