I have not cut my own mats in years. Had a friend with a frame shop that did it for me on a barter basis. Now he has retired and I need to get a mat cutter. From what I have seen the two choices are either Logan or Altos but I am totally ignorant on the subject. I can tell you that the Dexter type hand cutters never worked for me ... I can't cut a straight line to save my soul. I will not have high volume, perhaps 2-5 a week max. Mostly 11x14/10x15 openings on a 16x20 board. Some 16x20 openings on larger boards but hardly ever anything larger than that. Any and all advice and experience appreciated.