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Thread: What size rotary cutter do you use most?

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    What size rotary cutter do you use most?

    What brand and what size rotary cutter do you use most?
    Has any of you ever used a rotary cutter with a pinking edge?
    Does that work well to keep the raw edge of the fabric from unraveling?

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    I use the 45 most often. Yes, the pinking blade is worth every penny to me. I use it on fabric edges before washing. They still ravel some but not like before pinking. The blade is not as "pinky" as the old scissors but does a good job anyway.
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    I use the 45 most. I love the Olfa ergonomic one. I did buy the pinking blade but haven't used it yet. I watch for deals on ebay and have gotten bundles w/cutters and blades cheaper than anywhere else.

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    I use the Olfa 45 most. I use my 60 just to cut flannel, fleece, or batting. It is handy to have both. I have the smaller one, but never use it.

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    ditto the 45 is my go-to!
    When I bought my first in the early 90s, I had Fiskars recommended as it had an easy grip and was more ergonomical.
    I've tired using others, and have always gone back to the F just for the reasons it was recommended back then.

    Interesting enough, I noticed recently that F still sells the same one ... guess you can't fix, what is already great!!!

    I do not have the 60. Thanks for the suggestion as to when to use it.

    I do have two smaller ones (different sizes) than the 45 ... both are good when doing micro fine cutting.
    I also prefer these smaller oneswhen cutting around small plastic templates.

    I have both the scallop and wavy blades. Have used them seldom, only for decorative edges.
    When I bought fabric at a new-to-me LQS last fall, I noted they were using the pinking blade and commented. She told me the pre-wash tactic was the reason.
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    I have two. They are both Fiskars and 45. Love them.
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    I have two Olfa's for fabric. I use the 28mm most often and the 60mm for multiple layers of fabric and batting. I don't own a 45mm and seem to manage just fine without one. I also have a separate Olfa 28mm for paper.
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    One thing to remember about the "pinking" cutters is that it can damage your cutting mat that can not be repaired.

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    I have a 60 and a 45 mm , I use the 60 the most .

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    I use 60 most of the time.

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