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    I'm a fan of the "old-fashioned" Olfa cutter. I tried the Martelli cutter and didn't like it at all.

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    I have the self closing Olfa cutter just love it cause the blade seems to stay sharp a lot longer and is safer...:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Martelli, but the little plastic part that holds the spring broke off. Now I use a rubber band to hold it open while cutting and closed while not in use. I need to look on line for a replacement. My friend got one on Overstock.com, but I do not remember the price.
    If you call Martelli they will send you a new spring. I had a little piece of plastic break and they sent it to me.

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    I have the Olfa 45mm with the scissors-like grip. I like it better than the retractable blade type because when it's not in use, the blade automatically retracts. You have to do it manually with the other style. I have one made by Gingher (same size) that I don't like at all. I use the Gingher to cut paper. Also, I have one (45 mm again) with a pinking blade that I like for cutting the ends of fabric when I'm going to wash it. I get a lot less raveling that way.

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    I use the Martelli b ut think I need a new blade.

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    I have all sizes of the Olfa ergonomics. They work well for me. I got a Gingher as a gift. Haven't tried it yet. It looks just like my Olfa only not yellow.

    Cynthia

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    I use a Quilters Rule - about 20 years old with a blue curved handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Martelli, but the little plastic part that holds the spring broke off. Now I use a rubber band to hold it open while cutting and closed while not in use. I need to look on line for a replacement. My friend got one on Overstock.com, but I do not remember the price.
    Contact the Martelli Company. They have great customer service and should be able to help you out. When I had some problems with my first Martelli, they replaced it for free because it was a widespread problem that they had re-designed the cutter to eliminate.

    I love my Martelli cutters (yes I have more than one) but I also like the Olfa ergos, the ones that you squeeze the handle to expose the blade and it retracts when you let go.

    have fun,
    Pati, in Phx

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    I have a Martelli and like it but I really like my Olfa with the retractable blade better

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    I only use fiskars. I've never heard of the Martelli one but I tried Olfa and returned it.

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    I have only used a Fiskars cutter with the original blade which I thought I would have had to replace by now, but it is still sharp. I cut out one double wedding ring quilt (gueen sized) and turned the blade over and now have cut out a second double wedding ring quilt (queen sized) with this same blade. I am a new quilter, so not sure how long the blades should last.

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    I have like 3 Olfas and like them.

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    I only use the Olfa Ergonomic because the bland only comes out when you press the handle, then automatically retracts...It is really a safety thing.

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    Have the olfa, but need to purchse a more ergonomic friendly one.

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    I had the same thing happen to my Martelli rotary cutter & I called the company & they told me to send the whole thing back(minus the blade) to them and I would get a replacement. Waiting for my replacement!! It's worth a try.

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    i like the olfa quick blade change one
    it can be used with either hand

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    I have several sizes of Olfa and a small Clover. Love them all. Have nearly forgotten how to use scissors.
    Lynette-Merlin

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    When the spring flew off of mine I called them and they sent
    me a brand new one. You might try calling the company and
    see what they will do for you

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    maybe the blade is too tight
    it should roll easily

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    I also have Fiskars cutter and two Olfas. I like both brands. I do not favor one over the other. Hope you find one you like.

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    I have a standard Fiskars and I like it fine, but I love the Olfa ergonomic. I have one in 45 and one in 60.

    Darren

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    I have a Gingher and an Olfa and like both. I tried the Martelli and hated it so much I gave it away. Someday I may come to regret it, but it was really uncomfortable for me compared to the others.

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    I have a very old frisker. God bless.

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    I use the Fiskars and Clover. Love them both-so far.

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    I use a Olfa. I like it because the blade retracts when you put it down. I seriously cut my index finger so I have a real respect for all safety features.

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