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The Mat Board Cutter for Photo & Picture Framing

Alto's: Quality Mat Board Cutting Tools Since 1974

Alto's 4501 Mat Board Cutting System

The Alto's 4501 is our best selling mat cutting tool. It is the original, do-it-yourself mat board cutter. First introduced in 1974, thousands of artists, photographers, designers and teachers use it to cut perfect mats for picture framing. It is by far the easiest mat cutter to use. Look at the video below to see how easy it is to cut a single mat!

    4501 Mat Cutting System

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Made in the USA

NOTICE: We are currently not taking orders online. Please place your order by PHONE at 509-962-9212

Every photographer, artist or craftsperson should own a good mat board cutter. Alto's makes affordable, easy-to-use mat cutters that cut professional quality mats. We have been making these great tools in the USA for over 30 years and have a mat cutter to fit your needs. 

See How Easy it is to Cut a Mat!

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The 4501 straight cutter cuts 45° beveled edges with perfect corners. We also offer the Oval Template Set, the Model 360 Circle Cutter, the Model 90 T-Square Cutter and high-quality Blades for all our tools. Alto's tools are very simple to use and create perfect mats that you can be proud of.

The unique measuring system works especially well for more complex mats, like stepped corners and double mats. And we have very clear instructions and real people to talk to for any support you may need. We now only sell our products directly from our factory in Washington State. Give us a call at the number below to order.

Call (509) 962-9212 to Order
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