Thank you for the information. I have been searching for the manual for weeks now. I purchased the cutter at a really great price, but it did not have the manual. I am new to this cutter and want to make sure I have the proper setup and use it correctly. I have cut mats with a freehand cutter for years and think this may be a better option. If you can send me a copy that would be fabulous. I will email you my address.