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Thread: Rotating cutting mat

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    Rotating cutting mat

    For those of you that use the Olfa rotating cutting mat, what is your size preference-the 17" or the 12"?

    Thank you, Kathy

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    hmm, I mostly use it for smaller pieces even though I have the larger mat. I don't think i would want to go down in size, though.
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    Thanks, Debra. I sure don't want to get a 12 and then wish it was a 17 so I'm still mulling it over. That post about what purchases you regret is making me double cautious.

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    I have the 12" and like it fine, but can't compare since I don't have the 17." I can see how the larger one would be nice. Hope you get more (helpful) answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking View Post
    I have the 12" and like it fine, but can't compare since I don't have the 17." I can see how the larger one would be nice. Hope you get more (helpful) answers.
    Thanks for your input. I wish I could buy both Lol!

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    I have the 12 inch... I can't ever recall working on blocks larger than 12 inch... so the 12 inch suits my purposes.

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    I have a 12" and am happy with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have the 12 inch... I can't ever recall working on blocks larger than 12 inch... so the 12 inch suits my purposes.
    Thanks, Lori. The 12 inch is what I'm leaning towards. I'm almost ready to put in my Cart. FabricDepot has a good price on it.

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    I have the 17" and don't think I'd want to downsize either. I've used it mostly for smaller blocks but I also do alot of BOM's at my LQS and they are almost always 12.5" blocks so the larger size is handy for that as well.

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    I have the 12" and I'm in a 12" block swap ... which means the darn blocks are 12.5" before I send them out, which means I can't use the turning mat for them.

    So keep that in mind. If you plan on squaring up a 12" block remember it's a 12.5" block when you square it up!
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