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Old 06-07-2012, 08:42 AM
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I have lost the screw section on my large Olfa cutter with the squeeze handle and I purchased a Fiskars but do not like it at all. I am thinking of purchasing the new cutter that is organomically correct. Any ideas on what mfg you are using and if you like it?

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:58 AM
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I like the Dritz cutter, because the blade automatically retracts when you quit cutting. http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-D1050-45.../dp/B000YZASLM
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Yes I too like the retract ones and the one I have also has a way to ajust for thicker fabrics.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:10 AM
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if you like your old cutter, you might want to contact Olfa customer service to see if you can get a replacement screw
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:18 AM
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If it's just the part that screws on, maybe a hardware store would have something that would work? Or... some guy's workbench area might have some spare parts?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:26 AM
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I have used the same cutters for over 25 years, afraid they are not what you could call ergonomically correct, but then I really don't use them day in and day out. Bought them from a store called "FedCo." One came with the Olfa cutting mat, which I also still have and use at times because it fits perfectly on my ironing board when I am cutting smaller pieces. I cut out the quilt and then sew. If the cutting starts to bother my hand then I stop and do something else for a while. Guess I am one of the lucky folks. Both my mom and my sister have been bothered with carpal tunnel syndrome. I worked in an office for over 38 years - and just had bouts off and on.

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:38 AM
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I like the Olfa ergonomic cutter a lot. It feels much more comfortable to me than the straight handled one. If you don't lock it open, it retracts as soon as you release your hand. But you can lock it open (or closed) to give a steadier cut. I also have Fiskars, but don't like it as much.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
if you like your old cutter, you might want to contact Olfa customer service to see if you can get a replacement screw

I agree. I lost the little washer for one of my Olfa cutters and contacted customer service (since I couldn't find anything at hardware store that was as thin). Olfa sent me a new washer with no charge.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:18 AM
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I like my Martelli ergonomic rotary cutter. The have versions for both hands.

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:57 PM
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I have a Fiskar, about 10 yrs old and love it. I also have 2 newer style ones and don't like them so much.
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