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If you were to replace your rotary cutter....

Old 04-28-2013, 04:29 PM
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...which brand rotary cutter would you get, and why? What's your favorite? Which size to you use most often?

I have a very old Fiskars (45 I think) rotary cutter that I think I used for paper/scrapbooking. It's been working okay with a new blade, but now that I've invested in a nice rotary mat and Creative Grid & June Tailor (ShapeCut) rulers, I'd really like to invest in some nice rotary cutters, as well. Just haven't a CLUE what's best and which brands to stay away from.....

Your suggestions & recommendations would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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Well, I have a Fiskars and like it a lot, but I will be interested in this thread to see what the favorite is.

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:38 PM
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I have a OLFA (45) that I really like. Just like an old friend, although she has bit me once. This particuliar one is the kind that when you grasp the handle you lower the blade and when you lay it down it automatically retracts, a really good safety feature. Have wondered about the ergonomic ones. Will be interested to hear what everyone thinks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:51 PM
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I replaced my Fiskars with an Olfa 45 and I love it!!
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I have used both Fiskars and Olfa, and I like them both. I have seen the Martelli cutters, but they cost a lot! I don't know anyone who uses one. Maybe someone does and will give an opinion.
Also, I use a 45.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:13 PM
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I LOVE my Martelli! Thought it might take some getting used to, but it didn't. Mine is a 45 and I want to get a 60 also. All of the Martelli products are a bit pricey but my rotary cutter was worth every penny. I really, really want one of the Martelli cutting boards, but that will have to wait. Just can't justify in my budget right now.
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I've used Fiskars and Olfa's and as far as I'm concerned Olfa's are the only ones for me, I have the "ergonomically" correct ones, I have a friend that was given a Martelli cutter and she has tried it and has said when it needs a new blade, it's going in the garbage.
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I love my Olfa ergonomic cutters. The 45mm works best in my June Tailor Shape cut ruler.
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I have a Gingher that I really like for its heft. I used both Gingher and Olfa blades on it.

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Originally Posted by DeneK View Post
I LOVE my Martelli! Thought it might take some getting used to, but it didn't. Mine is a 45 and I want to get a 60 also. All of the Martelli products are a bit pricey but my rotary cutter was worth every penny. I really, really want one of the Martelli cutting boards, but that will have to wait. Just can't justify in my budget right now.
Ditto...I like my Martelli too
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