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Thread: changing the blade in a rotary cutter

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    Senior Member Rachel's Avatar
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    Just pay attention, if your blade leaves little pieces of lint all over and just doesn't seem to be working quite right, check to make sure you don't have two blades stuck together. been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    I wipe the oil off very carefully, then after I get the new blade installed I run it through some batting scraps to remove any remaining oil since I wouldn't want the oil to get onto my fabrics. (:
    that's what I do too.

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    I wash mine with dish liquid.

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    Awesome idea!! Thanks for this

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    I try to buy my blades when they are on sale, and usually buy the 5 pack. I find it very hard (and dangerous!) to seperate one blade from the others when I want to install a new one. How do you handle them?

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I clean it well before using. Another thing I always do is to put the old back into the package of the new one and write on it: Used. I keep it. If there is something non fabric to cut, like paper, cardboard, and in one case a piece of screen when we had to change the screen on the screen door, I bring it out and use it. I put it back into the package and discard it. Is amazing how many times the kids need to use a rotary cutter. I wonder what they did before I quilted.
    I do this too. Also, there is a place that I learned about here that you can send in your used blades and get a discount on new blades. They sell both Olfa and generic blades. Their prices were really really reasonable. I'll see if I can find the name.

    Added: Found it: http://www.lpsharp.com/3.html

    If you exchange 5 blades, and they don't have to be olfa, you can get new olfa blades for $3 each, minimum order of 5 and free shipping. Seems like a steal to me!

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    That would be great. By the way, I love your profile pic. Where is the picture from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyjean
    That would be great. By the way, I love your profile pic. Where is the picture from?
    Thanks, it is the St Croix river which runs along the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. It is one of my favorite places in the state. Just beautiful there.

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    I didnt realize you could turn them over and I also buy them on sale and try for the 5 pack

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    Thanks for that website.

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