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Thread: Oiling Rotary blades??

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    I think you will be pleased with what you receive. I know others have mentioned places to buy cheap blades, but we KNOW the name OLFA means quality. They were in new, sealed packages and regardless of what someone else said, I do not think they are sharpened and repackaged. I firmly believe this man is being honest and gives us a good buy.

    I put my used blades in one of the plastic holders, then put it in a small mailer. It cost 87 cents postage to mail. No return postage required.

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    A friend of mine who cuts glass said that keeping the cutter well oiled helps keep it sharp. I wonder if it is the same with rotary cutters.

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    I saved that website for recycling to my favorites, my gosh, how reasonably priced are they? Cannot believe it!!

    I am going right now to take my rotary cutter apart to clean and oil it. I feel like such a doffus, I clean and oil my sewing machine before starting a garment, patches, etc. but never ever thought about that rotary. sighhhh

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder. I think I'll sticky it to my quilting basket, or should I cross stitch and glue to my forehead? Don't answer that Patrice!

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    who? me?

    poor, innocent li'l ol' me?

    :shock:

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    I use a product called Sewers Aid. It may be a synthetic oil, heck, I don't know. All I can say is it works.

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    I read somewhere that if you take the blade off, turn it over, put it back on the rotary cutter and oil it, you will get some extra life out of the blade. I'm going to try it the next time my blade gets dull.

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    Now I know this is going to sound strange to you girls, but there is always a substitute lurking in the kitche.

    I learned a long time ago that kitchen shears need to be washed after cutting certain items (chicken is one) and the best oit to use for keeping the pin on which the blades ride from rusting or losing the ability to open and close...use some of your good cooking oit. I use Canola oil, so a drop of that does wonders for scissors. It is safe and sanitary to use with food. So why not for the rotary cutter if the WD40 is not handy?

    I stopped by the hardware dept and bought the smallest size WD-40 to keep in my sewing center. It will always be there when I need it.

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    I have a confession, I am addicted! I can never have just one of anything,(except my husband) so I have a number of rotary cutters of different sizes for different purposes.
    Two of my older ones I use for cutting the bindings from my books so I can coil-bind them.
    I put oil on my blade this morning when I was cutting a half inch thick book. It really made a BIG difference. I used sewing machine oil.
    Does anyone else coil-bind their own books?
    Joyce

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    Joyce, How do you coil-bind your books? It sounds interesting.

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    Yes, Joyce. We need a mini-course!! :-)

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