Carithers Mat Cutter – $200

Created by C.I.A. this manual mat cutter is the original design. It’s extremely sturdy. The base is walnut-veneered MDF laminate. The guide rail is stainless steel rod.


The “throat” or maximum opening for media is 49″.


You can cut perfect straight cuts with the right blade holder and 45-degree bevels with the left blade holder. Blades are readily available and I’ll be giving you about 250 blades with it, probably worth an extra $25.


You’ll also receive a trio of framing how-two books. Also included a heavy-duty protective cover.

Here’s a link to the instruction manual


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