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Safety rotary cutter?

Old 09-02-2012, 10:33 AM
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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...

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:37 AM
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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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Old 09-02-2012, 10:38 AM
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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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Old 09-02-2012, 10:47 AM
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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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Old 09-02-2012, 10:49 AM
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Dritz - it's all I ever use, even though I have others.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:28 PM
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This version of Olfa cutter is my go to cutter
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:33 PM
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you can't go wrong with this cutter. It is my go to cutter.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:35 PM
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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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Old 09-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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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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Old 09-02-2012, 02:10 PM
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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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