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Thread: Why did I wait so long!!

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    Why did I wait so long!!

    Been struggling to cut fabric all the way through. I finally changed the blade, what a difference! I hope I'm not the only one that does that!
    Kathy

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    i tend to wait too long as well. what a difference when a new one is used!!
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    I've got one that won't even cut paper.
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    I always figure if they are still round they must be good - same with tires on a vehicle.

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    I save my old blades to cut Christmas & birthday wrap. Works great and I just have a hard time giving up on the blade yet. Maybe it is too dull to cut fabric but still plenty of life for paper.

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    Somewhere on the internet, I saw a cutting system with ruler having a metal edge that supposedly sharpens the rotary cutting blade as you use it. Didn't bookmark the site, and I don't remember the brand name. I imagine it's terribly expensive, and I don't know if it really works. Would be nice, though.
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    You are not alone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    Somewhere on the internet, I saw a cutting system with ruler having a metal edge that supposedly sharpens the rotary cutting blade as you use it. Didn't bookmark the site, and I don't remember the brand name. I imagine it's terribly expensive, and I don't know if it really works. Would be nice, though.
    I thought about getting this ruler but am thinking that it might leave tiny metal filings on my fabric. There is some kind of sharpener available for rotary cutters but I don't have it. I also leave my blades on too long.

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    Yep, you are not alone. When I realize that I'm pressing harder and harder on my rotary cutter, then I know it's past time to change the blade!

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    No I think we all wait to long. Friend says I should change for every new project. As I have 3 on the go do I need 3rotary cutters. Nooooo wait until it drives me mad cutting where it misses.
    Has anyone used those sharpening tools? Are they any good.? ?.
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