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Thread: Box Cutters

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    I have (probably) a very crazy question. Has anyone ever used a box cutter to cut fabric rather than a rotary cutter? Seems like they would be really sharp and not nearly as expensive.

    Like I said a very crazy question

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    I've not tried it. Not sure it would move thru the mat as easily. Let us know if you try it. You can be the guinea pig!(O:

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    seems to me like it would pull on the fabric.

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    There may be too much drag, distorting the cuts :wink:

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    seems to me it would slice through the mat pretty easily. It has a different pressure to cut fabrics with I am guessing.

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    I would agree with amma. It would be like cutting with a very sharp knife - not smooth cuts.

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    I wouldn't even try it. Too much risk.

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    If one was desperate enough I suppose it might work. But so could an ordinary single edge razor blade. Just not very convenient.

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    I don't see how you could line the box cutter up with the ruler to get an accurate cut.
    And the box cutter might even damage the ruler.
    Not to mention the mat.
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    Do not recommensd it. A rotary cutter moves across the fabric cutting it. A box cutter would move against the fabric by its very nature and pull it.

    I would tear the fabric before I would even think about using a box cutter.

    Besides, why reinvent a wheel that isn't broken?

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