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Thread: Rotary Cutter Question

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    Rotary Cutter Question

    My rotary cutter blade tightens up and will not roll as I am trying to cut. I changed the blade a couple of times. Anyone know what it wrong?

    Linda

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    Maybe the washers are not in the right place when screwing the screw in to hold the blade in place.
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    I'll double check. Thanks!

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    At least with Olfa, the washer must be placed right before the washer so that the washer makes a tent against the body of the cutter. I don't know if I am explaining it right.

    Google changing a rotary cutter blade and you get an Olfa video.
    Arlene

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    Good to know about the video. I forget how it was put together immediately after taking it apart! Old age setting in?
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    I got what I thought was a good deal on an off-brand rotary cutter. The bladed wouldn't turn no matter which way I put the washer in. Into the trash can it went.

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    blade in backwards maybe, 2 blades stuck together, just a few ideas

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    Does it need a drop of oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Good to know about the video. I forget how it was put together immediately after taking it apart! Old age setting in?
    Oh, I LOVE this board! I'm not the only quilter with memory burps! My solution- the next time I bought a package of blades (Olfa), I cut the diagram off the pkg and taped it to my wall!

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    Great idea--I have had that happen to me more than once...only to find I had my washer/nut on wrong--not to mention a few times with more than one blade!

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