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Thread: self sharpening rotary cutter?

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    Junior Member seahorsesanna's Avatar
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    ok so I saw in a magazine rotary cutters that sharpen themselves when you use a ruler does anyone have these? Do they work well? What about sharpeners for your blades are they worth the money or should I just buy new blades?

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    The only thing I know about is the blue sharpener that Joann's sells and mine went in the trash! It didn't work.
    I just buy new blades.

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    doesn't sound like a winner

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    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13405090698061801789&sa=X&ei=PQIZTtLfK6Hx0gGn9rSXBQ&ved=0CCkQ8wIwBQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWfDumxUeEA

    It's the ruler that has the sharpener on it.

    NAYY. Never used it so I can't comment.

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    I have a friend that has one. She says it extends the life of her blades. I have an electric sharpener and it definitely extends the life of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seahorsesanna
    ok so I saw in a magazine rotary cutters that sharpen themselves when you use a ruler does anyone have these? Do they work well? What about sharpeners for your blades are they worth the money or should I just buy new blades?
    At our July special sew-in one of the gals said the ruler works best if you get the rotary cutter that goes with it. She didn't like it with her regular rotary cutter.

    ali

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    I have the blue sharpeners for both my 60mm and 45mm rotary cutters. I find them great. You need to apply a bit of pressure.My 45mm has saved me plenty already. I haven't used the sixty yet.

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    I've had the 45 mm for years and think the "sandpaper" is wearing out. I'm going to try replacing it. I think it does a great job as long as the "nicks" aren't too bad. But I have found that the amount of pressure really makes a difference. What is the electric one? That sounds kind of interesting.

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    Fabric Hut sells these but I haven't checked them out. At first glance they looked expensive but I was in a hurry so I couldn't see what it was all about

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    I haven't tried any of them but I would sure like to know more about the electric one!!

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