Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 38

Thread: From Don-isewman--A ??? for anyone/everyone

  1. #1
    Senior Member isewman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Muscatine, Iowa
    Posts
    482
    Blog Entries
    1

    From Don-isewman--A ??? for anyone/everyone

    Does any one have a rotary blade sharpener. And also, do you like it. And would you recommend a person to buy on. And what brand would you recommend. I've debateing to get one. I found one on ebay ebay for $40.00. If I decide to get 1, I want a good one. Any info will help me with my decision. THANKS EVERONE for any info. Don-isewman

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Sturbridge, Ma
    Posts
    4,017
    I have the TruCut and only used it once or twice. I didn't find it to mesure up to the hype. It doesn't take care of nicks and blade doesn't sharp like new. For 45mm I get the Harbor Freight. My blades seem to last a long time so I don't find the sharpeners worth the $$. If an individual is selling one on ebay I would assume they didn't find it useful or worth the $$.

  3. #3
    Super Member grammyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    2,480
    I also have the TruCut and it is ok, but if the blade is nicked, it won't work. I use my re-sharpened blades to trim blocks, but prefer a new blade for cutting pieces. I used a 50% coupon at Joann's a few years ago and it was less than $20. I have probably gotten that much use out of it.
    I like to ride my bicycle
    I like to ride my bike ...

  4. #4
    MTS
    MTS is offline
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4,303
    I havethe cheaper Tri-Sharp
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3hpkFU3hD0...1600/blade.jpg

    But the truth is I only use it when I remember I have it and can dig it out of the quilt-related junk drawer

    I buy the Olfa rotary blades in quantity on eBay, so my cost per blade is really low (usually ~$1).

    I know how to cut well, almost never nick the blade, and so if it gets dull, I just toss it and put in a new one.

  5. #5
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,666
    Blog Entries
    1
    I do the same as MTS -- buy in bulk on eBay. Seems as if I don't have to change blades too often, so $40 worth of blades lasts me a *long* time (and it's a lot more convenient than running a sharpener, which I think involves oil).

  6. #6
    Senior Member koko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Adirondacks
    Posts
    955
    I have the tri-sharp in my junk drawer too - just taking up space as it never really worked for me. I use blades from freight harbor which work well in my olfa cutter and they cost me on sale about $2 for two blades so even if I go through them a little quicker I'm still saving quite a bit.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Weezy Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    642
    I have the True Cut. It won't fix nicks, nothing will. If you use it on a blade that is just starting to get dull, it does work.
    I've had a bit longer use from 45mm blades.

  8. #8
    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,742
    I've bought two and neither work very well. The Tri-sharp with the sandpaper rings and the centre piece to twist was the cheaper and better of the two. The Orbitol sharpener was almost $40 and was next to useless. Neither of them would sharpen a blade enough to make it worthwhile. I would rather stock up on blades when they are on sale because at least new ones usually work.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

  9. #9
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,838
    I gave up on trying blade sharpeners I have tried several . Nothing cuts like a new blade.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    virginia
    Posts
    158
    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.
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.