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Blades seem to dull so quickly. Why?

Blades seem to dull so quickly. Why?

Old 07-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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Default Blades seem to dull so quickly. Why?

I bought many new rotary blades on ebay years ago--still using them up. When I put a new one in, it cuts like a hot knife through butter, but within 5-10 cuts, it feels dull already. Am I missing something? Could it be my mat? It's several years old, but still fine. I want more butter cutting!
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:39 PM
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go to www.olfadeals.com and read their tips on rotary cutting. They may have the answer.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:40 PM
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if the mat is old, that is the cause sometimes.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:55 PM
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I have the same problem. I switched brands and have been very happy!
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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I feel the same way .. bought a new mat .. back to longer lasting blades.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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If there is a sale I prefer Martelli blades... otherwise I use Olfa.

As above a good mat is vital to good quilting.

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flip your mat over and try it it there...
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
I have the same problem. I switched brands and have been very happy!
Can I ask which brand has made you very happy?
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:41 PM
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I use an old mat with a not so old mat on top. The extra "cushion" allows the blade to sink thru the fabric a little better and cut well for longer.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:58 PM
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I usually buy Olfa blades, which Iíve been very happy with, but Iíll have to give Martelli blades a try.

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