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Thread: Rotary cutters????

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    I was in the quilt shop this last week and ran into a lady that just had to tell me what her favorite rotary cutter was ...I don't remember now what she said it was but I use a fiscar 45mm which she proceded to tell me was not a good one but I have used it for years and it works good if you ask me but I have never used any other ones so I really don't have anything to compare it to whats your favorite and why?....

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    I use the first 1 I happen to pick up out of my pile. I like the one that fits my hand the best. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I would think the answer would be a little bit different for everyone.

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    I don't own it, but my favorite would be the Olfa ergonomic. BUT... my standard ol' straight Olfa has lasted me for nearly 20 years. When it dies (although I don't know why it would), I will get the ergonomic one. It has a squeeze handle.

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    oh, and your Fiskars cutter is just fine!

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    I have 2 of them (can't live without them) I have the 60 and 45mm. I use the 45mm more.

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    If it works good for you than stick with it I love what i use don't change what works lol. We all have a favorite its just what you are used to
    Dawn

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    I had a fiskers one and decided to upgrade to a ofla one and I wouldn't go back to the fiskers one now. I really like the ofla one and couldn't believe the difference in the two. The ofla one fits the hand much better and just cuts better. If you check on ebay you can get one with several replacement blades cheap. I paid less for mine with 10 extra blades than what just the cutter cost at joanns.

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    I have a Fiskars 45mm and it works just fine for me.
    Like what was said before...you use what you like.
    It's sort of like cars. Some like Fords, others like Chevy's.
    You buy what you like and stick with it.

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    I have both fiskars and olfa cutters, and they are both good for me. I do appreciate my squeeze handled one the most.Also the 45mm size is good for me. :D :D Pam W.

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    well you are all so right if it aint broke don't fix it is kind of the philosophy I tend to stick with....I just replaced the blades and that in it's self makes a world of difference I probably don't change my blades as often as I should....haha

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    I have the Fiskars 45mm and 65mm with the gray and orange handles and parts...thought I would try their "new" purple ergonomic. I hate that one and would gladly give it away as I keep my old tried and true gray and orange Fiskars...
    Kirsten
    PS...when the blade gets too dull for fabric, I use it for scrapbooking and trimming photos.

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    had a fiskers one and decided to upgrade to a ofla one and I wouldn't go back to the fiskers one now.
    I feel the same way, I don't like the ones you have to squeeze though, don't know why, it just an indiviual thing.
    I just recently purchased 2 ofla. Hancock's had a 50% sale a while back on all quilting notions and boy did we stock up. I won't need blades for a very long time.

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    I have olfa too but I still feel it is a personal choice as my best friend and I both have wonder beginner quilting book guides but i perfer the better homes and garden she love the Fons and Poter but we both are happy and think we both have the best LOL. So again you will always have someone tell you what is the best lol but if your happy with what you have stay with it really why spend money if your happy lol unless its on fabric
    Dawn

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    My first cutter was bought at a quilt show. It has the handle out to the side with a plastic cover that keeps moving around and coming off.
    It worked well for awhile but now it is useless.
    I use whatever is on sale at Joann's and they all work well. Im using a Fiskers now.

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    I started out using a Fiskars, which I liked and had no problems using. My kids gave me Olfa ones in 2 sizes, the smallest one and the 60mm. I use them all. I put a pinking blade in the Fiskars, though I confess I don't use it too much. I say use what you got if you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    II keep my old tried and true gray and orange Fiskars...
    Kirsten.
    I have a lot of cutters, but that's my favorite, too. I will sometimes use an Olfa 28mm for delicate work, and have never been able to justify the added expense of a 60mm.

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    I have been using the same old Fiskars for the last 20 years (65) but lately have not been able to find blades for it. :cry: Wal Mart use to be the only place that carried them and all the have now are the 45 and 60's.

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