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Thread: Gingher Rotary Cutter?

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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    I NEED a new rotary cutter, not a want, a TRUE NEED. lol

    I have been looking at the Gingher one, however I am really not fond of the price 69.99. I am sure I could get it with a coupon (50%?) or right now they are on sale at Joanns for 48.99 (30% off). Even with a 50% off coupon they would still be about 35.00.

    I was just wondering if anyone had one?
    Do you like it?
    Do you HAVE to use the Gingher blades in it?

    I love my other Gingher products so I don't know why I am second guessing the cutter but....
    I like the blade to come out of the "side" or underneith the cutter instead of the "top" of the cutter and it seems as if more and more co. are making their cutter with the blade come out of the end, like the Olfa cutters!

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    How about Fiskars? I have one and love it. It has an ergonomic handle and the blade comes out the side like you want.

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    I got one on e-bay for around 20 dollars.

    I like my Olfa cutters (both the ergonomic and earlier ones) better.

    I think one does need the special blades - but not sure about that.

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    HMMMM I was just on the Gingher website milling around and at the VERY bottom of the page in LITTLE letter it says VISIT FISKARS.COM. Does Gingher make Fiskars? or how are they associated?

    I have nothing against Fiskars cutters or scissors I just seem to break them offten! The last two the button/handle to "open and close" them broke and they were stuck open 99% of the time.

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    I have had my fiskar erronomic for ages they have been great. go them when I was making clothes for four little girls (my GD's) and one GS. I laso have my rotery cutter (fiskar) for almost as long and have never had any problems.

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    I have had my fiskar ergonomic for ages they have been great. go them when I was making clothes for four little girls (my GD's) and one GS. I laso have my rotery cutter (fiskar) for almost as long and have never had any problems.

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    I have Ginghers and love them. I use any blade in it and they work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    I NEED a new rotary cutter, not a want, a TRUE NEED. lol

    I have been looking at the Gingher one, however I am really not fond of the price 69.99. I am sure I could get it with a coupon (50%?) or right now they are on sale at Joanns for 48.99 (30% off). Even with a 50% off coupon they would still be about 35.00.

    I was just wondering if anyone had one?
    Do you like it?
    Do you HAVE to use the Gingher blades in it?

    I love my other Gingher products so I don't know why I am second guessing the cutter but....
    I like the blade to come out of the "side" or underneith the cutter instead of the "top" of the cutter and it seems as if more and more co. are making their cutter with the blade come out of the end, like the Olfa cutters!
    I looked at them longingly for a long time too. Then one day I had a 50% off coupon and they weren't on sale so I got one. OMG!! Why did I wait so long!!! I looooooove the Gingher rotary cutter!! So everytime I had a 50% off coupon I bought blades.

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    I think Fiskars own Ginghers
    If you're going to use other blades than Ginghers (I've never seen them), it seems pointless to spend extra money for the cutter.

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    I would like to know why the Gingher rotary cutter is so expensive? I just can not justify the cost.

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    I've seen them on ebay frequently.

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    yikes! DH gave me a left handed Gingher cutter for Christmas and I've never checked it out. I need to do that!

    I just took it out of the box, and the first thing I noticed is that you have to manually retract the blade. I've gotten lazy using the self retracting Olfa. Feels nice in the hand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I would like to know why the Gingher rotary cutter is so expensive? I just can not justify the cost.
    I think you are paying for the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I would like to know why the Gingher rotary cutter is so expensive? I just can not justify the cost.
    I think you are paying for the name.
    Or it could be because it's not a cheap piece of plastic junk.

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    If it is on sale, I don't think the coupon will be applied. I work as a speech pathologist in the schools so I get the 10% discount. I believe that always is taken off.

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    Get one and try it. I'm sure you can return it if you don't like the "feel" of it.
    Let us know what you think!

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    I have used both the Olfa and Friskars and couple months ago decided to try the Gingher (bought them on eBay) for pennies on the dollar.

    Both my 8 year old GD and I are left handed so I bought some left handed ones along with bunch of blades that go with them.

    I prefer the Gingher. It is a better constructed cutter compared to the others. As the saying goes you get what you pay for.

    I picked up a right handed one has well since I use both right hand and left hand equally while GD uses only her left hand.

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    Wow almost $70? I think I got mine online and it was not much more expensive then the Friskars I use around $20 or so.

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    They are so well made and feel so good to use that they are worth it to me, especially if you get a good deal on them.

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    I think I am going to check out ebay for one. I have a pair of snips, and my sister got me a pair of the 8" knife edge scissors for by birthday last week and I love them I think I am going to hint to my husband that a seam ripper would be nice for mothers day and order the rotary cutter just because! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I would like to know why the Gingher rotary cutter is so expensive? I just can not justify the cost.
    I think you are paying for the name.
    Or it could be because it's not a cheap piece of plastic junk.
    I use Olfa Rotary cutters and I don't think they are cheap pieces of plastic junk! Just my opinion!

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    i loved the way it felt in my hands..but can not see the cost for it, or the blades!

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    i love mine and have bought several on ebay for friends

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    My sister and I both have one. she's a righty and I,m a lefty. we love them!! no worries about th blade coming loose. it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    I would like to know why the Gingher rotary cutter is so expensive? I just can not justify the cost.
    I think you are paying for the name.
    Or it could be because it's not a cheap piece of plastic junk.
    I think it is plastic. The silver is wearing off of mine.

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