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Martelli Rotary Cutter???

Old 06-05-2013, 08:30 AM
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I have arthritis in my shoulders and it is literally a pain to cut fabric. I have seen this rotary cutter but would like to hear from anyone who uses it. Does it make it easier on you to cut fabric? Is it worth the cost? Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:38 AM
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I bought the left handed one. It was in a clearance box, at a quilt show, so I only paid $10. I couldn't get used to it, though in all fairness, I didn't give it much of a chance, so maybe I'll dig it out and try again.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:02 AM
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I have had 3 shoulder surgeries. I love my Marteli Cutter. It is much easier on the shoulders than any other cutter I have used. I even used it a few times while in a sling after surgery (don't tell my Dr or my DH) It is also good for cutting while sitting down. I used to do all my cutting sitting down until I got my cutting table. Though, I need to go back to sitting down while cutting or buy a really really nice mat for the floor. My feet can't take standing for very long.
That said, I highly recommend this cutter.

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:28 AM
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I have one, only used it a few times, I really like it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:52 AM
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Like the cutter and LOVE their cutting boards
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:36 PM
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Yes, I love my left-handed one. I have RA in my hands and regular old arthritis in my thumb. This cutter really works best for me.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:57 PM
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I have both left and right handed one as I can cut from either side with either hand. They may take a bit of getting used to but I really like them.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:36 PM
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I have three martelli cutters and love them! I don't like any of the others now. Definitely worth the price.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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I didn't care for mine.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:08 PM
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I have one and at first, it seemed really awkward. So I watched the video and did EXACTLY what the guy in the video told me to do (and what not to do). After an hour of practice or so, it finally "clicked" and now I really like it - can tell the difference in my right hand (I have carpal tunnel), especially if I have a ton of cutting to do. My hands are no longer aching after a long day of cutting, piecing, sewing, pressing, etc.

HOWEVER, for strips, I still prefer my June Tailor SHAPE CUT PLUS Ruler with a regular rotary cutter.
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