KeenCut Logo

European & Worldwide Enquiries: +44 (0)1536 263158 (Keencut HQ)

Excalibur 1000X

Keencut EXCALIBUR 1000X Vertical Cutter features a single sliding cutting head. All 3 tools for cutting and scoring are pre-mounted on a rotating turret and ready for instant use.

With the Excalibur 1000X a rigid clamping system, set & forget squaring mechanism and quick set production stops all combine for fast and accurate one-off and production cutting.

Supplied with a wall-mount bracket for maximum space efficiency or compatible with the Excalibur Freestanding Kit when wall space is limited or flexibility of location required.  

Excalibur 1000X provides a noiseless, dust-free and cost effective cutting solution for many of the materials used in a modern sign or graphic workshop.

Where heavier duty applications face the user the SteelTraK is the answer. The extra high performance and unique free-running ball-bearing mechanism of the SteelTraK makes it the only manual cutter capable of cutting 4mm Aluminium Composite (DiBond) without excessive stress on the operator or machine.  

With a maximum cutting capacity of 163cm (62”) Excalibur 1000X is equipped to safely and accurately cut Glass - PVC Foamboard – Foamcore - Cardboard – Acrylic (Plexiglas) –and many more rigid and semi-rigid materials that can be cut with a knife blade.


cut question        Compare vertical cutters icon

Excalibur 1000X

Outstanding Features:

Excalibur 1000X - Zero debris, Easy maintenance & operation - A Cost effective cutter for the modern sign or graphic workshop


Unique features 

  • Complete backboard set for support and convenience
  • Complete set of vertical and horizontal scales (Imperial and Metric)
  • Top mounted screw adjusted permanent lock squaring arm

Extra Grip Clamping & Precise Cut-line indicator

  • Full length extra-grip clamping system
  • Transparent cutline cursor - renewable - fixed - ultra precise - no laser shake - no doubt and no wasted panels

Telescopic Legs & Easy-to-use production stops

  • Telescopic legs adjust for height & minimum fatigue
  • Simple Left & Right production stops - no need for fiddly colour coding

Twist & lock rotating turret

  • Universal turret cutting head with automatic blade disengagement at the end of cut
  • Fully equipped and ready for work with 100 blades included
  • Accepts standard utility blades

One cutting head - three tools

  • All 3 blades cut on the same line so one stop setting, one measurement
  • All tools ready mounted for instant action - Switch between cutting boards, glass and acrylic in seconds
  • No special operator training required

Safe, efficient cutting of glass

  • Score and break-out glass directly on the machine
  • With a slightly recessed left-backing panel the Excalibur is designed to enable users to break out glass directly on the machine with minimal effort and no additional tools

Standard Features & Performance:

  • Full length extra grip clamping system
  • Precise horizontal & vertical scales (Imperial & Metric)
  • Wall mounted as standard but with a free-standing option
  • Twin Production Stops. Simple Left & Right - no need for fiddly colour coding
  • Accepts standard utility blades for the majority of applications
  • Turn & Lock ready mounted tools for instant action
  • Precise screw adjusted perma-lock squaring.  Accurately cut panels every time
  • Rotating Tool Turret for instant tool change
  • Transparent cutline cursor - renewable - fixed - ultra precise - no laser shake - no doubt and no wasted panels
  • Complete backboard set for support and convenience
  • Top mounted screw adjusted permanent lock squaring arm
  • Fully equipped and ready for work with 100 blades included


Ease of Operation & Safety:

  • Total dust free operation - safe to use near printers and plotters
  • Automatic blade disengagement at the end of cut - blade safely retracts
  • All blades cut on the same line. One production stop setting - One measurement - One cutline - No special operator training
  • Telescopic legs adjust for height & minimum fatigue


 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 design & display industries
  • 5 year comprehensive guarantee
  • 20 year replacement guarantee on all slide bearings


Materials the Excalibur 1000X will cut:

Glass, Corrugated plastic and card, foam centred boards, PVC Foamboard, Mountboard, Plexiglas/Acrylic, Flexible Polycarbonate, Polystyrene and more


For a list of materials and thicknesses the Excalibur 1000X will cut please view the Product Comparison Chart




Excalibur Dims Dec






“We purchased the Keencut Excalibur 1000 from an equipment broker in the mid-summer of 2015. This was our first Keencut product. Thus far, we’ve used the Keencut only with foamboard, but purchased it due to its capabilities to cut on a variety of substrates. As we continue to market our sign making capabilities, we hope to use it to cut coroplast as well. We are very pleased with its ease of use and precision.”

Karen Eastman, Forward Design & Print Company

Excalibur 1000X: Accessories Explained 

The Excalibur 1000X features, as standard, all tools required by the modern picture framer however additional accessories are available for more specialist applications:



  • Ideal for when wall space is limited or flexibility of machine placement is required
  • Bolts directly to the back of the machine to produce a rigid and stable free-standing unit
  • Aluminium and steel construction
  • Use on all Excalibur models
  • Product Codes: FSK160 for EXC5160 & EXC1X and FSK122 for EXC5122
  • For more information CLICK HERE



  • Each Excalibur is supplied as standard with a complete box of 100
  • Double ground edge & Reversible
  • Made in Sheffield, England
  • Product Code: CA50-019



  • Each machine is supplied with a pair of left & right Quick Set Production Stops for fast and accurate one-off and production cutting
  • For added convenience, additional production stops are available as an optional accessory
  • Product Codes: Left Hand (KE01-010) & Right Hand (KE01-011)



  • For the SteelTraK & Excalibur Vertical Cutting Machines
  • Tungsten Carbide Glass Cutting Wheels
  • Supplied in packs of 5
  • Product Code: CA50-015
  • Each Excalibur 5000 is supplied with 2 as standard


  Excal 1000X Thumbnail for Spares






Go to SteelTraK page


Heavy Duty Vertical Cutter for Signmakers & Printers-Up to 2.5m cut length-For DiBond, PVC Foamboard, Acrylic & more-Zero debris-Superb build quality & low maintenance-Easy operation under heavy load

Go to Evolution E2 page

Evolution E2

Extreme Precision & Accuracy ideal for Pop-Up Displays-Double Head-Table Top Mounted-Up to 3.6m cut length-Sign Making & Digital Print Specific-Banner, textiles, rigid boards & more-Fully equipped

Go to Excalibur 5000 page

Excalibur 5000

For the Professional Picture Framer-Advanced Vertical Cutter for Glass, MDF, Acrylic, Mountboard & more -2 cutting heads with 4 tools-Integral counterbalance -Zero debris -Easy maintenance & operation