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Thread: Sharpener for Rotary Blades

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    Sharpener for Rotary Blades

    Has anyone had any experience with blade sharpeners. I use an Olfa 45 mm blade and it seems to dull so frequently. Also has anyone used the ginger cutter?
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    I can't provide any information, but I wanted to thank you for posting this cause I have the same question. Sharpeners are not real cheap and I worry they may not work. I've tried the sharpening method I think I read about on this forum that uses aluminum foil, but it's not ideal. Can't wait to read from people who use a sharpener.
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    I don't have a blade sharperner, but have seen quite a few posts on this subject. Type in blade sharpner in search and see what pops up.

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    I have the Truesharp Power Sharpener. My sister gave it to me for my birthday. I think it does an OK job. With the prices of blades, if I can get 2-3 more uses out of each blade then I think it is well worth the money (especially since I use the 60 mm blades).

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...r+sharpener.do

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    I have used the one for the 60mm blades and it does work. Can't say they stay sharpened as long as they should. I'm now looking for a 45mm sharpener.
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    Has anyone used the Gingher rotary cutter?
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    I wondered about the sharpener myself. I only get MAYBE one quilt a blade if not two blades a quilt. I've been saving my used blades (60 and 45) hoping to get a sharpener.

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    I've had two different kinds and neither one worked. It was a big waste of money for me.

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    I use a True Cut sharpener (link attached). I almost never change the blade any more. I think this sharpener is terrific. http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CH4Q8wIwAQ#

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    I like my little round "Twist 'n Sharp" it works great for me. My friend brought her blades to sharpen and she couldn't use it to sharpen her blades. I sharpened her blades for her and it worked fine. I think that whatever kind you buy there is a knack to using one that has to be learned.

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    i use the twist n sharp also and it works for me. i am experimenting with adding a new piece of sandpaper to it for the worn ring spot i have now in mine.

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    I recently purchased the Sullivan edge ruler and it really sems to sharpen your blade.

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    I've purchased 3 different blade sharpeners over time - none really worked.
    I was at a sew-in yesterday where one of the women was using the Gingher rotary cutter - she loves it, says it cuts much easier than any other
    I've gone back to buying blades from Joanns with a coupn and also using the Harbor Freight carpet cutters

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbishburg View Post
    Has anyone used the Gingher rotary cutter?
    I use the Gingher cutter daily...I love it! But...I use the blades from JHittle in mine, not the Gingher ones. They're too
    pricy for me...I got the JHittle ones on sale, 100 for about $140.
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    I tried a sharpener a couple of years ago....it was a waste of money. It was made by Dritz, I believe.

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    I'm like gollytwo. I use the blades from Harbor Freight. I find that, although they don't stay as sharp as the MORE expensive ones, I save a ton of money even if I have to replace it more quickly. And if I happen to get a bad blade, I don't feel guilty when I just toss it.
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    I have a sharpener but it doesn't do much good.

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