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Old 02-27-2021, 09:41 AM
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Default Need ergonomic rotary cutter

I am looking for recommendations for a good ergonomic rotary cutter. The Martelli is the only one I have seen mentioned when I searched here but it looks like there are a few issues with it (specific blades, learning curve) and perhaps there is another alternative, or two, that would be good. I have been using an old Fiskars pistol grip which is likely the worst type but it was what I had and just jumped in with it. If the Martelli is really the best then I will go that way. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:22 AM
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I like to try them first. They need to fit my hand. I've tried the Martelli ones and not bonded with it. My favorite for now is the Olfa 60mm. Slide the blade to cut. Slide the blade to close. I always-always close it after cutting. I have one of the squeeze ones too. I don't want to have to hold it to keep it open while cutting. It is safer though. No squeeze-No cut!

I would like to try the Quilters Select to see how they fit my hand. Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:23 AM
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saw these on ebay
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:34 AM
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I use any brand of blades with a round hole on my martelli cutter. The martelli blades didn't last long for me although I know some like them a lot.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:42 AM
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I have been using the ergonomic Olfa rotary cutters for years.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:58 AM
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How about the Quilter’s Select rotary cutter? I don’t own one but just curiosity if that would be a good one.
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:22 PM
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I'm not familiar with ergonomic cutters other than the Martelli, which I love. I was unable to continue using the standard style cutter (had used the Olfa 45mm) because of joint deterioration, but the Martelli puts no stress whatever on the fingers; in fact, you don't even need your fingers on the cutter; they liken the dynamic to the way one would push a car (with the heel of the hand), or a rolling pin. Good luck finding the right cutter!
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:27 PM
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I love Quilter Select. It has a great feel to it. I also love their rulers too. The rulers have the best feel on the fabrics I have ever used.
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Old 02-27-2021, 03:08 PM
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I just ordered a True Cut which is supposed to be ergonomic. The cutter and ruler set were on sale plus there was another 15% off. I haven't received the set yet so I'll have to wait to see if it's everything they claim.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:26 PM
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I bought a couple of ergonomic fiskar rotary cutters and I hate using them. I doubt I would like any other ones.

I only use fiskar, all I have used and love them. If my hands hurt I just move hands, wrists and fingers around to loosen them up.
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