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Thread: 45mm vs 60mm?

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    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Central Arkansas
    I have both and use the 60mm mainly because it autocloses when not in use.
    The 45mm I have on a mat next to the machine where I use it to cut smaller things after sewing a seam or just do not want to get up to go to the table.

  2. #52
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    on the Texas Coast
    and I cleaned my glasses so I can see that mine is 28mm NOT 38mm :oops:

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    Pati- in Phx's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    I have more than one of each size, plus 28mm and 18mm cutters too. Which I use depends on what I am cutting, which one comes to light first and/or which one has a sharp blade in it (or the replacement blades are handy.)
    I also have 2 different styles of 45mm cutters in my travel with the travel machine box.

    Yeah, I like to have cutters when and where I need them. And try new ones too.

    Have fun,
    Pati, in Phx

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    Senior Member calicocat's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Chatham Virginia
    I have both also. 60 was my first and I love her. Someone gave me the 45 and I love him. I use them both because I have a table I cut big pieces on and I have a cutting mat next to my sewing machine. Also when cutting mulitple layers the 60 is much much better.

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    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Upstate New York
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I had one of the ones that was supposed to use either 60 or 45 mm blades. It's headed for the trash as the blade will no longer stay down while you are using it (either size blade). Very disconcerting to be cutting and have the blade pop back up into safe position!

    The 45mm blades are much more readily available so I'm going to just go with the 45mm one and the tiny one. I find I rarely use the tiny one though.
    Don't throw it away! Eek! If it's a Fiskars, just contact them. I had a Fiskars that kept doing that and I contacted them about it. They had me send in a pic of it to them (to prove which model I had) and they sent me a new one, no questions asked.

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    A million dollar view!
    I have all three and the one I use the most is the 45mm. The next size would be my 28mm for small stuff and I change blades to use on several thicknesses of paper. I hardly ever use the 60mm as it is just too big. I have used it on upholstery fabric, canvas, and such.

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