The Foster Keencut Excalibur Board Trimmers are available in two models the 1000 and 5000 series cutters. Designed to cut all the sheet materials used in the modern graphics and signmaking industries. The Excalibur trimmer cuts vertically, providing the ultimate in space saving convenience.
The unique Excalibur 5000 features two cutting heads offering four cutting tools mounted for instant selection. The integral counter balance ensures an easy glide cutting action, prevents damage when loading sheet materials, minimizes operator fatigue and increases production.
With a cutting capacity of 64" (163 cm) the Excalibur 5000 is equipped to cut glass 6mm - PVC foamboard 13mm - fomecore 13mm - cardboard - acrylic (plexi) 6mm - Xanita 13mm - dibond 3mm - polycarbonate - MDF 4mm and much more without noise, dust or significant debris.
Excalibur 1000X & 1000XE
The unique Excalibur 1000X series vertical cutter features a single sliding counter balanced head with 3 cutting and scoring tools ready for instant use. Equipped to cut glass, PVC foamboard, fomecore, cardboard, acrylic (plexi), xanita and many more semi-rigid materials.
The Excalibur X will cut 64" (163 cm) and the Excalibur XE will cut 78" (200cm). With a rigid clamping system, a set-for-life squaring mechanism and the standard wall mounting or optional free-standing kit the Excalibur 1000X and XE provide a noiseless, dust-free and cost effective cutting solution for many of the materials used in a modern sign or graphic workshop.
The Excalibur 5000 and 1000 units feature:
Cutting Line Indicator - There is a clear plastic strip located along the left side of the vertical cutting bar that accurately indicates the cut line. When cutting to crop lines, pencil marks or edges of an image, your site line is your cut line. All cutting tools cut along the same cutting line.
One Piece Squaring Arm - You’ll never have to shim up one side or the other to achieve a perfect 90° cut. The horizontal squaring arm is machined from one single heavy-duty aluminum extrusion so that both the left and right sides are in perfect alignment with each other.
Vertical Cutting Bar - When clamped down, there is no gap between the vertical cutting bar and the surface of the material being cut. It is steel re-enforced and won’t bend or flex even when cutting dense thick materials like 1/2" Sintra® and Gatorboard®.
Pressure Sensitive Clamp - Light clamping gives you the ability to line up the board to hold position, but allows it to be moved under the clamp for final alignment. The harder the clamping handle is pushed, the firmer the grip on the board.
Ratchet Control - Are you working with extra dense materials like 1/2" thick Sintra® and Gatorboard®? Say goodbye to saw marks and dust! Say hello to beautiful clean edges. The built-in ratchet allows you to cut these materials in multiple passes. Notch the cutter to the depth required, take the cut, repeat notching the cutter until the full depth is reached.
Flip Stops - Two flip stops make cutting to size easy. Flip stops can be engaged or disengaged without disturbing the settings. Accurate cutting by eye is made simple by the dual calibrated scales.
Mounted to the wall at the top end only, the two telescopic legs can be adjust upon installation to suit the height of the user.
An optional free-standing kit is available to use the Excalibur in the middle of workshop floor.
Squaring Adjustor Wheel at the top of the Vertical Cutting Bar provides easy and accurate 90° squaring adjustment.
Large Back Panels on both sides of the machine give maximum support to the material being cut.
Counter-Balance (Excalibur 5000 only) - The counter balance takes the effort out of lifting the cutting head. When released, the balanced cutting head stays in the last position ready for the next operation. The counter balance weight can be transferred to the upper or lower cutting head with the flip of a switch.