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Thread: I need some help please

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    I haven't started a topic on here before and I'm kinda new to the board, so I hope I'm doing this right. Anyway, I use Martelli Cutters - the company I work for sells them. They are extremely comfortable to use because they are ergonomically correct. However, after changing about 2 or 3 blades, it seems the cutter strips out. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions? I've just about got to use this cutter because of being a rep but I do really like it.

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    What do you mean by "the cutter strips out"?

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    I have never used one, but I remember seeing a topic where someone had a problem with theirs and the company sent her a new one.

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    It tightens "counter-clockwise" not a typical way to tighten something like that..

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    Really? I don't think they will want to just keep sending them to me and my customers. :lol: My husband did just fire off a message to them and explained that the bolt should be about 1/8" longer. We'll see. Thanks for getting back to me. Bev

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    When you change the blade, the screw will not tighten up as tight as it should. I was cutting last night and my screww just fell off and I had tightened it as good as I could.
    Bev

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    It tightens "counter-clockwise" not a typical way to tighten something like that..
    Yes, I know that, but thanks because a lot of people don't know that.

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    Could you find another screw that would fit it? Check out someone who repairs clocks if the screw is tiny, or someone who repairs guns. Might find just the right one.

    I've discovered in my late DH's work shop sizes of screws that I never imagined existed. And I have no idea of what to do with them. Used a few here and there, but otherwise, no idea.

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    No great source of info but I would just work for the company and use a more popular brand! Shhhh... no one has to know!
    I use Olfa and Fiskars. Both are great and never had any trouble with neither one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVNana
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    It tightens "counter-clockwise" not a typical way to tighten something like that..
    Yes, I know that, but thanks because a lot of people don't know that.
    I've been trying to visualize the blade direction. If you're right handed it turns clockwise, but if you use it in your left hand that makes the blade go counter clockwise. So it's a left handed cutter, right? :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momma_K
    No great source of info but I would just work for the company and use a more popular brand! Shhhh... no one has to know!
    I use Olfa and Fiskars. Both are great and never had any trouble with neither one.
    Love your answer and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Quote Originally Posted by Momma_K
    No great source of info but I would just work for the company and use a more popular brand! Shhhh... no one has to know!
    I use Olfa and Fiskars. Both are great and never had any trouble with neither one.
    Love your answer and welcome!

    Thank You Suzi! I have to admit I am hooked!! I love this group! I come here when I have free time, I get ready for work early (when I work) just to set and read and look around. This seems like it's one big family and full of compassion! I've joined other groups and got lost in the shuffle! I don't feel afraid to ask questions or leaving comments. I hope to be here more often as I have a lot to learn and maybe contribute.
    Again thank you and to everyone with the compassion to help others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILT4JOY
    Quote Originally Posted by WVNana
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmuchmore
    It tightens "counter-clockwise" not a typical way to tighten something like that..
    Yes, I know that, but thanks because a lot of people don't know that.
    I've been trying to visualize the blade direction. If you're right handed it turns clockwise, but if you use it in your left hand that makes the blade go counter clockwise. So it's a left handed cutter, right? :lol: :lol:
    about the direction the blade turns. no matter if you're right handed or left handed, the blade turns counter-clockwise when you cut with either hand, as long as you're cutting away from your body outward. the only way the blade would turn clockwise is if you start cutting away from your body and roll it towards you. i've never seen anybody cut that way. it's kinda like tires on a car, going forward the tires run counter-clockwise, they only turn clockwise when you go in reverse.
    donna

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    Make sure that there is only 1 blade in the cutter. I know this sound dumb but I changed blades once and it was not cutting right and when I check I found 2 blade instead of one. DAH!!!!!!!!

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    I've done that before. Those little blades are sooooo thin.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63
    Make sure that there is only 1 blade in the cutter. I know this sound dumb but I changed blades once and it was not cutting right and when I check I found 2 blade instead of one. DAH!!!!!!!!
    :-P

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    They make both a left and a right hand cutter so I don't think that makes a difference.

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