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Thread: Which is better? Accuquilt Go or Simplicity Deluxe Rotary Cutter??

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    I'd have to be cutting mountains of strips before I'd buy any cutter. On the other hand, the Go cutter does squares, triangles etc....plus a lot of applique shapes.So guess it's just what works for you.

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    Although I haven't used it personally, I've heard only bad reviews of the Simplicity cutter. Don't spend your money there. The Alto Quilt Cut might be another good option to the Go cutter.

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    I had the simplicity cutter and returned it. It is not accurate and way to much work. I recently got the GO as a gift and I absolutely love it. I cut out 99 2.5 strips today in about 45 minutes. It saves on the hands, arms and time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom
    While the accuquilt was definately the easiest on my wrist, it did give me a sore shoulder. Oh well.
    The Go needs to be sitting a much lower level then a cutting table height. I have mine just below waist level. I had my PT watch me turn the Go and he said Do not raise the shoulder while cutting only rotate the lower arm. After some uses the Go is very easy to run the dies through with no effort at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom
    While the accuquilt was definately the easiest on my wrist, it did give me a sore shoulder. Oh well.
    The Go needs to be sitting a much lower level then a cutting table height. I have mine just below waist level. I had my PT watch me turn the Go and he said Do not raise the shoulder while cutting only rotate the lower arm. After some uses the Go is very easy to run the dies through with no effort at all.
    That's good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    The Go needs to be sitting a much lower level then a cutting table height. I have mine just below waist level. I had my PT watch me turn the Go and he said Do not raise the shoulder while cutting only rotate the lower arm. After some uses the Go is very easy to run the dies through with no effort at all.
    That's really good to know. I had never even thought about how the height of the table would affect using the Go.

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    Don't forget, the Alto's QuickCut II does more than just strips. It can cut any size that fits on the mat. You can sut larger 'strips' then put the guide to the side and divide those larger 'strips' into squares, rectangles, parallograms, trapezoids, and more. The guide can be adjusted at various angles.

    It does more than just strip cutting. You can cut triangles and octagons ... and more.

    Gads, but these names are confusing me ... that, and it is late at nite. It is the Alto's that I have ... not the accuquilt!

    ali

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    The Go hurts my shoulder too. My neck too. I don't have a table any lower than the one I use it on but it's definitely lower than a cutting table. I'll have to try not moving my should and only my lower arm.

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    I love my Go! but haven't heard much about the other. You could google them and compare the reviews.

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    The Simplicity deluxe rotary cutter stinks. Do not buy it. It is not accurate enough for anything, much less quilting. The first time I used it I thought I was doing ok and wasted 1/2 yard of fabric before I realized spagetti was straighter. Fortunately I bought from nancy's notions and she took it back. Recently got a quiltcut2. While you still need to use a rotary cutter, it's much easier than just using a mat. I saw eleanor burns use something that looked like a quiltcut but the bar had a blade on it. i'd love to find out what that is and get one of those. I've had neck surgery and sewing isn't the best hobby for me. oh well.

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