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ScubaK 01-27-2009 06:18 PM

Does anyone have one?
I see they are half off at JoAnns. Are they worth it?
I like my Fiskars just fine but....well, this one is Chloe which is Purple and I love purple....oh and 45mm!!!
Also, does anyone have any comments on a 60mm or 65mm rotary cutter? Do you use one? How often?

Tabby235 01-27-2009 09:29 PM

I have both but once you use the gingher you not go back to fiskers.
I was a faithful fiskers user. And I got this one as a gift. now it is the best
cutting tool I have ever used. Hope this helped

gcathie 01-27-2009 11:51 PM

My fiskers are collecting dust ....3 of them.....I went to the squeeze handle Olfa....no putting the blade back ....very nice ....blades seem to last 3 times longer I have both the 45 and 60 and I find I use the 60 more ...why I don't know just feels better....my 2 cents worth.... But you go get you a new cutter and let us know how you like them....your due.....:-)

oh plus it's on sale .,.ohh what better reason....:-)

Connie1948 01-28-2009 06:44 AM

I love mine and will not go back to fiskers or olfa. The blade lasts a lot longer and it is very comfortable to cut with.

mochasue 01-28-2009 09:38 AM

You have inspired me to go get me one!

Cathe 01-28-2009 07:16 PM

So it is the blade that is better? It lasts longer? Can you buy standard blades for it?

MCH 01-29-2009 02:23 PM

It's a great tool if you are right-handed...and I'm a lefty. There is no way to adapt it to left or right. I tried to use it with my right hand (I am a bit ambidexterous), but couldn't use it at all. The design makes it for use only in your right hand. The "feel", "heft", and smoothness of it is way above any of the other rotary cutters.

If you have a coupon and want to spring for it, go ahead...IF you use your cutter in your right hand.

That said, I have a collection of Gingher scissors and positively love them...especially the dressmaker shears (left and right-handed pairs). So, my disappointment is not with the manufacturer, but with the product.

I've looked on-line for it, but Gingher doesn't make a "lefty".

I finally gave it to a friend. :cry:

Chele 01-29-2009 02:39 PM

My Jo-Ann's had left-handed rotary Ginghers, but boy, are they expensive! I'm getting bruises on my wrist that I suspect are repetitive stress injuries, so I was kind of considering one. My best advice is to change the blade often on your rotary cutters. I use X-acto knives and kitchen knives and if they're not sharp, the results are less than perfect. Plus the strain of pushing. I'd hate to wear out my joints and not be able to quilt!

MCH 01-29-2009 03:02 PM

Yipee !!! I didn't know they had come out with the "leftie" version!!! I'm so happy!!!

My birthday is just around the corner...and I just sent my husband URLs of places where it's available. Sure wish I had know about this at Christmas...it would have gone to the top of my list!

Once again, the QB comes through. Ya wanna know something...just wait a bit and someone will give you the answer!

I'm all smiles :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :!:

3incollege 01-29-2009 03:51 PM

I have the Lefty one I love it! I also got mine for half off. I bought extra blades for it , since they are quite expensive!

MCH 01-29-2009 03:58 PM

Where did you buy it? I found 4 places on the web.


ScubaK 01-29-2009 06:58 PM

I was so excited to tell you about the lefty that I PMd you before reading these following messages...
But I really do like it.

Celeste 01-31-2009 02:10 AM

Originally Posted by Cathe
So it is the blade that is better? It lasts longer? Can you buy standard blades for it?

I'd like to know too. Also, it looks like they only have 45mm?

Quilt4u 01-31-2009 02:15 AM

I got my Gingher for Chirstmas and love it.

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