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    the sullivans The cutting edge ruler. has anyone tried this?
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Hi, I've used the Sullivans cutting edge ruler for about a year now. It's just a 6" square, so I only use it for small trims. I really don't know whether it has made much difference, but since I needed a small square ruler and this one was reduced, I've given it a try. I feel that at least I am trying to keep my blade sharp! and it certainly doesn't do any harm.

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    I have found the cheap ones with the sandpaper rings works pretty good. Seems some of my fiskar blades last a long time, some not very long at all.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    I also have the TruCut. It was recommended by Bonnie Hunter. A gift from DDIL. I use it a lot to prevent dulling. (Take my blade out of my cutter and sharpen it during a project). I really like it. Of course, it won't fix nicks... I've been really happy with it as everyone knew my cutter because it was the dullest in the room!!!

    Linda in Missouri

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    Hubby gave me one for Christmas and it totally sucked. I returned it. I can't remember what brand it was. I'll never buy another one, will stick to purchasing new blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindypierce View Post
    quilt out loud had a ruler that one edge sharpens rotary blades. I am looking but have not found it.
    the sharpeners don't work very well in my experience.
    Missouri Star Quilt Co. is where I bought mine. Can't say that it helped much.

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    I have tried different sharpeners over the years and was always disappointed. Then DH saw this one on
    Amazon and talked me into trying this out with the idea I could always return it. It is True Sharp electric rotary blade sharpener. It finally turned out to be a keeper. There are two stones...I always do mine with the coarse stone first and then finish off with the other stone. I use a timer that counts off in seconds for accuracy. Also I discovered at the same time it does make a difference as to what rotary cutting mat you use. The white ones from Joann Fabrics do wear out the blades fast. Switched to a much smoother mat (got the Big Mat from sewingemporium.com) and discovered I don't have to sharpen my blades as often. No regrets in getting these tow items. Good luck, Don!

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    I have th tri sharp sharpener with the sand paper rings and you turn it by hand. It works ok but not as well as putting in a new blade. Might help if I used it more but I keep it in a drawer and don't even think to get it out very often.

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    I am waiting for some one to take their old rotary blades and paint them like they do the saw blades.

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    i have a tru-cut--i do not use it! it seems more dangerous than anything else in my sewing room i've ever tried to do- you really have to handle the blade-alot...and it's not easy-once you sharpen it again you are handling that blade trying to get it off the sharpener-then reloaded onto your cutter for half a dozen good cuts---they do not seem to (hold an edge) very long- i would rather spend the $$ on good quality blades that tend to hold up for a good length of time than risk stitches for a few more good cuts.
    i don't remember the site right now- but someone on here posted a site where you can send in your used/dull blades and receive new replacement blades for a very low price...send in 10 blades, receive 10 blades- for only about $5...i will see if i can find the post- that seems like a much better way to go than spending money on a sharpener.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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