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Thread: Warning! Cutting Edge rulers....

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    ..I'm doing a complete reversal of opinion on these because I'd only been trimming 1 or 2 layers of fabric and that was a problem even to get through both layers without having to run the blade 2-3 times!

    So I put in a brand new blade - Olfa brand - to use with the bigger 24x6 ruler. Tried to cut 4 layers for some strips. Even after 6 passes it was still not cut through! When I did cut through, the edge was ragged and shredded! After trying one more time found the blade was, as another member said, completely destroyed. The measurements are not accurate! Tried for a 3" strip and then turned the ruler sideways and found the strip was 1/32" over that!

    There are no special directions on the packaging. The inset blade is at an angle so it sticks out farther at the bottom. Arggghhhhh!! Total frustration! Certainly I will now contact the company.

    I do like the markings and find they are uncluttered. I'll just use the side without the sharpener because of this.

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    Thanx for the warning!

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Thank you very much for letting us know about this!! :D:D:D

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    OK, I've e-mailed them. Sure wish they could work.

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    Thanks for letting us know, I wasn't sure about them but didn't know anyone who used them.

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    Well, there goes that suggestion for a Christmas present!

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    I'm confused because Pat Sloan is backing them and has a video out for them. I'll keep you posted.

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    Thanks for letting us know!

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    I had bought a similar one (designed for scrapbooking) that was on clearance...found that it would not cut fabric at all. I'm thinking that the only way that type of cutter would work is if it had a rotary cutter type blade and very firm clamping down on the fabric.

    We had a rotary blade paper cutter where I used to work and it only worked well on multiple layers of cardstock if the bar was clamped down.

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