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Thread: when the did I change my blade????????

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    Super Member tatavw01's Avatar
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    when the did I change my blade????????

    okay does this happens to you: today I started to cut up my scraps and the blade is dull so dull that it won't even cut paper!!! So just started doing a cool thing, just take a black sharpie and date the blade. Well the reason the I couldn't cut was because I change the blade in APRIL!!! no wonder. So give it a try

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    What a great idea!!! (and why have I never thought of it???) Like many others I'm sure, I am not good about changing my blade until it won't cut a thing..... thanks for the great tip!!
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    lol when my neck and shoulders are on fire after a small amount of cutting-that's when I think oh change the blade.
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    Good for you! My blades last a long time because I sharpen it about every day. Always sharpen a sharp blade and it won't get dull. This blade sharpener works great for me. It won't sharpen a dull blade but it will keep a blade sharp. . I change the blade at the first skip. I won't hassle with a blade that won't cut like new every time. http://www.graceframe.com/site/rotar...inea-sharpener
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    thanks for the tip
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    I change mine ,at minimum, when we change the clocks. This way I know the worst case for when the last change was..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Good for you! My blades last a long time because I sharpen it about every day. Always sharpen a sharp blade and it won't get dull. This blade sharpener works great for me. It won't sharpen a dull blade but it will keep a blade sharp. . I change the blade at the first skip. I won't hassle with a blade that won't cut like new every time. http://www.graceframe.com/site/rotar...inea-sharpener
    I have the Tru Sharp at the bottom of the page and haven't bought new blades in a long time!

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    Great idea much better than mine. I change my blades ( I have 3 different cutters) on the first of each month. Change month change blade.
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