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Old 04-18-2009, 05:07 AM
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What kind of these do you use? I have had an Olfa for years and just ordered a Clover soft handle. I was watching Nancy Zieman and she was using a Clover and made it look so easy. I have always had trouble with the Olfa it skips a lot. I guess the Clover uses just the right amount of blade to cut.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:20 AM
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I have used olfa for years and then Joann's had a 40% off sale and I picked up the gingher and Love it. light weight and handle feels great in hand and very sharp.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:25 AM
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I haven't had very good results with rotary cutters. I have 2 of them. One is Fiskars and I can't remember what the other is. Mine skip as well. I have to go over it again to get the strands it missed and the ends look horribly choppy. Crazy as this sounds...I get my hisband to make thick plastic template squares at work. Any size I need. I use a pencil and trace what I need then cut it out with my scissors. It's extra work but I'm really anal about that choppy look.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:09 AM
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I have an Olfa and just love it. I used to have a Fiskars and I now use that for cutting out paper or template material. If my rotary cutter begins to skip, I replace the blade (or turn it over for extra life) and that takes care of the problem. Could the skipping problem be because the blade is dull in spots?
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:14 AM
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I have always used my Olfa. They work just great for me.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:16 AM
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I just love my Olfa...
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:24 AM
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i have olfa and i'm happy with it. i have it in all the sizes.

i do go thru blades though - once you see a skip its time to change the blade.

i keep my dull ones to cut paper.

i've been thinking about buying the blade sharpener - does any one have it?
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:30 AM
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I use the Olfa the you have to squeeze the handle on to get the blade to show and it retracts when you let go....saves on blades.....and only use the Olfa blades seem to be sharper....I oil my blade once in awhile and that seems to make it last longer....maybe I'm crazy but if it works wooo hoooo......:-).......someone suggested running blade threw foil....sharpened the blade.....:-) .....haven't tried that one but will give it a go....:-)
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:46 AM
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2 Fiskars here and I love them. I do try to keep sharp blades in them. Use a blade sharpener before starting a new project. I cut about 6 layers at a time.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:52 AM
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I have the cheapy blade sharpener and it works OK.
At least the cutter dosnt skip after I sharpen so it is worth it.
You do need to twist it back and forth alot of times and use both sides of sharpener.
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