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Thread: Fiskers vs Olfa Rotating Mat

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    I have the Olfa rotating mat and have been disappointed that it hasn't held up as well as my bigger Olfa mats, even though it gets far less use.

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    I have one of the original Olfa turntables. I've had it for at least 15 years. They still carry it here:
    http://www.quilthouse.net/shop/produ...house-spinner/

    It is a heavy, sturdy turntable with ball bearings. Not cheap, plus you need to buy the mat, but it is much sturdier and easier to turn than the current olfa/fiskars versions. If the mat ever wears out, you just replace it.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Lori is right about the Fiskars surface. It is NOT the same self-healing substance as the Olfa and can dull your blades much more quickly. Olfa was the original, used for years in the engineering trade, and is still the best, in my opinion.

    Jan in VA
    Ditto that!!!

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    I have the olfa 12 inch and I love it .
    "BIG SKY COUNTRY"

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    I have the Olfa 12" and 17" and although I use them a lot, they don't show any signs of wear yet. I'm so surprised! I really like them - especially the 17" one.
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    I never could really see the sense of a special rotating mat. I have a separate 12" X 18" Olfa mat that I lay on top of my cutting table mat and just turn it if I need to. Simple.
    SittingPretty

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    Thanks for the replies. I purchased the Olfa. Will be using it on my next quilt project.

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