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Thread: I have a strang question regarding paper cutters

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Have or has anyone ever tried to cut fabric with a paper cutter?

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    Nope. I would think unless it was razor sharp it would just pull on the fabric rather than sever. I would think, to be honest, a guillotine type paper cutter would be more dangerous than the rotary cutter. Keep us posted if you try this. Be safe.

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    Use a new blade, should work fine :!:

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    Never thought of that. I have a Fiskars paper cutter that uses the rotary blade. I wonder . . .

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    I would NOT use a guillotine style paper cutter on fabric, it will just pull the fabric instead of cutting neatly. If you have one of the rotary style ones (like Fiskars), then sure, I guess you could. I save my dulled rotary blades to use in my paper cutter.

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    Yep! with a sharp blade it works just fine!

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    I put a sheet of paper on bottom and top with fabric sandwiched in between when I did this on my Dad's industrial paper cutter. Worked great.

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    I have tried it .. not so accurate! Was not faster than a rotary cutter and a big mat.

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    I have a cutter for fabrics but truthfully I prefer the rotary cutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cattailsquilts
    I would NOT use a guillotine style paper cutter on fabric, it will just pull the fabric instead of cutting neatly. If you have one of the rotary style ones (like Fiskars), then sure, I guess you could. I save my dulled rotary blades to use in my paper cutter.
    I have used my guillotine paper cutter - it works great. The cutter has a piece of plastic that after you slide the fabric under it - it holds the fabric in place. Works better if you starch the fabric.

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