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About Mat Cutter

Picture framing requires a number of tools, including a mat cutter. When framing a picture, whether it's a photo or a painting or drawing, the mat provides a backing for the image to keep it flat and rigid, and it needs to be cut the precise size necessary to support the picture and also to fit into the chosen frame. A mat cutter needs to have a very sharp blade, a precise grip and guide for making very straight cuts, and effective safety features. Picture mat cutters are made by several different prominent manufacturers, including Logan, Dexter, and Fletcher. You can find photo mat cutters and other models on eBay sold by reliable vendors. Of course, you can always have your picture framed professionally, but if you want to do it yourself, the right tools are a must.