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Thread: which direction do you cut with your rotary?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I pull towards my body (I know.. not the safe way) but when I push away, I loose strength in my wrist.

    Which direction do you cut when using your rotary cutter?

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    Toward me.

    I KNOW! We aren't supposed to do it that way but I find it easier, too. I'm trying to break myself of it recently.

    But boo. :(

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    I always cut away from myself.....safer :!:

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    I cut away from me....I use my long ruler and ease my hand down the ruler so my grip is maintained and the ruler doesn't tilt on me.

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    I'm a lefty, so cut opposite from rightys, but always away from the bod.

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    I used to do it toward me, seemed natural. Then I saw someone doing it going away and it looked easier. I tried it and it was - so now I do it away from me. I'm much steadier this way.

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    I didn't know any better so I taught myself to use it TOWARD me...now and then I try it the other way and it seems awkward.

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    away from me. Safety first!!

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    I cut more accurately toward me, but I cut away for above mentioned reasons. I have bleeding tendencies and the dogs can't dial 911, so I try to be reasonable. I do occasionally cut away from the ruler at the far end of the cut. That's why I'm lookiing into folding a second time and/or purchasing a ruler with slots.

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    Away from the body...

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    when i first started i cut towards me. then when it was brought to my attention the dangers, i changed to away from me. it took a while to get used to it, but it is much safer and the ruler is easier to keep straight that way.

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    Away--there is no way in the world that I would cut toward my body. I really don't like emergency rooms and stitches...LOL

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    Defintely away.

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    Mostly away from me.

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    Both ways at times.

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    I do both! And do it with both hands (but one at a time!) :)

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