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Thread: I just bought a Gingher rotary blade and it's the bomb!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    My LQS owner owns a Gingher rotary cutter and cut a layer cake into 5" squares for me in less than 2 minutes. She told me to forget the cutter but to buy the blade. So I did. I love it. I can cut so many layers of fabric with it. I think it cost $12. I absolutely love it. She said she's used the same one for 9 months at her store. Awesome!!!!
    I will look for one, does Joann's carry them?
    I have an Olfa cutter which I love, and made the recent mistake of buying some of fiskars blades.... I will say that they don't hold an edge at all, I usually use Olfa blades but of course the fiskars were on sale so I though I would try them... won't waste my money on them again, even if they are on sale.

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    rotary blade sharpeners available

    Just a quick note in case you didn't know. There are rotary blade sharpeners available. I heard about it and had to ask at Joann's or Hancock's. I can't remember which one I bought it from but both of them probably have them. The sharpener has worked well for me so far and saved on buying new blades for a little longer.

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    my cutter must have been a lemon. was a gift. had to change blades often and after a year cutter no longer wanted to work. gave the blades away.

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    I just bought one of the Olfa quick change cutters. It works for right or left handers and so far, seems great. I love, LOVE, not having to touch the blade when I change it. I was always putting that off because it seemed like I always had more trouble after changing to a new blade than I had with the old dull one.
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    Did you know that if you save up 10 used Olfa blades, you can exchange them for new blades for a small fee. Google "L.P.Sharp rotary cutter blades" you will find the information....ie., 10 used Olfa blades for 10 new Olfa blades at $3 each...that is a huge savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Walmart sells the Gingher blades for $12.10 each.
    That is no bargain!

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    I just ordered the Gingher cutter from JoAnn's for 40% off. Couldn't resist.
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    Lots of new Gingher cutters on ebay. $21. Make sure you get the right one for you.. Right hand or left hand. They are not able to be used for both

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    That is no bargain!

    It is if I need a new blade like right now and I don't want to drive an hour away to Joanns where they are $11.99 without coupon or wait for mail order. $12 is really nothing when you think about how important rotary cutting is to your quilting.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    That is no bargain!
    Buying cheap blades that dull fast is pennywise and pound foolish. I've been using my Gingher blade for almost a year. Plus it's a whole lot sharper than any other blade I've tried.

    You're a lot more likely to cut yourself with a dull blade you have to push down harder on.

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