Ditto for most of us here in the G. The chopper (got two of 'em: Morso-F and Framer's Corner from the UK) saves you time and effort for that true mitre. I have never used a saw in my shops and don't think i'll ever trade my choppers for one.
Hi this is Bharat from India and thanks for all the advice, yes I am setting up shop (have been a photographer for 20 years)and am new to the framing business.Have seen a whole lot of mouth watering equipment but want to make the right desicions.Found this forum a great place.
Well, I can buy the Morso here in India but may not be able to get it serviced also I read on this forum people having problems getting their blades sharpened (blades have to be hollow ground) and tech. stuff like that.
I saw the Valiani master pro and loved it probably a great mat cutter.
For many years I used only a guillotine (I hate that term "chopper") but these days, with so much hardwood and ridiculously hard compo used by manufacturers I had to invest in a saw. Mine is a slide-action Brevetti Prisma with a tendency to "blow off" the back corners but making sure the blades are always in top-notch shape minimises the problem.
I still think the guillotine gives a better mitre but relying on it exclusively limits my options too much.