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Thread: Fiskars Rotary Cutter problem

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    I am having a problem with my Fiskars Rotary Cutter (the one that comes with the cutting mat and 6x24 ruler). The nut doesn't stay tightened. It loosens up after only about 5 or 6 cuts. Sometimes I'm afraid it will come right off. I love the angle you hold it at, not like the others I've seen. I was thinking it might have been an issue with my specific cutter, so I went and bought another one just like it. Once I change the blade, I have the same problem. I have been very careful when taking it apart to make sure I'm putting it back together correctly. Has anyone else had a problem?

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    Ive never liked my fiskars.. too wobbly for me.. I ended up getting a retractable Olfa..

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    I'm having the same problem!!!

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    Have you tried some lock-tite on it? I think they make different strengths of it. I'd try a weaker one first just don't get it on the blade (just the nut) or maybe try plumbers tape.

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    Are you sure you're putting the nut and bolt back on the correct sides? Try flipping them to the opposite side and see if it stays tight.

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    What about trying some silicone tape like is used on pipes? It should stop the nut from coming off easily.

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    I had the same problem, seems like the little washer bent and didn't hold properly. I broke down and bought a gingher and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Ive never liked my fiskars.. too wobbly for me.. I ended up getting a retractable Olfa..
    So did I. The fiskars is hidden waaayy behind all the Olfas. Love the retractable.

    I think the washer is supposed to be bent. At least mine is. It acts as a spring.

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    i have the fiskers too. and have the same exact problem your having. i just tighten every so often. until i am finally able to get a new one.

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    Mine also gets loose after just a few cuts so I always make sure its tight when I start to use it and then after each cut. Maybe Santa Claus will bring me an ofla.

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    Good to know Im not the only one experiencing the same problem. Its almost as tho Im missing a piece but I know for sure that I put it back together correctly. Its so wibbly wobbley Im afraid to use it. I retired it today.

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    Gee, I've never had trouble with my Fiskars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiladylei54
    Gee, I've never had trouble with my Fiskars.
    I haven't either. And it's true that the washer is supposed to be bent.

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    The washer is supposed to be bent and acts like a locking washer. You might have the bend in the wrong direction or you may have the blade assembly on the wrong side of the handle. The last is really easy to do.

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    I love my frisker better than the olfa, I also have the same problem I just tighten it after some many cuts and then it stays tighten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Ive never liked my fiskars.. too wobbly for me.. I ended up getting a retractable Olfa..
    Me too!

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    I had the same problem and contacted fiskars with a photo to prove I had one. Told them the problem, I got a new one. Now I am having the same problem. Some of you mention washer??? I don't have a washer. I put on a blade, put the bolt on and off I go. DH cuts my strips for me, and he keeps it quite tight. He said, the blade is suppose to cut the fabric. I had it a little looser, so it was just rolling across the fabric. Since it's tightened up, I don't experience it getting loose so offen

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    Same problem. So frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I had the same problem and contacted fiskars with a photo to prove I had one. Told them the problem, I got a new one. Now I am having the same problem. Some of you mention washer??? I don't have a washer. I put on a blade, put the bolt on and off I go. DH cuts my strips for me, and he keeps it quite tight. He said, the blade is suppose to cut the fabric. I had it a little looser, so it was just rolling across the fabric. Since it's tightened up, I don't experience it getting loose so offen
    The blade cuts it by rolling across the fabric. It isn't supposed to be stationary. It's supposed to roll.

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    I broke two Fiskars this spring by pushing down too hard, I guess. The mechanism that keeps it away from the closed position broke.

    My DH tried to fix it, but it broke again upon the first use. So sad.

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