Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Changing rotary blades

  1. #1
    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The beautiful Texas hill country.
    Posts
    1,261

    Changing rotary blades

    Bought a 5 pack of Olfa rotary blades. All five are in the same package with no information on how to separate them from each other. I'm scared to use my bare hands to figure this out.

    Surely someone knows a safe way to get these blades apart. Help!

  2. #2
    Senior Member happyquiltmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    564
    I put them on a flat surface, put one finger on the top blade and slide it off. They're covered with oil, so it's not too difficult.
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

  3. #3
    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The beautiful Texas hill country.
    Posts
    1,261
    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
    After getting cut once by a rotary blade... I'm chicken to put my fingers in jeopardy.

  4. #4
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    7,011
    Blog Entries
    1
    Use a stiletto and a pen, or something similar to slide them apart. I've always done it with my fingers and never had a problem. As an earlier poster said, they're covered with oil so they just slide apart.

  5. #5
    Super Member ArtsyOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Canadian in Minnesota
    Posts
    3,061
    Yes, just put your index finger on the top one and slide it over. As it tilts off the stack you can flip it up with a pencil or seam ripper so that you can put your fingers safely on each side.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

  6. #6
    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The beautiful Texas hill country.
    Posts
    1,261
    Thanks!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Rubesgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    830
    Using a pencil eraser to slide them apart works, too.
    Wendy in FL

    If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted I wish I had some ice cream.

  8. #8
    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    The beautiful Texas hill country.
    Posts
    1,261
    Cool.... Knew y'all would help me!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.