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Thread: Do you have to use Olfa blades in Olfa rotary cutters?

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    Junior Member Gayle8675309's Avatar
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    Do you have to use Olfa blades in Olfa rotary cutters?

    I've got an Olfa rotary cutter that I love, and just changed my blade, using a Fisker's blade. My cutter will not cut properly now...it shimmies back and forth. I haven't paid attention before if I have always used Olfa blades or not, so I'm wondering about it.

    Are Olfa rotary cutters fussy about blades? Do you have to use genuine Olfa blades?

    Thanks!

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    I have never had a problem changing blades. Make sure it is in properly.

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    I use both blades on mine but have to be sure the round spring is in the right way...hope that makes sense.
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    Make sure you you have the washer and nut on properly. Whenever I have had a problem, either I had the washer in backwards or the nut was too tight or not tight enough. I think you can find directions on the Olfa website if you're not sure.
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    One time I put two blades in, instead of one. That made a strange cut.

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    Thanks for the help. I went to Olfa's website and watched the video that shows how to change your blade. I discovered that somehow I've lost the small washer. I emailed them to ask if I can purchase another washer. If not I'll have to buy a new cutter. Least I know what's wrong now! Thanks again!

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    I use any brand of blade. For the past year I have been using the blades from Harbor Freight. I bought a bunch online when they were on sale and can't tell the difference between them and the more expensive name brand blades.
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    [QUOTE=Sandra in Minnesota;5134082]One time I put two blades in, instead of one. That made a strange cut.

    I use blades & cutters of different brands. A lot of blades come in packs of 2. Make sure you have only one in.

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    Olfa should send you a new washer free. I use all brands of blades in all my different brands of rotary cutters. I buy when on sale no matter what the brand.
    Got fabric?

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    I use Gingher blades in my Olfa cutters. Lately my blades have been dulling pretty fast so I thought I would switch and see how they work, man its like cutting thru butter.

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