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Thread: No wonder I thought it was dull!

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    No wonder I thought it was dull!

    I put a new blade in my rotary cutter about a month or two ago. The cutting was difficult and tedious so I thought that I may have put an old blade (dull) on it tho it had come out of the package. Today, I was going to change that darn blade and when I took it off of the cutter.....I noticed that it was actually TWO blades!

    Silly me! I guess I did not pay much attention when I put it on the last time and the oil had kept both blades adhered to each other. After a silly giggle, I separated the blades and now I am happily cutting away without the fatiguing myself! lesson learned!
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    You aren't the first person to have done that - and you will probably not be the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I put a new blade in my rotary cutter about a month or two ago. The cutting was difficult and tedious so I thought that I may have put an old blade (dull) on it tho it had come out of the package. Today, I was going to change that darn blade and when I took it off of the cutter.....I noticed that it was actually TWO blades!

    Silly me! I guess I did not pay much attention when I put it on the last time and the oil had kept both blades adhered to each other. After a silly giggle, I separated the blades and now I am happily cutting away without the fatiguing myself! lesson learned!
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    LOL Sounds like something I'd do!

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    They do stick together and it's hard to rub them apart. Yes, I have to rub them back and forth to get them apart. They are so oily!!!
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    Be careful when rubbing the oil off the blades. That's an accident waiting to happen!
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    Yes, do be careful...if you're not, a slip will cost you!
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    I'm careful. I just must have thought that it was my last blade and put in on the cutter. I guess I forgot to rub the blade to see if there were more than the "one". Lesson learned. glad to know that others may have done this too.
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    It's easy enough to do as slick as they are.
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    One more thing to check when your blade won't cut well is your screw. If it is too tight, it causes so much resistence that it takes too much effort to cut and a too loose blade doesn't cut straight either. Your blade should roll smoothly without sticking. grabbing or wobbling.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    Here, I thought I am the only dumb, dumb to do that! It must run in the "Sandy" family! hehe

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    Alex Anderson talked about having done that once on her old "Simply Quilts" show. Lots of people have done that. You have alot of company. It's so easy to do because they are so thin and really stick together.

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    (arm around Sandra) and I thought I was the only dumb dumb, glad I have sisters

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    Well, you gave me some food for thought. Maybe that is why yesterday with new blades put in my cutter that it is not cutting right. See no matter how silly it seems to say things at time, they always help someone out. Thanks for the idea of checking.

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    Yup have done that too

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    Um.. I've done that.
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    Haven't done that yet, but doesn't mean I never will!
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    I confess. I've done that too!

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    I have done the same thing. I couldn't figure out why my new blade wasn't cutting right. It kept making shredded cuts. DUH!!! 2 baldes in the cutter.

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    I have not only ~ been there, done that ~ I have been there done that MORE THAN ONCE! DUH
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    hey,,I did that once....drove me nuts as it was an expensive 60mm blade. glad it turned out to be two and my stress level went down...hehehe

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    I guess I should say I joined that club too when I first started and changed the blade. couldn't figure out what was wrong. DH pointed it out. Havedone all kinds of things I could kick myself for afterwards, but I am not the only one, because there is always someone on this board who says they have done it too. Happy day!! Amy

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    Donna's have done that too.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Been there, done that.

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    I use a seam ripper to separate new rotary cutter blades. Its safer than rubbing them.

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    I have done that very thing. I was just about to quit rotary cutting when i figured it out!
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