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Thread: Rotary Cutting Tool sharpener

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    Rotary Cutting Tool sharpener

    After watching the tutorial on this sharpener I got to wonder if any of my dear board member have tried it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdd3JiWnmtE
    Wondering if it really works ..

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    I have one, but didn't know to wet it. Will try this and see if it works better. Thanks for the tutorial.
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    I'm a real gadget junkie, but it's not something I would buy. I watched the ad, and thought....sandpaper? Nope..... Hopefully someone who has tried it for a few months will give some feedback.

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    I enjoyed watching the video. The last time I purchased rotary blades at my LQS, the owner suggested that I should get a blade sharpener to save money. He said that they sharpen the blades they use in the store. After seeing how often I am changing blades, I think I will get a sharpener. I doubt if the blade sharpener he is selling is the one in the video; but I'm definitely buying a blade sharpener of some kind soon.

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    Joann's sells those. I bought one and it didn't seem to work. But in watching the video, I believe I was turning my blade back and forth, which she said not to do, and I didn't know about wetting the sandpaper. Might try it again, I know I have read where others have liked their sharpener.
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    Looked at the video and the water and going one direction makes total sense - that is the way one sharpens knives. But still most people have written off any attempt to sharpen the blades on the website, so not sure I would buy it.

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    I really like the Tru Sharp sharpener. Havent bought new blades in ages. Im really glad I never threw any away because mow Ive been sharpening them. Got mine from joann.com with a coupon. Also them on many other sites.

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    I don't think any of them sharpen to like new condition. You are better off to save your money use the web site that exchanges old for new plus a little money.

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    The electric True Cut sharpener will sharpen them to like new condition. I haven't bought any new blades for a long time either. I would not waste my money on any others that don't work and put it all towards this one. I also love their rulers and their ergonomic rotary cutter. Check them out, too while you are on their site.
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    I bought the True Cut and never did sharpen to new for me. In fact some turned out worse. Guess I must have done something wrong.

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    I was wondering about the electric True Cut sharpener when I saw it But didn't buy it because I had bought one like in the first link and it didn't work worth a hoot for me. Did everything they said, wasn't a happy camper

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    I bought a True Cut. I followed the directions about oiling and being careful to place blade correctly. I haven't let it go the full 30 seconds, but I get good results. Haven't bought any news blades since I bought the sharpener.

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    I have one of those (the manual one in the video, not the electric one). It helps but it's not as good as a new blade. It works best if you sharpen as soon as you notice the blade is getting dull - I haven't had much luck putting a new edge on blade that's REALLY dull. And if you have a nick it won't do anything for that. I think it's worth it as long as you don't have really high expectations for it (and if you can pick it up on sale - I think Connecting Threads has it on sale right now, actually). It will make your blades last a good bit longer (maybe even 2 or 3 times as long) but you'll still need to buy new blades on occasion.

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    I have this one. Work's pretty well, be sure to follow her direction's. I did'nt know to wet it.
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    I have had one for years. I,too, didn't know to wet mine but it works really well for me. It is funny how long I will go with a skipped spot in what I cut before I get it out and use it.

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    I have one exactly like the one in the video, and it has worked great for sharpening my rotary blades. I didn't know about the water either, so I'm going to add that to the next sharpening session. For me, this sharpener has saved me money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    I bought the True Cut and never did sharpen to new for me. In fact some turned out worse. Guess I must have done something wrong.
    There is a difference between Tru Sharp and Tru Cut sharpeners. One is electric and the other is manual

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