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Old 06-01-2017, 11:53 AM
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Logan mat cutter 4000 - making it easy

I have the 4000 Logan mat cutter and for the first couple of weeks I was having problems with depth of cut. Its definetely essential to use a piece of board under the mat you are cutting, but apart from that, I have found the easy answer for a perfect cut every time is to run the cutter twice over the line you are cutting. It ensures that you havent missed the corner (easily done) and the scrap falls out straight away. I have also purchased the adapt-a-rule with guides supplied so that you cant slip as you are cutting. Logan videos show only a single cut and I've not seen the double cut advice anywhere.

Since using this method I havent had one bad mount (apart from silly mistakes of measurement!) and I cut something between 10 and 20 mounts a week. You'd think that I'd be using more blades this way but its the opposite. The second cut is hardly blunting the blade at all as the cut has already been made. In fact I use less blades than before as I was previously blaming a bad cut on the blade.

Hope this helps others.
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:05 AM
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Re: Logan mat cutter 4000 - making it easy

You must have more skill than I do. Any time I have run the blade twice, it messes up the cut somewhere along the line.
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:55 AM
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Re: Logan mat cutter 4000 - making it easy

I'm only guessing but you may have the blade set too deep and its twisting a little, or you're not holding the rule firm enough and its slipping between cuts. I discovered this method by accident but I've never had a bad bevel by cutting twice. Hope you try it again
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:59 AM
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Re: Logan mat cutter 4000 - making it easy

I love my Logan, but what a pain to try to have a piece of matboard ready to put on the bed before cutting. I always run out of board.
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Re: Logan mat cutter 4000 - making it easy

Hmmm, never have had this happen.
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