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    Rotary cutter

    Good morning ladies!!!

    Curious as to what size of rotary cutters most of you use?

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    Oh and also, what brand of rotary cutter do you prefer!

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    I have never used anything but a 45mm Olfa rotary cutter since they came on the market, and I love it! I have a 60mm Olfa rotary cutter for heavier cutting, but I rarely have a need to use it.

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    Olfa 45 mm ergonomic is my favorite, but the 60 mm is great for several layers when cutting strips.

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    I have a Martelll bent handle an I love it . have about 3 others that i use some of the time . all are 45mm, Fiskars, an some I can remember the names. joyce j

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    Just bought a Gingher 45 mm and absolutely love it. Have been using an Olfa 45 mm but am finding the blades dull very quickly.

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    I absolutely love, love, love my Martelli cutter. It doesn't hurt my arthritic hand and it cuts like buttah AND the blades last forever.

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    olfa 45 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by northerncreations View Post
    Just bought a Gingher 45 mm and absolutely love it. Have been using an Olfa 45 mm but am finding the blades dull very quickly.
    I've had the same experience with Olfa so I too bought a Gingher.
    And, although much better than the Olfa, it's nowhere near as good as the Martelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi712 View Post
    I absolutely love, love, love my Martelli cutter. It doesn't hurt my arthritic hand and it cuts like buttah AND the blades last forever.
    Also me favorite. Feels good in my hand.

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    Olfa 45. I have the 60 for really heavy cutting and the littler one for template (Marti Michell) cutting.

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    Martelli 45mm is my go to rotary cutter. I use an Olfa 60mm when cutting denim and batting.
    Beverly

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    I have two 45mm Olfa quick-change cutters. Very easy to change the blades. I also have a Fiskars 45mm that I like. It's one of those that you squeeze the handle to expose the blade, then it retracts automatically. These are the cutters I use most often. I have two smaller Olfas but seldom use them.

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    ive always used an olfa 45 mm but i recently invested in a new cutter for my bday and i bought a singer just to try it out and i really like it. i can use any blade in it so the olfa blades i already have are fine but its heavier built than my olfa and comfortable in my hand and apparently good for right or left hand as my mil tried it out and liked it too shes a lefty. so i may have a new favorite.
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    Olfa 45mm and 60mm
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    I have the Olfa because that was the best on the market when I started quilting. I do love it but if it was not so expensive to change, I would like to try the True Cut ones. I think that is the name of the ergonomically shaped cutter and rulers that have a ridge on the ruler edge that the cutter runs along. I think it would be easier to control. If you are just starting to build your supplies, try out a few to see what you like.

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    I have all the sizes....love to use my 60mm when cutting full width strips. use my little 18mm when cutting curves or small items.....my 45 is my pinking blade.....I have always purchases Olfa blades, but may try a Gingher blade with a Joann coupon. Like the Olfa handle that I have for my 60 that self closes when not in use, as I always forget to manually close my 45 and end up nicking myself every time....
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    I have all three sizes for different patterns but use the 45 for most of my cutting. I like the 18mm for curves, circles and fussy cutting. All of mine are Olfa.

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    Thanks for all the replies ladies!!! I have been having problems with my Olfa even after putting in a new blade, skips terrible. So I though I would see what most of you use! Thanks again.

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    is it my imagination or are the olfa blades losing their edges more quickly in the last year or so?

    i usually can count on a blade to cut a quilt, all the way through to trimming the excess ofter binding.

    the last two blades have barely made it through cutting the pieces for the top, nevermind the backing and the trimming stages, which are really only an extra couple of cuts but enough so i really notice that the blade has dulled.

    aileen

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    I use my 45mm gingher most often and my 60mm quick change olfa for PP and thicker fabrics and batting and fleece I also have a 45mm ergomic that I used to use before I got the gingher off of ebay for a good price. I would say I use my 45mm the most but you still need the 60 for other things. The gingher cutter and blade I feel cut way better than my olfa ergonomic but about the same as my quick change olfa. the ginghers are more pricey but if you search on ebay you can get one for a relatively decent price, and the blades to me are better and last longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommabear62 View Post
    Thanks for all the replies ladies!!! I have been having problems with my Olfa even after putting in a new blade, skips terrible. So I though I would see what most of you use! Thanks again.
    might be your mat and not you bladed, a new blade shouldn't skip

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    I have both fiscars and ofa ergomatic 45mm
    I never believe in the word can't,unless you've tried

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    Olfa 60mm is my preferred cutter.

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    45mm. I have 2 and 1 60 that I can't find for the life of me.

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