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Martelli cutter 45 or 60 and why?

Old 03-12-2018, 11:54 AM
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Default Martelli cutter 45 or 60 and why?

If you have one, which one and why? Would youbrather havevthe other one?
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:17 PM
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I have several of the 45s and 1 - 60. The 60 is for multiple layers of polar fleece, and the smaller ones are for cutting and trimming blocks.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:46 PM
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I have the 45 mm cutter but don't use it. Guess I never bonded with it.

For general cutting, I tend to grab the regular 60 mm cutter. I like the ones with retractable blade for safety purposes. Easy to close before putting it down on mat.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:01 PM
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I've never tried a 60 cutter; 45 seems fine. Love my Martelli.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:08 PM
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I bought the 45 to see if I liked it and I do. I have a 60 in the Olfa and I like that one too. I have several for different reasons and like them all. What in the world did we do before the invention of the rotary cutter?
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:14 PM
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What in the world did we do before the invention of the rotary cutter?
It took me forever to master using a rotary cutter accurately, it seems, but now I wonder how I ever cut fabric for quilting without one. The blocks I make by drawing around a stencil and cut by hand just don't have the accuracy of those rotary-cut ones. I've looked at Martelli cutters but have yet to buy one, thinking I might have to learn to rotary cut all over again. Has anybody had that experience?
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:44 PM
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I'm getting a second 60 cutter. I do have a 45 and seldom use it. It seems that the 60 cuts faster!
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I only use Fiskar 45 blades. Works for me.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:26 PM
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MaryMo--yes, getting used to the Martelli did take me a bit of time. I would forget to roll it a bit to get the blade to open and then felt awkward closing it. But did get the hang of it and do like them.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:03 AM
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I have both but mostly use the 45. This is because Martelli blades suck (for me) and it's harder to find 60mm other brand blades. I have lots of 45mm blades so I use that one instead. I only use the 60 if I have to use a thicker ruler (like my piping ruler thing).

The only reason I have both is because I ordered the 45 and they sent me the 60 in error. I called to have it replaced and they talked me into keeping the 60mm at half price (big regret). I like this style of cutter but the blades are terrible.
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