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Thread: Safety rotary cutter?

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    Safety rotary cutter?

    Is there a decent quality rotary cutter out there that requires you to hold a button or handle down to keep the blade exposed? So that when you aren't using it the blade hides again automatically?

    I have only ever used a standard fiskars cutter...

    Thanks!

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    I have this one and I wouldn't have any other http://www.olfa.com/RotaryCuttersDetail.aspx?C=2&Id=5
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    I think Fiskars makes one that when you start rolling it brings the blade out, and then goes back in when finished.
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    http://www.olfa.com/RotaryCuttersList.aspx?C=2
    I've used this one for years. love it. it closes the blade automatically when i let go of the handle. it can be kept open by pushing the red button but i never do that.

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    Dritz - it's all I ever use, even though I have others.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-D1050-45.../dp/B000YZASLM

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    This version of Olfa cutter is my go to cutter
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    you can't go wrong with this cutter. It is my go to cutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    This version of Olfa cutter is my go to cutter
    The one in Bernie's post is the only one I use. If I drop it, the blade retracts before it can hit me.

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    I have one that the blade comes down when I apply pressure, and goes back in when I left. Not sure of the brand. I have had it for years.

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    i have a red and white fons and porter rotary cutter that i bought at tues morning thats made like that you have to be pressing it down on something for the blade to come out i thought it might be a nice spare cutter. as i misplace my stuff all the time i have duplicates of lots of my tools. i go to my mil to sew alot as she has a house dedicated to just sewing so we can just leave it if we want to and it will be right there the next time we sew. i also sew alot at home so i drag alot of stuff back and forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie View Post
    This version of Olfa cutter is my go to cutter
    that's the one I use too!
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    I will be putting that OLFA cutter on my list, I like the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Dritz - it's all I ever use, even though I have others.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-D1050-45.../dp/B000YZASLM

    I have one of these and it is great for arthritic hands. I have others as well but this is best when "arthur" comes to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird View Post
    I have one that the blade comes down when I apply pressure, and goes back in when I left. Not sure of the brand. I have had it for years.
    Sounds like a Kai. My very first cutter which I still have.

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    I have a blue one made by Eastman, have had it for years and don't know whether they even make it any more.

    When you press to cut the safety cover slides up and closes when you lift the blade from the cutting surface.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    I have a Fons & Porter that when you press down to cut the blade is exposed, when you lift up it retracts. I don't care for it because I prefer to cut with a light touch, and it's hard to snug the blade next to the ruler because it only comes down after pressure is applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    I have a blue one made by Eastman, have had it for years and don't know whether they even make it any more.

    When you press to cut the safety cover slides up and closes when you lift the blade from the cutting surface.
    I found one like mine here

    http://www.embroidery.com/product.as...5456&EFID=1126
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    Think there is a brand that is pressure sensitive and only goes out when pressure is applied.

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    We have two types of cutters, but the Olfa ergonomic is the only type that gets used. You have to hold the handle to expose the blade.

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    The one in Bernie's post. I have it in 3 sizes. It an also be locked when not in use.

    mltquilt

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    I have the one in Bernie's post and love it.

    I really was afraid to use a rotary cutter, and in my first quilting class was warned of how dangerous rotary cutters could be. I was using a regular straight cutter. YIKES! When an ergonomic cutter was recommended, I switched and have would NEVER use anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    http://www.olfa.com/RotaryCuttersList.aspx?C=2
    I've used this one for years. love it. it closes the blade automatically when i let go of the handle. it can be kept open by pushing the red button but i never do that.
    I have this one too. It is also ergonomic so not as much stress on your cutting hand.
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