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Tell me to change my rotary blade!!!

Tell me to change my rotary blade!!!

Old 09-17-2013, 07:08 PM
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Default Tell me to change my rotary blade!!!

Why is it so hard for me to change the rotary blade? I keep telling myself....just a bit more cutting. I have been cutting each piece twice, and still I haven't changed the blade. I have more blades. I guess I am just too cheap, frugal, whatever you call it. I know that some blades just last longer, but the last two I have used have lasted "shorter"!! But I also know it is time to change that blade.

I am shutting down for the night, but surely I will change that blade tomorrow. And surely I am the only one who keeps using a blade even though it has a nick or two... No one else could be that stubborn, right??

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:11 PM
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It's time to change the blade. I've done the same thing.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:20 PM
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We're more likely to hurt ourselves with a dull blade than with a sharp one, and more likely to make cutting mistakes, but that doesn't matter. We just have to show that blade who's boss.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:49 PM
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I really think most of us have all been guilty of that at one time or another. LOL
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:44 PM
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I was using the same old blade until my daughter expressed a wish to cuts some squares for her Falling Charms top. I put a brand new blade in for her so it would be nice to cut with. I thought afterwards, I' ll replace it for someone else but not myself?" It was my wake up call.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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Well, you could turn it around to get a little more use out of it! But honestly, since you can get them fairly cheaply at harbor freight, change it!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:39 PM
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At the PRICE CHARGED for those little disc's I push mine to the limit too. THEN mark them for paper cutting projects..
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:00 PM
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CHANGE YOUR BLADE. There I told you. I do the same thing. When I do finally put in a new blade I wonder why I waited so long. Same thing with the sewing machine needle. I hate to bother to change that also.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:01 AM
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I've thought about investing in one of the blade sharpeners but then figure it is cheaper to buy new blades when they are on sale for 1/2 price!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:24 AM
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same thing here, and i thought i was the only one. i find the blades expensive, here in ontario canada they cost about 8 dollars each. i struggle to the end with cutting 3 times each time, then am amazed at the ease when i finally use a new blade. sometimes i nick the ruler or hit a pin the first use and am so mad at that.
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