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Thread: rotary cutter

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    Super Member LAQUITA's Avatar
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    rotary cutter

    Hello Everyone,
    I am looking to purchase a more ergonomic rotary cutter to purchase. I am looking at this one:

    http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Martelli-Ergo-2000-60mm-Rotary-Cutter/6203910/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&kw={keyword}&adtype=pla

    Have you used this one/kind before? if so what are your pros/cons?
    Do you have another preference?
    If so please let me know.
    Thanks so the help.
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

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    I love my gingher, pricey, but it has been my best cutter other than my 60mm quick change olfa which I also love
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    I use the 45 mm Martelli rotary cutter and love it. When I helped out at my LQS I always took my own rotary cutter because I thought it gave me more control than a regular 'stick' cutter. There is a learning curve. The first time I attempted to cut fabric I took off to the right -- I can't explain why, I just always caution people new to the rotary cutter to practice on some scrap first and try it a couple of times. We didn't learn to use our stick cutters with just one pass.

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    I have used the Martelli cutter for probably 8 years now. Love it. I have shoulder issues and it is easier on the shoulder and can be easily used while sitting down. I even used it while my arm was in a sling. Have had the spring break on it twice so am on second cutter but really love this one!


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    You might ask around your friends, or quilt guild if you go to see if someone has one. If so maybe you can try it out!

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    I like the Martelli cutter too...so glad I switched!

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    Love. y Martelli. Much easier on my hand, wrist and shoulder. Love their blades also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I love my gingher, pricey, but it has been my best cutter other than my 60mm quick change olfa which I also love
    I actively dislike mine. And I usually grab whatever cutter I find and use it.

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    I have and really like the Martelli one. I have arthritis and it is very comfortable for to use.
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    Love my Martelli cutter. It comes in a left handed or a right handed version, so make sure you get the correct one

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