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    Quote Originally Posted by janedb
    Hi. just wondering whats everyone's opinon about sharping blades. I saw this on (quilt in a day)site, about the sharping tools at $39 called True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener.

    Worth it or not. new blades here to buy are about $10 or more a blade.
    Hi Jane and other,

    I was thinking about getting one of this myself when I came across a different rotary blade sharpener. It is similiar to the blue hand sharpener, of which I've used for many years to extend the life of my blades.

    It is called the TrueCut Power Sharpener. It can also be found at Connecting Threads. It is currently on sale. There was also a different posting for free shipping. I'm not sure if this applies to Aussie's though, if not I'm sorry. You may be able to have your local LQS carry these.

    Here is a link to the item.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D81995.html

    Item No. 81995
    Sharpen your blades with the push of a button! Sharpens any brand blade, 28mm, 45mm,and 60mm, both sides sharpened at the same time no matter how dull.

    Note: Cannot sharpen blades that have nicks in them. Blades not included.

    5" x 3" x 3"sharpens blades: 28mm, 45mm, and 60mm

    For blades with nicks in them, you can take a metal nail file and carefully try to smooth out the nick while in your rotary cutter.

    I have not used this sharpener yet, but it would seem to work as the manual sharpener did.

    Hope this is helpful to other quilters.

    Pam M

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    It does not work on other blades. Just True cut blades. I bought it for my Olfa blades and it didn't work. Keepsake told me they didn't have any luck with any other blades other than true cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by barb55
    It does not work on other blades. Just True cut blades. I bought it for my Olfa blades and it didn't work. Keepsake told me they didn't have any luck with any other blades other than true cut
    What doesn't work?? The manual one or the electric one?

    If the maual one ....yes it does work for Olfa blades. I used it & mine came out nice & sharp.

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    I get mine from Harbour Freight they are I think , 3 for $3.99.

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    I noticed the one on BaySideQuilting is called "TrueSharp Power Sharpener". In the video it states it will remove nics. Wonder if it's the same or a different one?


    >>It is called the TrueCut Power Sharpener. It can also be found at Connecting Threads. It is currently on sale. There was also a different posting for free shipping. I'm not sure if this applies to Aussie's though, if not I'm sorry. You may be able to have your local LQS carry these.

    Here is a link to the item.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...r__D81995.html

    Item No. 81995
    Sharpen your blades with the push of a button! Sharpens any brand blade, 28mm, 45mm,and 60mm, both sides sharpened at the same time no matter how dull.

    Note: Cannot sharpen blades that have nicks in them. Blades not included.

    5" x 3" x 3"sharpens blades: 28mm, 45mm, and 60mm

    For blades with nicks in them, you can take a metal nail file and carefully try to smooth out the nick while in your rotary cutter.

    I have not used this sharpener yet, but it would seem to work as the manual sharpener did.

    Hope this is helpful to other quilters.

    Pam M[/quote]

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    I have the Orbitol Rotary Sharpener (retail $37 in Canada) which does a reasonable job if the blade is not nicked. I find the first sharpening is about 75% as good as new, a second 50% and I usually can get a third use out of it. This really extends the life of your blade and to be safe they should be sharp. I shudder when I see quilters literally sawing through fabric. One pass is all it should take. I have found that Tailorform blades (Symak Sales) or Komfort Kut (H.A. Kidd)sold for $2.99 at Lens Mills and once a year or so on sale (half price) stand up to sharpening quite well and fit my Olfa cutters. When I find a good sale, I buy a dozen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3
    Quote Originally Posted by barb55
    It does not work on other blades. Just True cut blades. I bought it for my Olfa blades and it didn't work. Keepsake told me they didn't have any luck with any other blades other than true cut
    What doesn't work?? The manual one or the electric one?

    If the maual one ....yes it does work for Olfa blades. I used it & mine came out nice & sharp.
    You are lucky, I used it on my olfa blades and it didn't work. I sent it back, not the electric, the manual. That is when Keepsake told they did have good luck on the olfa blades with the manual

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    I think the trick here IMHO is to use these sharpeners often, they are made to touch up a slightly dull blade, not put a new edge on one. Kind of like the sharpeners on an electric can opener :wink: :D:D:D

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    Hi yes they do send to oz. i am talking to a lady in america that can buy them for me and send to australia. in a large amount cheaper even than we can buy from the company.

    CoyoteQuilts is a member on here. she could probably send a heap to u too and you could share around your friends too.

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    thx pam, it does give me something to look into. i will either buy one. and maybe still buy a heap of blades from harbour freight. the 45mm carpet cutting blades that fit. my rotory olfa cutter.

    any more suggestions are welcome.

    thx jane

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