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Thread: Cutting direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    Can't agree more about the "closing" after every cut -- if you start out reminding yourself every time, it will get to be an unconscious habit.... and PLEASE - wear REAL shoes while cutting.....if for some unknown reason the cutter slips from your grasp - or you forgot to close it and knock it off the table - you won't be in the ER because the blade fell on your unprotected foot !!
    I don't close my cutter between every cut but do if I leave it available on the table between cutting sessions because I've realized even teenage grandsons are curious enough to pick it up and "test" the sharpness of the blade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    A friend of mine cuts with her right or left hand...............
    I sometimes do this, too. The Olfa rotary cutter that converts from right hand to left hand use with a push of the tab is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mme3924 View Post
    I don't close my cutter between every cut but do if I leave it available on the table between cutting sessions because I've realized even teenage grandsons are curious enough to pick it up and "test" the sharpness of the blade!
    Amend to my prior post....by closing after every cut - i meant when you are shifting fabric, changing fabric, repositioning, etc....something like that...not "every cut" if you are doing 10 strips in a row...if i lay the cutter down, it gets closed. should have said it that way...sorry for the confusion.

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    I had to think which way I cut....I couldn't control it if i pushed the cutter away from me. I pull the cutter towards me - from the top to the bottom. I also generally cut across the width of the fabric.

    I think you need to practice and see which one feels more comfortable for you.
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    for some reason i like to cut on an angle away from my body.i agree with whoever said , as long as it's away from your body you're ok. some people can cut with either hand. i've tried it, and i can't. strictly right handed.
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