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Ultimat Gold

Keencut Ultimat Gold is an extremely technically advanced, versatile and easy to use manual Mat Cutter and will meet the exacting requirements of the most skilled and creative framer and please the most critical engineer. It is tough – precise – built to last and extra comfortable to use.

Integrating the extraordinary power of Computer Aided Design with modern high performance materials and manufacturing the Ultimat Gold is a superb bench mounted cutter that will deliver top class performance year after year.  

Ultimat Gold’s integrated extra-wide baseboard with pre-installed grid markings is constructed from anodised aluminium, meaning it will not warp, bend or break over time. The UItimat Gold Cutter Head is fully adjustable, ensuring no sideways play, and the unique and ingenious production stops guarantee that when used, there will be zero overcuts or undercuts.

The Ultimat Gold has been the Gold Standard in professional mount cutting since its launch in 1994 building on the success of the Ultimat and Laser. Both of which are still being used by Picture Framers today.

Loaded as standard with many practical features the Ultimat Gold also accepts a very ingenious range of instant fit options to make it, second only to the Ultimat Futura, the most versatile mat cutter ever offered to the framer.

Built with confidence and offering unique quality guarantees KEENCUT machines are in use in every corner of the world and the Ultimat Gold is designed for any framer anywhere to adjust and maintain for life.

 

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Ultimat Gold

Outstanding Features:

Ultimat Gold - The Gold Standard for Professional Picture Framers 

 

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 Base Clip System

Mat guide, squaring arm and optional boards 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 

Patented Slide bearings 

Unique to the Ultimat Gold are the patented space age bearing and slide system designed for operator adjustment and minimal maintenance

  • 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
  • The culmination of 15 years work prior to its launch the slide system of the Ultimat Gold is designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
  • The self-wiping bearings will be replaced free of charge if they wear out within 20 years

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

 

Removable Squaring Arm

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

Spring Loaded Vertical Cutter

  • Spring loaded vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control
  • The 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 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

Sculptured Cutting Head

  • The precision cutting head has a sculpted shape for comfort and features ball and thrust bearings for superb precision.
  • The bevel blade holder features a fast ejector combined with the front set depth stop.
  • Loading the blade from the back to the front stop ensures that it can never pull out in heavy board and the depth does not need to be reset after changing
  • Uses all standard rectangular mountcutter blades and changing takes only 4 seconds

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 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 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 Gold

  • Adjustable space age bearings and slideway feature a silent-glide action
  • 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

 

Cutting Head - Standard Features & Performance

Bevel Blade Holder

  • The bevel blade holder features a fast ejector combined with the front set depth stop. Loading the blade from the back to the front stop ensures that it can never pull out in heavy board and the depth does not need to be reset after changing
  • The Ultimat Gold and Ultimat Futura uses all standard rectangular mountcutter blades and changing takes only 4 seconds
  • Fitted with ball and thrust bearings for superb precision
  • Features a carefully sculptured shape offering comfortable all day working even with sensitive hands

Vertical Blade Holder

  • Spring loaded vertical blade holder featuring ball and thrust bearings for perfect alignment and superb blade control
  • The 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

 

Ease of operation

  • 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
  • Unique to the Ultimat Gold are the patented space age bearing and slide system designed for operator adjustment and minimal maintenance
    • 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
    • The culmination of 15 years work prior to its launch the slide system of the Ultimat Gold is designed to give a lifetime of straight, accurate, silent cutting
    • The self-wiping bearings will be replaced free of charge if they wear out within 20 years
  • 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

  • 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 

 

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Ultimt Gold Dimensional Chart 

  

 

Optional Accessories Explained

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

 

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

 

                             

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