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Rotary Cutters? 45mm or 60mm

Old 05-08-2016, 07:49 PM
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I use a 45mm. I do have a 28mm, but don't use it much.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:51 PM
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I don't even own a 60mm. I use both a 45mm and a 28mm Olfa ergonomic. Which ever one is handy but I prefer the 28mm.

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Old 05-09-2016, 03:03 AM
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Lately have been using 28mm cutter as blades are less expensive!

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Old 05-09-2016, 03:07 AM
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Use all 3 but it depends on the cutting project. The 28m is newest to me but I use it more than i thought I would.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:40 AM
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I used 45mm all the time, after watching one of my many quilt shows talked about using 60mm that it covered more ground and this made the cuts shorter, I tired it and have not went back to 45mm.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:05 AM
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I use my small one for everything because 'it feels good'.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:55 AM
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60 for strip cutting(I think it goes faster/easier...not sure which); 45 for most cutting after the strip cutting; and for an example I am currently cutting and saving 9" apple core pieces and I use the 45 for the outside curve and the 28 for the inside curve....so basically, it depends on the project and what feels most comfortable for you.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:19 AM
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It depends on what you area cutting. If it is long straight cuts, a 60mm goes thru multiple layers easily. When I am doing smaller cuts or on my little board, I use my 45mm. Only use the little one for curves.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:59 AM
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Thank you for sharing all of the great information.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:27 AM
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I use the ergonomic 60 mm when I use the June Tailor shape cut (I buy the blades when JA's has a sale or coupons). I also use it for cutting more than 4 layers or very heavy fabric -- it just seems easier. I use the ergonomic 45 for trimming or cutting single layers. I use the 28 for cutting curves and the 18 for ripping out seams.
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