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Thread: Help! Does everyone have problems with rotary cutters?

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    Super Member Debra Mc's Avatar
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    I have both kinds. The Fiskars is a little booty to put back together. Could do the Olfa with one hand. It's like others have said, it's either too tight or not back together right.

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    Hum, you mean it isn't because there is a right handed conspiracy? LOL.

    Looks like I'm going to be putting mine back together a couple of times and see if it improves. I just thought that it had a dull patch on the blade somewhere. Because it's like it's making a perforated line rather than a clean cut.

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    I'm having the same problem. My blades aren't lasting like they used to. I buy only Olfa blades and have been very disappointed with my last couple of blades, so much that I bought a new cutter. Didn't solve the problem, but I have a nice new cutter (ergonomic).

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    I have a very cheap mat and I use rotarycutters from the tool store. They are cheap and so are the blades. When I started quilting I couldn't afford a Olfa rotary cutter. A friend showed me the cutters in the toolstore. They are cheap but only for righthanded persons. I like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickiebouten
    Boy I thought I was the only one that had trouble with rotary cutters. I have to admit I've owned three all different brands and I just can't use them. I gave up and went back to scissors (I know stone age!) Now I wonder if I just had the dang things put together wrong! I really decided it was because I was left handed and all the right handed companies were against me, okay I only thought that for a minute but it felt good to blame someone else besides myself. And now that those cutters are boxed up someone where I'll have to find them and try again. Hopefully it will be soooo long scissors!
    Try the Martelli rotary cutter. It is designed ergonomically so it is easier on the hands, plus they make a left-handed cutter. They have a video on the website that shows how to replace the blade. Here is a link:
    http://www.martellinotions.com

    You owe it to yourelf to get away from those scissors!

    Here is a link that explains how to use the Martelli cutter:
    http://www.martellinotions.com/productvideos.asp#video
    (Scroll down to select the rotary cutter video.)

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    Curious about the cutters from the tool store? What brand are they? Where in the store are they? Hmmm...wanting to try that!

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    I have the Martellino cutter. I bought it about 5 yrs ago at a show. I loved it until the plastic cover started to come off the handle. It stretchs over time and so had to stop using it.

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    I have three different brands of cutters, and I use Olfa blades on them all. They all cut great, and the blades last through at least 2 quilts, sometimes more. I had a friend who bought a cutter that we could not get to cut for anything. She took it back to the store, and when they checked it, they said it was defective and gave her a new one. Not all cutters are 100% perfect. If you can't get it to work, take it to the store and ask for help.

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    Had same problem and I did put back together right. So I bought an Olfa. I just use the fiskars one to cut paper with my old olfa blades.

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