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Thread: Martelli Rotary Cutter

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    Martelli Rotary Cutter

    Has anyone used a Martenlli Rotary Cutter. If so what did you think about it.
    http://www.martellicatalog.com/

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    I purchased one, I really like it. The blade cover is designed so that you may close it immediately after your cut with the flick of one finger.... has a nice grip and they come in left or right handed versions... Their customer service is awesome too!

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    I love, love, love mine. Really helps if you are cutting lots of fabric. I like the closing cover also, so the blade is never exposed.

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    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.

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    I have one and have not used it yet.

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    I did look at these. But I work right or left handed depending on how I feel so I felt having to buy 2 was too expensive.
    I have been known to put blades in for right handed and then use it left handed. Can't do with these.
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    I got one years ago. I really liked it.

    However, I can no longer use it because of the pressure on my hands and fingers. I found I needed a finger on it to use it well and that is no longer a realistic option. Darn!
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    I have one but could not get used to using it. I'm going to try it again because I have a lot of scraps to cut up and it's supposed to help with the carpal tunnel.
    Lots of people like them, but some just can;t get used to it.

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    I have one and found no great advantage to using it. I like the 60mm Olfa rotary cutter the best.

    I have arthritis in my hands and neck.

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    love it! I get the least fatigue if I alternate using the Martelli and a fiskar's
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    I bought one yrs ago and the plastic handle cover streched out so it kept falling off. So dont use it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.
    Call their customer service - they will get you a new spring... or if they will be at a Quilt Expo near you - take it with you and they will replace it there at the show for you!

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    Go to the Martelli website and buy a new spring. I've used one for a long time and love it. Just bought their new and improved one and like it even better.
    aka Gale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.
    Why don't you email them - I bet they would send you a spring and it would be safer than using it taped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.
    You can get a replacement spring. Contact customer service.

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    Right after I purchased mine, the spring came off and I called them. They said send it back and they replaced it. I do like mine; however, I have to say I don't use mine correctly most of the time. I tend to 'pinch' mine rather than leave my wrist in horizontal position like you're supposed to.

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    I had one and ended up selling it. I had osteoarthritis surgery many years ago. Something about the way you have to hold it and push down really bothered my hand. I do fine with the ergonomic Olfa cutter.

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    I use one for all my shop cutting - easy on the hands as long as you use it correctly - and the blades seem to stay sharp forever. Well worth the money - I wouldn't use any other 60mm cutter.

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    I thank everyone for the information. I think I will try one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.
    Aria,

    If you call they will send you new springs, you just need to know if it is a 60mm or 45mm blade, free of charge. They even have a video on their web site to show you how to put it on. I did it myself, even with my crooked fingers!

    I really love my Martelli cutter. I have to sit for everything, and using this cutter makes it easy. It cuts so easily without any pressure on my hands either. I highly recommend this for anyone, but especially those with painful hands and wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aria View Post
    I wore mine out. The spring broke on it, and I'm using it taped. Not good, I know, but I can't afford a new one. They're too expensive for me. But, I do really like it.
    If you ship it back to them, they will replace your cutter or fix the spring for you. I did that. It was $4-6 to return it but well worth it and less than buying a new cutter.

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    I have one and I'm trying to learn how to use it. So far I just keep reaching for my old Fiskars! I just can't seem to get the hang of holding the Martelli the correct way, but I'll keep trying.

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    I must be the only one who hates theirs. Absolutely one of the worst things I have ever purchased, well...that and their quilt binding attachment. Hate that piece of overpriced plastic crap. Do I sound angry? Yes. And when I wanted to return both of the worthless items, I was told I could only exchange them. For what, more plastic junk? When I go to quilt shows, I run very fast past them, just in case I want to stop and choke someone. I will now take a deep breath and try to forget I ever purchased from them.

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    Love my Martelli. The most important thing is to learn to hold it correctly. Straight up and down, NEVER at an angle because it can cut up a board that way. Mine is 3 yrs old and I have not replaced the blade yet!

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    I have a left handed one it is great to use.

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