GUNNAR CMC Computerized Mat Cutter 601-RS Review

by admin on October 8, 2012

The are two cutting heads on the Gunnar 601 RS. Multiple production mats can be cut with a 90˚ straight cut, with a professional square edge, wastage and saving time with the double cutting head.

The unique clamping system on the Gunnar 601 RS allows you to cut to the absolute edge of the mat board with very little wastage. With the 40 x 61 inch table size, you can be confident to oversized mat boards. With the 601 RS we could even cut foam board up to 5mm (0.2″) thick for picture frame backings with a perfectly square edge.

With the split clamping zones you can double your production with two separate cutting zones which is utilised by a single operator. You have the ability to cut combined v-grooves and openings in one step, there is no need to adjust or change the blade when cutting mat boards. This feature will allow you to mass produce double mats in one single step.

You can adjust the angle of the table and there won’t be any gravity related problems with your off cuts slipping down and interrupting subsequent cuts. The cutter blade can be changed in seconds and the aluminium base board will not warp.

The Gunnar 601 RS is designed by picture framers for picture framers.


Some key features that are available on the Gunnar 601 RS are:

• Two cutting heads with 45° and 90° angles
• Maximum board usage allows minimum waste
• Automatic blade depth adjustment for v-grooves or double mats
• Cuts openings and outer cuts in the same operation
• Cuts through even the hardest museum board up to 5 mm (0.2″)
• Cuts formats up to 1560 x 1030 mm (61.4″ x 40.55″)
• Cuts the new American jumbo boards

This CMC machine is about as far away from the Logan Graphics 450-1 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter, Straight or Bevel Cuts but you can still cut acceptable mats if you are just a hobby framer with a basic manual mat cutting tool.

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