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Thread: 45 mm blades or 60 mm?

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    I am using the 60 mm blades in my rotaty cutter. I'm learning many people prefer the 45 mm blades. What do you prefer and why?

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    The 45mm blades are more readily available in my area, so I use that size.

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    45--I have more control, I think!

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    Thank you...that little boy is a cutie!

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    I use both. But I prefer the 60mm only because the handle is the right size for my Big hands.

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    45 mm is what I use the most often but I have one in every except the 60 mm. I am told the 60 mm is great when you cut more layers but I like the accuracy of cutting single layers (just me) so I never bothered to get one.

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    I feel I have more control, too. I won't cut more than 4 layers at a time to make sure the cut is accurate so a 60 wouldn't be necessary for me.

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    I never thought about the control aspect of the blades. Someone sold me a 60 mm rotary cutter a few years back, so that is what I used without thinking about the control. I think I'll get a 45 mm and try it out. Sometimes a 60 mm blade does present control issues. Thanks everyone!

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    I had always used a 45, then someone gave me a 60 and I started using it. Couldn't find it quickly one day and grabbed the 45-it felt very strange going back to the 45. I now use whichever one is handy.

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    I prefer the 60mm for most uses because it is easier to cut through multiple layers. I found, though, that it does not fit particularly well into the shape-cut rulers, so I will change to a 45mm for that type of cutting.

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