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Thread: Fiskars Rotary Cutter problem

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    Member oreoflurrie's Avatar
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    I am having a problem with my Fiskars Rotary Cutter (the one that comes with the cutting mat and 6x24 ruler). The nut doesn't stay tightened. It loosens up after only about 5 or 6 cuts. Sometimes I'm afraid it will come right off. I love the angle you hold it at, not like the others I've seen. I was thinking it might have been an issue with my specific cutter, so I went and bought another one just like it. Once I change the blade, I have the same problem. I have been very careful when taking it apart to make sure I'm putting it back together correctly. Has anyone else had a problem?

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    Ive never liked my fiskars.. too wobbly for me.. I ended up getting a retractable Olfa..

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    I'm having the same problem!!!

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    Have you tried some lock-tite on it? I think they make different strengths of it. I'd try a weaker one first just don't get it on the blade (just the nut) or maybe try plumbers tape.

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    Are you sure you're putting the nut and bolt back on the correct sides? Try flipping them to the opposite side and see if it stays tight.

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    What about trying some silicone tape like is used on pipes? It should stop the nut from coming off easily.

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    I had the same problem, seems like the little washer bent and didn't hold properly. I broke down and bought a gingher and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Ive never liked my fiskars.. too wobbly for me.. I ended up getting a retractable Olfa..
    So did I. The fiskars is hidden waaayy behind all the Olfas. Love the retractable.

    I think the washer is supposed to be bent. At least mine is. It acts as a spring.

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    i have the fiskers too. and have the same exact problem your having. i just tighten every so often. until i am finally able to get a new one.

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    Mine also gets loose after just a few cuts so I always make sure its tight when I start to use it and then after each cut. Maybe Santa Claus will bring me an ofla.

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