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Thread: Sharpening rotary cutter blades?

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    Sharpening rotary cutter blades?

    Does anyone know how to sharpen rotary cutter blades?

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    I bought a little gadget at JoAnn Fabrics, I think. You put the blade between two sharpening pads and twist twist twist. Then you switch to a "buffing" type of pad and it smooths the edges. Inexpensive and seems to do the trick. It's made by Dritz and I think I found it on the gadgets wall.

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    That is the same sharpener that I use. There is also an electric one out there but I haven't ever used it and I can't see myself ever spending the money for it. The little twist sharpener does what I need it to and I think I paid less than 10 dollars for it.

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    I highly recommend the electric TruCut sharpening system. I am able to keep my blades sharp and have not purchased any new blades since I got it. It only takes about 20 - 30 seconds to restore a blade that is just not cutting well. No more using blades until I have to press so hard it hurts my wrist. I also love their rulers with the ridge and the ergonomic cutter that rides on the ridge so the blade doesn't wobble as we cut and we are more accurate.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    I bought a Sullivan's Cutting Edge ruler - one side of it has a sharpening strip and it works really well.
    Cherylsea

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