Barry Schmetter , Mar 09, 2000; 10:16 p.m.
I recently bought the Logan 750 Simplex mat cutter and have been very happy with it. It's $220, but for an extra hundred bucks you get some features like production stops, that make cutting multiple mats *much* easier. The 750 has a 27" long squaring arm with a production stop as opposed to the little stubby guide on the 401. The guides and production stops allow you to do all of your cutting without having manually mark off your measurements before cutting. This saves a huge amount of time. Fletcher makes some great $800 mat cutters, but at the low end, the 750 is pretty nice.
I bought mine at:
They were quick, had the best price on the net, and were North Carolina friendly.