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Ultimat Futura

Keencut Ultimat Futura builds on the unique versatility, advanced design and precision of the world leading Ultimat Gold to take manual Mount Cutting to an ultra-high level of accurate, fast operation on all modern mount board of every type and thickness.

The Ultimat Futura Mount Cutter features an all-new cutting head with built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks to deliver a sliding action that is smooth, precise and with no discernible friction under load. Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put the cutting of even 8ply mount board within the capability of every framer.

Switchable magnetic blade holders on the Ultimat Futura make changing blades and holders for different depths of cut the simple, fast operation so necessary for the many different types of work that are processed in every busy framing workshop and the ergonomically designed cutting head is comfortable for left or right-handed operation.

Starting with the best and improving on it was a logical step and the winning features of the Ultimat Gold have been retained for the Futura including the roller 'lift and hold' system, patented micro-stops and uniquely designed baseplate to accept a range of readily available accessories. The new high performance slideway and head system has been designed in response to the latest and future mount board developments and will not only maintain but greatly increase the Keencut world leadership in manual mat cutter design.

The good news for any current owner of the original Ultimat or Ultimat Gold is that the Futura slideway, cutting head and stop system have been specifically designed to retro-fit to existing machines.   

 

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Ultimat Futura

Outstanding Features:

Ultimat Futura - Specifically designed to tackle the most dense of modern mount board with ease

 

All New Cutting Head 

  • Easy to change magnetic blade holders - Switch to cut different materials in seconds
  • Ergonomically designed cutting head makes the Ultimat Futura easy to use over long periods and is suitable for operation by left or right-handed users
  • Delivers a sliding action that is smooth, precise and with no discernible friction under load 
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put the cutting of even 8ply mount board within the capability of every framer

 

Unique Patented ‘Micro-Stop’ Adjusters

  • Fitted to the ‘start of cut,’ ‘end of cut’ and ‘margin guide’ stops to dial out overcuts or undercuts in seconds
  • Unique to the Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura the routine stop adjustments for different thicknesses of board are reduced to just two
  • Any overcut is eliminated by turning the stop thumbscrew towards minus (-). Any undercut is eliminated by turning the thumbscrew towards plus (+). Nothing could be more simple or precise

Unique Roller ‘Lift and Hold’ System

  • Raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands for mat handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working

Unique Base Clip System

Mat guide, squaring arm and optional board support are instantly removable for space saving or safety when the machine is not in use

‘Clip On’ Mat Guide

  • Built in 'micro stop' for measuring margins up to a maximum standard width of 19cm (7.5")
  • The rigid T-bar Mat Guide is extendable up to 75cm (30”) using the Matguide Extension Kit giving accurate all-round location for the title box and multiple aperture cutting
  • Instantly unclips:
    • When cutting large boards down to size using the vertical cutter and squaring arm; no tools required
    • For those users wishing to free-hand cut margins greater than 19cm 

Unique Start-of-Cut Finger

The unique spring loaded measuring stop slides with the cutting head

  • Simply depress to make contact with the mat edge to precisely control distance from the edge of the mat to the blade tip
  • When cutting mats large or small, square or rectangular the stop does not need to be reset
  • Set the stop to zero to precisely indicate the start and stop points of the blade when cutting multiple openings or special effects that have been laid out with pencil lines

 

Removable Squaring Arm

  • The instant clip-on clip-off right squaring arm with repetition stop is provided to accurately size all matboards from 90cm (36”) down to 4cm (1.5”)
  • Optional board supports (SUP60) are available to clip onto the base to hold large boards flat and square

 

High Performance Steel Roller Bearings

  • The cutting head of the Ultimat Futura features a set of built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • Cutting head and track designed in response to the latest and future mountboard developments
  • The bearings used in the UItimat Futura are covered by a 20-Year Guarantee

Bevel & Vertical Cutting Head Features

  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes
  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control

Optional Multi-Angle Cutting Gauges

Use with both Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura (Ultimat Gold pictured)

  • Features three different angle plates which clip instantly and precisely into the mat guide
  • Provide predictable and accurate positioning for a mat board to be marked or cut on an angle
  • The chosen angles were researched to provide all the creative scope a framer will need with no fiddly adjustments
  • For special creative cutting more than one angle plate can be located in the matguide at one time
  • Order on-line

Optional 75cm Extension Mat Guide Kit 

For both Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura (Ultimat Gold pictured)

Kit includes extended Margin Guide and 60cm support arms (2) for controlling a cut up to 75cm (30”) away from the matguide

  • Perfect for square, accurate position when cutting large matboards, multiple openings, title boxes or just very wide margins
  • Order On-line

Optional Support Arms, 60cm long 

For both Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura (Ultimat Gold pictured)

Pack of 2 arms

  • Clip-on Base Extension Arms to increase the effective width of the base to 100cm (39”) to hold large boards flat and square by preventing sag
  • Affix on the left to use with the margin guide
  • Affix on the right to offer board support when using the Squaring Arm
  • Order On-line

