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Thread: Rotary Cutters

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    I have broken my old rotary cutter and need to purchase a new one. I am planning on purchasing and Olfa. Are the blades from Fiskars and Olfa (or from other brands) interchangable? I have 4 news blades from my Fiskars and I don't want to discard them, but I don't want to purchase NEW blades for my Olfa if the old ones will work. Any help on this would be sincerely appreicated.

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    If you have arthritis, get the ergonomic one by Olfa.

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    they are usually interchangeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    If you have arthritis, get the ergonomic one by Olfa.
    Even if you don't have arthritis, get one that has ergonomics in the mix.

    I have a Fiskars ergonomic (circa 1990) ... and can cut a lot longer with it, than many of the other brands/styles that are not ergonomically friendly.

    While it's old, I noticed last year that they were still selling the same one, so it must have been a good one! :)

    As for blades, I've always used Olfa. Though in making a purchase, if I were you, I'd double check!

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    Olfa will work in Fiskars, so Fiskars should work in Olfa.

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    as well as the blades from Harbor Freight.

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    Love my Olfas! Had a Martelli and it was a piece of junk! I have the ergonomic in all sizes and love them.

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    I bought a Gingher rotary cutter.

    I was NOT impressed with it.

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    I have a Martelli and love it. Got it when they first came out.

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    I have a Martelli and use it all the time. I love it! Got mine at Overstock.com for less than $20 including shipping.

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