Logan 750 Simplex Plus Mat Cutter - OperationCopyright © 2007 Framing4yourself.com. All Rights Reserved
step 1The Squaring Arm Stop slides along the scale on the squaring arm and can be locked into place by tightening the black knob. Set the stop on the Squaring Arm for the overall size you want to reduce the matboard to.
step 2Place the sheet full size sheet in the mat cutter. Place the bottom edge firmly against the squaring arm and slide the right edge along until it contacts the stop.
step 3The Straight Cutting Head hooks onto the outermost lip of the guide rail. The blade fits into the slot in the cutting board outside the top edge of the matboard. Pull the cutting head back through the sheet, reducing it to the overall size you want. The straight cutting head can be used to size down matboard, foamboard and paper, all of which can be accurately measured without marking by using the squaring arm and the squaring arm stop.
step 4The Mat Guide slides back and forth over an imbedded scale.
step 5Set the edge of the mat guide at the point on the scale that indicates the width of the borders surrounding the window of your mat. Tightening the black knobs on the mat guide will lock it in place.
step 6Place the matboard in the mat cutter with the left edge against the mat guide and the bottom edge against the squaring arm. Place the matboard in the mat cutter color side down.
step 7The Guide Rail is lowered and raised on its hinges. When lowered it rests on the matboard.
The edge of the guide rail then acts as a straightedge against which the matboard can be marked.