Outstanding features of the Ultimat Futura

  • Designed specifically for ultra-high accuracy & fast operation on all modern mat board of every type and thickness
  • Features an All-New cutting head with built-in self-aligning ball bearing rollers operating on twin steel tracks designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • New cutting head delivers a sliding action that is smooth, precise and with no discernible friction under load
  • Maximum operator effort is transmitted to the blade to put the cutting of even 8ply mount board within the capability of every framer
  • Switchable magnetic blade holders makes changing blades and holders for different depths of cut simple and fast
    • Supplied as standard with 2 Bevel Blade Holders and 1 Vertical Blade Holder
    • Additional Blade Holders are available if users want to switch between various board thicknesses quickly and avoid making depth adjustments
  • Ergonomically designed cutting head is comfortable for left or right-handed operation
  • Uniquely designed baseplate accepts a range of readily available accessories
  • The new high performance slideway and head system has been designed in response to the latest and future mount board developments and will not only maintain but greatly increase the Keencut world leadership in manual mat cutter design
  • Unique sliding gauge pinpoints blade entry and exit spot for exact freehand cutting
  • The unique one piece solid end frame is set perfectly square in the factory with a single adjustment screw
  • The instant clip-on clip-off right squaring arm with repetition stop is provided to accurately size all matboards from 90cm (36”) down to 4cm (1.5”)
  • V-groove stop with micro scale
  • Unique ‘clip on’ margin guide and squaring arm allows for easy removal when not in use; no tools required. Maximum standard margin width is 19cm (7.5")
    • The rigid T-bar mat guide is extendable up to 75cm (30”) using the Matguide Extension Kit giving accurate all-round location for the title box and multiple aperture cutting.
    • Instantly removable when cutting large boards down to size
    • Margin guide easily un-clips for those users wishing to free-hand cut margins greater than 19cm

 

Ease of Operation & Safety Features 

  • Spring loaded bevel and vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control
  • Vertical blade may be locked in the up position for safety, locked down for convenience when cutting regular board or depressed progressively against a light spring to effortlessly cut through very thick board or multiple sheets with a number of passes
  • Unique patented micro stop adjusters fitted to the ‘start of cut,’ ‘end of cut’ and ‘margin guide’ stops allow you to dial out overcuts or undercuts in seconds
    • Excellent control stops have always been a feature of Keencut machines. Unique to the Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura the routine stop adjustments for different thicknesses of board are reduced to just two
    • The start and end of cut stops can be reset in seconds. Any overcut is eliminated by turning the stop thumbscrew towards minus. Any undercut is eliminated by turning the thumbscrew towards plus. Nothing could be more simple or precise
  • The unique spring loaded measuring stop slides with the cutting head
    • When the start-of-cut finger is depressed to make contact with the mat edge it precisely controls distance from the edge of the mat to the blade tip
    • When cutting mats large or small, square or rectangular the stop does not need to be reset
    • When set to zero the stop will precisely indicate the start and stop points of the blade when cutting multiple openings or special effects that have been laid out with pencil lines
  • The extra slim cutter bar is only 6.2cm (2.44”) wide with a full length gripper strip which makes cutting miniatures simple and tightly secures the largest mats with no hand pressure
    • Unlike other mat cutters it is not necessary to apply any pressure to the handle whilst the machine is in operation. This is due to the carefully balanced slideway which ensures even contact and clamping. No holding of the handle means both hands are free for easy operation of the machine. 
  • Unique roller ‘lift and hold’ system raises or lowers the cutter bar and frees both hands
    • Operates in one smooth and silent movement and when used as the alternative to the main handle reduces the already low lifting effort by two thirds for easy all day working
    • Frees both hands for mat handling and makes routine setting and working a pleasure
  • Unique Base Clip System
    • Margin guide, squaring arm and optional board support are instantly removable for space saving or safety when the machine is not in use

 

 Guarantees & Construction

  • Pre-lubricated ball bearings on steel slide track for precision and low friction
  • 100% manufactured by Keencut Technicians in England
  • 99.98% of materials from the best suppliers in Western Europe
  • High tensile aerospace aluminium alloy construction
  • Super grade anodising for lifetime good looks and function
  • Designed specifically for the Professional Picture Framer
  • 5 year comprehensive guarantee
  • 20 year replacement guarantee on all slide bearings 

 

 

 

  

 Ultimat Futura Dimensional Chart

Ultimat Futura: Optional Accessories Explained

The ULTIMAT FUTURA is fully adaptable, accepting a range of readily available, easy-fit optional parts

 

75CM EXTENSION MAT GUIDE KIT 

  • Complete with 60cm support arms for controlling a cut up to 75cm (30”) away from the matguide
  • The unique and very useful 75cm (30”) matguide extension effectively extends the Ultimat Gold base width up to 100cm (39”) wide
  • Perfect for square, accurate position when cutting large matboards, multiple openings, title boxes or just very wide margins
  • The matboard will stay perfectly square and flat when cutting up to 75cm (30”) away from the edge of the matboard
  • Product Code: UGMG

 

MULTI-ANGLE CUTTING GAUGES

  • Features three different angle plates which clip instantly and precisely into the mat guide
  • Provides predictable and accurate positioning for the mount board to be marked or cut on an angle
  • The chosen angles were researched to provide all the creative scope a framer will need with no fiddly adjustments
  • For special creative cutting more than one angle plate can be located in the matguide at one time
  • Supplied as a pack of 3 gauges
  • Product Code: UGMAG

 

SUPPORT ARMS, 60 CM LONG

  • Clip-on base Extension Arms to increase the effective width of the base to 100cm (39”) to hold large boards flat and square by preventing sag
  • Use on the left with the margin guide or on the right with the Squaring Arm
  • Pack contains: 2 Support Arms
  • Product Code: SUP60
  • For more information CLICK HERE

 

REVERSE BEVEL STOP

  • The Reverse Bevel Stop can be fitted to the Ultimat Gold or Ultimat matcutter to produce a reversed bevel mat without over or under cuts. These mats can then accept ‘slips’ or ‘fillets’ producing a clean tight joint between the slip and the mat
  • Product Code: UGREV

 

Additional Blade Holders

  • For those users wishing to set and colour-code a selection of blade holders to quickly and easily switch between different blade thicknesses without adjusting the blade depth
    • Futura Bevel Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FBC
    • Futura Vertical Blade Cartridge. Product Code: FVC

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