Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Are rotary cutter blades interchangeable?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    113
    Can I use 45mm Olfa blades in my 45mm Fiskars handle?
    This might be a silly question but it's the first time I've had to buy replacement blades since I bought it and I'm having a hard time finding Fiskars.

  2. #2
    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    South Puget Sound, Wa. State
    Posts
    1,944
    I don't think that it makes any difference...
    45mm is 45mm
    Kirsten

  3. #3
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,320
    I think so. I used to use a fiskars all the time, I now have an ergonomic cutter and use olfa blades in them. I was about to shout a roaring "Yes" but maybe there is something on the inside center of the blade that is different.

  4. #4
    Super Member gcathie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Ohio
    Posts
    3,271
    Yes you can.....simple as that....

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    297
    I would think that the 45mm unless it's different would be universal. I am going to find out soon myself(I ordered some blades for my Olfa that aren't ofla)
    Intresting question, will be watching this.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    113
    Thanks for the feedback.
    I figured that the 45mm part would be the same. I just didn't know if the middle hole was a proprietary shape between brands, forcing you to continue buying their brand.

  7. #7
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,758
    Blog Entries
    9
    I've used the Olfa blades in several different kinds of cutters that weren't Olfa.

  8. #8
    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    4,852
    I always buy what is on sale, never a problem. Lately, I have seen some used in scrapbooking cutters that seemed like a plastic flange had been attached, and I doubt if they would work.

  9. #9
    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,745
    not a silly question at all, I just asked it the other day. The lady at the cutting counter said they're all interchangable and answered yes when I asked if she was a quilter LOL.

    Moonpi, thanks for that! My DH just gave me a Fiskars from his paper cutting one and I was thinking about trying it.

  10. #10
    Super Member retrogirl02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,745
    maybe I'll do an experiment on some scraps and let you all know about the paper one...it's still brand new in the package.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.