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Thread: If you were to replace your rotary cutter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    I have a OLFA (45) that I really like.... This particuliar one is the kind that when you grasp the handle you lower the blade and when you lay it down it automatically retracts, a really good safety feature....
    this is the kind that i have and have no desire to change
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    I'm not sure what I would get - that is probably why I haven't replaced it. The one I have works fine and I don't want to spend the time looking for a different one.

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    Olfa 60mm quick change
    45mm gingher
    also have a 45mm olfa ergonomic but prefer the gingher and quick change.
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    I like my Fiskars. I like my Olfa, but not my Olfa where you squeeze the handle to expose the blad. I am afraid it is a false sense of security.

    Recently purchased the Martelli. It is now my go to cutter.

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    I have both Olfa and Fiskars love both , have 60 and 45 mm. I also have a clover 28mm that one gets used the least.

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    I like my Olfa's. I have worn out a few Fiskars over the years, so I don't prefer them. The hub wears out for me

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    Olfa, Olfa, Olfa!!! Any size, any model. The 45 is probably the most usable for you, though.

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    I have noticed that some quilters prefer a particular set up of rotary cutter and how they hold it. Personally as long as it has an instant blade back when you let go of the handle no problem .
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    I have 2 Olfa's and love them both. The tension spring on one of them broke. I couldn't find a replacement to buy so I contacted Olfa and they sent me three of them for free.
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    I won a Fons and Porter auto close at the my very first guild meeting and that is what I prefer. It retracts after each use. I also have Olfa and Martelli cutters but use the Fons and Porter the most.
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