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Thread: Fiskers

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    I have a Fiskers and several other brands in different sizes too. I always use the Fiskers 45..its my go to, but I have the same problems as you. I did manage to put an Olfa blade in it the other day...jammed it up and thought I was going to throw it away, but DH fixed it. Scared me to dead, there he was tugging on a BRAND NEW BLADE with his bare hand!!! Yikes!!!

    I do need to get one that locks the blade IN when I put it down though. I have a bad habit of leaving the blade out and I cut my finger last night when I barely hit it on the blade. Had to stop cutting and go for 1st Aid.... :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melody
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    I have used the fiskars for 5 years but recently bought an olfa. I love it! The fiskars has a problem with the screw coming loose after using only a few times. I constantly have to keep tightening it. I was afraid of cutting myself so I decided to try the olfa and it's wonderful. And I also bought a blade sharpener so I can reuse the dull blades. Both rotary cutters are the same size, 45.
    HI Melody, does your blade sharpener work? My LQS told me it doesn't work as well as new blades.
    My local LQS swears by it and said I would love it. I bought it recently so I haven't used it yet. Difference in stores and perspectives, I guess.
    And sales! New blades keep revenue coming in :D

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    I use both the Fiskars and the Olfa 45 mm cutters. I like the Olfa better because it is more comfortable in my hands. Since I use the Olfa more often, it has seemed to me lately that the blades are dulling fairly quickly. Have you tried the new rotary blade sharpeners? I'm wondering how those work out.

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    Where does one get a blade sharpner and how well do they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antoinette
    Where does one get a blade sharpner and how well do they work?
    I have one that will sharpen 2 sizes of blades. It cost me $30... terrible, right? But I probably have 15 blades waiting to be sharpened. I haven't used it yet (busy getting the crops in when it isn't raining), but this weekend is forecasting rain so maybe I can try it out. I will let you know.

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    I had the blade sharper and I did not like it. I even let DH sharpen the blades. I didn't think it got them sharp enough. I like the "turn the blade over and add a drop of oil" better.

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