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Thread: Rotary Cutters- ARE they all created Equal??

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    I need a new rotary cutter. I've been using one I purchased at Walmart and it just doesn't cut very good. I'm constantly having to go back and cut threads. Which one do you like best and why?

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    May not be the cutter, try changing the blade.

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    I like Fiskars. I have arthritis and it is the easiest to grip.

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    I have Olfa ones (28mm, 45mm, 60mm) I like them fine. Mine are the squeeze handle ones where the blade retracts when your not squeezing them..

    I also have/had a fiskers paper cutting one that I didnt like, its too flimsy for me. wobbled too much for me.. and was too hard to squeeze.. Thought id try it since it was on sale..

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    im in search of a better one also...

    i have a fiskars 45mm...bought it because they are known for their excellent sharp scissors...

    cut a few strips/squares...had to sharpen it already and i notice i have to bear down on it even right after i sharpen it and it still leaves a thread or 2 attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    I have Olfa ones (28mm, 45mm, 60mm) I like them fine. Mine are the squeeze handle ones where the blade retracts when your not squeezing the.
    I also have all sizes and wouldn't trade them for any others on the market.

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    I've got several Olfa's. Like others said, have you changed the blade recently?

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    Love my Olfa cutters.

    mltquilt

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    New blade after every other quilt, is what I've been told. Granted, I keep using the same blade until I put a nick in it, but that's me. (I don't always follow the rules ;) )

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    Olfa for cottins and Fiskars for fleece.

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