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Evolution3™ SmartFold


Which E3 cutter should I buy?

  • Cuts up to 4 times faster than cutting by hand
  • Simple, precision alignment reduces waste and saves time
  • Clean quality cuts with no dust or debris
  • Single person operation
  • Cutting, scoring, creasing and fabric cutting
  • Safety by design
  • 5-year guarantee

Single-handed, fast accurate alignment

Two unique features enable single-handed, fast and accurate alignment of all materials irrespective of thickness. The Lift-and-Hover system enables the clamping bar to be easily raised and then lowered so it hovers just above the material surface. The anti-sag mechanism means the cutter bar can be suspended exactly parallel to the media surface over the whole length of the cut with zero sag, even on the longest sized cutter.

Guaranteed accuracy

The Evolution3 is the most accurate cutter of its type on the market and is guaranteed to cut within 0.2mm (0.008″) of a straight line for the full length of the cut. The in-built ultra-high precision accuracy, combined with the perfect alignment made possible using the sightline strip, means every butt-jointed panel will join seamlessly. This ultra-high precision accuracy will save you time and money with less waste and fewer mistakes.

Total stability

The self-adjusting track roller system fitted to the QuikSwap tool heads provides a strong and smooth movement up and down the length of the cutter bar, with zero sideways movement to ensure a perfect straight line. This, coupled with rigid blade clamping, gives perfect blade control and spot-on accuracy, so less wastage and mistakes.

Simple to use

The combination of the Lift-and-Hover and the sightline strip really does make cutting easier and faster than ever before. Even first-time users will be able to cut accurately with confidence.

Heavy duty reliability

The entire Evolution3 range has been built to last, using high quality materials and well tested engineering principles. The cutting head bearing system and clamping are tough enough to keep perfect blade control, even with the most difficult of materials. Keencut makes the majority of components on its precision CNC machines, keeping tolerances and quality under constant control, assuring exceptional accuracy and total reliability.

QuikSwap Double Graphik tool head

The Evolution3 Double Graphik tool head comes as standard and has two individual blade holders for two-way cutting. The blades are stronger and more stable than regular blades making the Double Graphik tool ideal for vinyl, banner, cardboard, PVC foamboard up to 13mm (1/2″), foam-centred board, corrugated plastic, paper, pop-up and roll-up materials.

Discover Evolution3 Graphik tool head >


Optional Evolution3 tool heads

Evolution3 QuikSwap tool heads give users the ultimate flexibility. Each tool is designed for a specific purpose and can be attached or detached from the cutter in seconds

Evolution3 Fabric tool head is ideal for cutting fabric, paper, film, vinyl, banners and delicate materials. With the Evolution3 SmartFold integral polymer cutting strip there is no need for a separate cutting mat. Discover Evolution3 Fabric tool head >

Evolution3 Rocker tool head is a general-purpose tool for cutting materials such as banners, cardboard and foamboard up to 10mm (3/8″). A Tech-D.012 blade can be used for the occasional cutting of aluminium composite panels, such as Dibond or Alupanel. Discover Evolution3 Rocker tool head >

Evolution3 Creaser tool head will crease in both directions and is ideal for stout paper, card, cardboard, and grey board. Discover Evolution3 Creaser tool head >


Cutting strip included

The SmartFold includes an integral polymer cutting strip for use with the Evolution3 Fabric tool head to cut textiles and fragile materials. A simple push button at each end of the bar allows the cutter to be set on any of four cut lines, extending the life of the strip. There is no need for a separate cutting mat.

Clear bench

Within a few seconds, you can fold the SmartFold down to clear your bench for other work and then simply flip it back up ready for action.

Five year guarantee

Like all Keencut machines, the Evolution3 is built to give many years of excellent service. All components are manufactured in-house to ensure quality and all Evolution3 cutters come with a five year comprehensive guarantee. Register your product to activate your guarantee >

In the box

100 Graphik blades
Double Graphik tool head (mounted)

Materials cut

Semi-rigid materials
Corrugated cardboard ≤ 13mm (1/2″)

PVC foamboard ≤ 13mm (1/2″)

Corrugated plastic ≤ 13mm (1/2″)

Foam centred board ≤ 13mm (1/2″)


Rigid materials
Cast acrylic / Plexiglas ≤ 3mm (3/32″) scoring only
Aluminium composite panel, e.g. DiBond ≤ 3mm (3/32″) Rocker tool head only, for occasional use

Flexible materials


Magnetic sheets

Self-adhesive vinyls

Delicate materials: tissue paper, wallpaper





"The Evolution3 allows us to increase throughput. We complete more work and as such it has a direct and positive impact on our business"

“The Evolution3 allows us to increase throughput. We complete more work and as such it has a direct and positive impact on our business. It’s very, very simple to use and it makes a massive difference to our productivity. I would estimate that it saves us about 10% of production time. The new Lift-and-Hover technology saves us a lot of time. Once the clamp is fully down there is no movement at any point. You do not need to hold onto the handle so you have both hands free to work. The plastic sightline strip is really important, especially when cutting longer pieces of material. You can clearly see the crop marks through the strip so you can very quickly and accurately align the material ready for cutting”

John Walliker of JDP Solutions (UK) –

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Graphik blades

A double ground cutting edge, with special tip design to increase durability and reduce tip breakage. Suitable for cutting all types of materials especially tougher materials where extra stability is required.

Fabric tool head

Optional head for use on Evolution3 cutters with a cutting wheel for cutting more delicate materials and fabrics.

Creaser tool head

Optional head for use on Evolution3 cutters with three different shaped wheels for creasing corrugated and plain card.

Rocker tool head

The optional medium-duty Rocker head is a QuikSwap tool for the Evolution3. Used for general purpose cutting and aluminium composite panel cutting, e.g DiBond, with the Tech-D.012 blade.

Tech-D.012 blades

Rectangular double-sided blades made from a higher grade steel than most comparable blades on the market giving increased durability and reduced blade tip wear/breakage.

Keencut material guide

Fix independently to a bench as a guide for any Keencut bench top cutter. Precisely position your material by creating an exact square edge in front of and at 90 degrees to the cutting machine.

SmartFold Bench

Designed specifically for all sizes of Evolution3 SmartFold and Evolution E2. Extension kits are available for extra wide benches.