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Thread: 60mm rotary cutters

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    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
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    Anyone prefer a 60mm to a 45mm? How much do you use a 28mm or smaller?

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    I use 45.

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    I use a 45. I have used a 60 before, but I found it to be uncomfortable. I also have the smallest rotary blade available. I like that one for cutting curved pieces.

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    The 60 is good for going through thicker fabrics or many layers at once.
    The 28mm is used to cut around curved and circular rotary cut templates.
    Most of us use a 45mm for every day cutting :D:D:D

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    I use mostly the 45mm.I'm making those Twister Wreaths i would use the 28mm but with those little thinks on the bottom the 28 is not big enough.It would sure help cutting around the ruler,so i stick with the 45mm.Long winded aren't i?

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    I like the 60mm better than the 45. I like that I can cut more layers or thicker fabric, like fleece or flannel, without struggling to get the blade through.

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    I prefer 60mm, but that may be because I cut a lot of of fabric in my shop and just got used to them!! I guess, the truth of the matter now, is I prefer which ever one has the sharpest blade!!

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    I use the 60 more often than the 45. I have an ergonomic one and it's great! I was thinking of getting the smaller one to use with curved templates, but will wait until I have a specific project in mind.

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    Not much help here either, I have both and have been using the 60 the most, but lately I've been trying to remember to use the 45, unless I'm cutting fleece or lots of layers, as the blades are cheaper. Then I can save my big one for the projects that require the bigger blade.

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    I use the 60mm only because that is what I'm use to. I have a 45mm and try to use it sometimes but it just feels weird to me.

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    I use the 60 for several layers of fabric or repeated long cuts. My workhorse is the 45 I use it the most and the 28 for paperpiecing.

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    I use my 45 mm almost always. Have a 28 mm for small stuff.
    Don't use a 60 mm, as they are too big and a bit unruly. JMHO~

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    I have all sizes. Usually use the 45mm for most cutting, the 28mm for PaperPiecing trimming and the 60mm for thicker layers of batting or fleece. I personally don't like to cut more than about 6 layers so the 45mm works best most of the time. The very smallest (18mm) cutter I only have used a couple of times for cutting smaller curves.

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    Would 60 be better used for fleece?

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    I use a 45 have not tried 60 but generally do not cut thick fabric or more than 6-8 layer of fabric at a time. 45 has alwasys worked well for me. I have q 28 and rarely use it, but do not cut many curved pieces.

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    if you want to get replacement blades from harbor freight, they fit the 45.
    i use the 28 for curves

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    I use my 60mm Olfa more than any of the rest.

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    I only have a 60mm and I like it, but I put a 45mm & 28mm on my Christmas list. Can't have too many rotary cutters, right? The 60 does go thru several layers well and is good for fleece.

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    I have used both but I tend to grab the 60mm first. Just my preference...

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    I used to use the 45 mm as my primary cutter, however, as I have aged and gotten a few wrist and hand issues, I find the 60mm is easier for longer periods of time. I use the small blades (20 something mm) for paper piecing on a small mat at my machine.

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    bleighw, that's the answer I was looking for . Multiple arthritises have made things like cutting more difficult. I will pursue a 60mm. Thank you, everyone.

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    i use the 60 but it is getting hard to find refills

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    I rather like the 60mm best but because I have so many blades, hit a jackpot on Ebay as well as some store specials, I use the 45mm the most.

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    I also use my 60 way more than my 45 but since I just got a bunch of Harbor Freight blades things are going to change lol

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    I buy 5 blades at a time on e-bay for only 3.00each, usually no shipping for 60mm. I make mostly miniature quilts and use only a 60mm for all general cutting.

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