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Thread: I guess I knew I would do this sooner or later...

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    I have developed a bad habit with my rotary cutter. I lock the blade open when I'm cutting and then lay it down. I knew sooner or later I would cut myself. I just did. I barely bumped it with my knuckle....doesn't help that its a new blade either. At least its not worse just a little knick. But I will not be leaving the blade open anymore!

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    Bleeds well - at least you know it will be a "clean" cut.

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    I did that, too. Glad we both had small cuts! Darlin', that is gonna hurt tomorrow.

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    Some of us just need to learn some lessons the hard way... glad that it wasn't a bad cut!!!
    I too find that I forget to close the blade sometimes :oops: I guess I should look into a new one that closes automatically!!!

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    Sorry you got a cut. I like the ergonomic cutters because they close when you let go.

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    Be glad you didn't knock it off the table onto your foot. A friend of mine ended up having two surgeries -- the first one to repair the cut tendon and the second one to fix what the first one didn't.

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    Sorry about you getting cut! What a hard way to learn a lesson!!

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    Ah well...its just one more scar to add to my hands. I am extremely rough on them...to the point dh has threatened to not let me near knives! lol! Three years ago I cut the same finger on a buck knife....that one hurt. We had to glue it together after it finally quit bleeding. This one will be easy after that. But lesson learned! I just hate the little lock button this cutter. When I lay it down it halfway presses in so its a pain to open....and the reason I lock it open. If it didn't have that little button it would be nice....wonder if it can be drilled out?

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    Been there, done that and I still haven't learned. I catch myself with the blade open when not in use more often than not.

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    Unless you're absolutely in love with that particular cutter and couldn't ever use another one, I'd suggest getting one that has an easier button. I use the ergonomic Fiskars, and it is very easy to open and close the blade. Also, Fons & Porter's rotary cutter is always "closed", until you start to cut with it. I wasn't thrilled with that one because of the straight handle, but it is a great safety measure.

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