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Thread: Do rotary blade sharpeners work?

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    Do rotary blade sharpeners work?

    Has anyone used the "True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener" that Joann Fabrics sells, or any other blade sharpener on the market. And, if so, do they work? With the cost of blades these days, I'm wondering if I can extend the life of my blades with a good sharpener. Will look forward to a response from all the experts that use this site.
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    I have on and use it now and then, It does make a difference but not like new. I don't have much shopping where I am and this sharpener helps in a pinch.
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    No one seems to think it does much good. I have started to flip my blade so that the cut is done with the other side and it does add a little to the life of the blade. I got my last blades on ebay and bought 20 olfa blades new for $20
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    Thanks, never thought to flip the blade. Will try that.
    Eileen

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    There are 2 different electric sharpeners from TruCut. I have the more expensive one and rarely buy new blades. It was worth every penny. I sharpen as soon as I feel the blade is getting dull. It's great never cutting with a dull blade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    There are 2 different electric sharpeners from TruCut. I have the more expensive one and rarely buy new blades. It was worth every penny. I sharpen as soon as I feel the blade is getting dull.
    I have had so many friends tell me it was a waste of money that I've been very leery about spending the money.

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    I've used the sharpener and it worked well and extended the life of my blade.
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    I have one that I bought at Hancocks and it works very well. I just don't have enough strength in my hands to do a decent sharpening however, so I have my son do it for me. I think being able to apply enough pressure is key. He regularly sharpens my 3 cutters. I might never had tried them, but I found the refills for the sharpener on a killer deal in clearance and bought the main sharpener with a 40% off coupon. I have bought some blades from Harbor Freight but have yet to use them. I'm waiting until my others don't sharpen up well enough.
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    I have the cheap hand turned one. It works if you twist back and forth about 10 times on each side of the blade.
    It extends the life of the blade a little.

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    I just bought the TrueCut on line from JoAnns haven't had a chance to use it yet, but will post results as soon as I try it.
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