One more question: which of these machines would be the best space-saver?There's merit to understanding how a manual matcutter works, and it would have uses other than cutting mat windows , but a computerized mat cutter (CMC) would improve your matting capabilities & efficiency from day one.
Why Wizard? I suggest you consider at least Valiani and Gunnar, as well.
Thanks for the feedback. What model Valiani do you have?Every CMC will take up about equal space. I have a Valiani and I have the cutting table positioned at an angle so it doesn't take up as much space as a cutting table that is flat. I do believe that Wizard & Gunner can also be adjusted at an angle. Like Jim said, check out Valiani & Gunnar. I did a lot a research and found that the Valiani fit the bill perfectly for me and since I have had the Valiani, I have had no problems, that's over 6 years now and all other framers that I know that own a Valiani says the same, zero problems.