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Old 12-29-2012, 07:15 AM
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I'm trying to figure out if there are different 18mm rotary cutters. I have the Olfa but it doesn't work with my circle cut template. Here's what's happening: The template's thickness seems to be thicker than the blade comes down when extended so it can't reach the fabric. My 28mm works fine since it extends down further than the thickness of the template (hope this makes sense).

Here is a picture of the one I have (hope it shows up)

So I guess my question is, is there different kinds of 18mm rotary cutters that would work with the template?

Thanks for any help!

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:00 AM
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I think the template is meant for the 28mm
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:18 PM
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If you have the 'Easy Circle Cut ruler' you will need the 'Easy Circle Cut Rotary', esp. if you want the smaller circles. 45mm works on the largest, I also tried to use 18mm, with no luck.

The reason I know this is because I had purchased the ruler ... GRRR ... Returned the ruler. Then on another shopping expedition, I see the Easy Circle Cut Ruler and right next to it was the Easy Circle Cut Rotary. The other shop did not inform me that you needed both. Why they are not sold together???
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:36 PM
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Thank you! I knew there was something going on!! I agree, they should let you know you need their rotary cutter to work with Easy Circle Cut Rotary. I guess I'm off to find the one that actually goes with it :-)
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:48 PM
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I have that circle cut ruler for years and my 18 mm didn't work on either and I also was not aware that there was a special rotary cutter for it i look on the instructions dosen't say anything either and fons and porter just this morning had circle makeing quilts and use that ruler they made no mention of of the special cutter.I got the circle cutter ruler hopeing it would easier then the olfa circle rotary cutter a pain in my rear i just couldn't get the hang of it I am now going to google the cutter see what i come up with
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