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Thread: Titanium Rotary blades ;)

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    Titanium Rotary blades ;)

    I asked a question months ago about using the new Titanium Rotary cutter blades and didn't get much response of yay or nay. Yesterday I took the plunge and purchased a new rotary cutter with a titanium blade. I am waaay beyond impressed!! This thing is so incredibly sharp I continue to be amazed at every cut I make!... doesn't take much to impress us quilters does it? giggle
    I am super super impressed with the sharpness of the blade!!! It is a Fiskars 45mm cutter, my old is an Olfa. If they make titanium blades for Olfa..(which JOann's didn't have) I would buy them for that too. Fiskars was the only one with Titanium blades @ Joann's so I took a leap of faith and at 40% felt I wasn't taking too much of a risk.
    Next, I think I will try reconditioning my cutting mat as someone suggested by soaking it in water overnight then laying it out to dry... I think it is supposed to plump it up and kind of re seal the cutting lines.
    So, I am giving 2 thumbs up for titanium blades!
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    I was thinking that the blades that fit Fiskars also fit Olfa? Did they have the titanium in the refills or only in the cutter package?

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    You will have to let us know if the titanium blades stay shaper longer. Being able to use them longer would offset the higher sticker price.

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    Does anyone know if the Fiskars are interchangeable with Olfa?

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    thanks for your review..i have one still new in the packet so good to know my money not wasted!
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    Thank you for the info. I need blades and think I will give them a try!!!!

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    I don't think Fiskars and Olfa are interchangable. My son gave me a Fiskar's for Christmas; I use Olfa. I haven't tried to interchange the blades but the centers look different.

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    I can use any blades so far in all my various cutters, no problems. Also, do a search on Harbor Freight blades. Some of us love them and some of us don't. I do.

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    I think I have used an Olfa blade on my Fiskar cutter. Actually, I'm more interested in how the mat turned out.
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    Have to say both subjects have my attention! Please keep us informed. There is a new Harbor Freight next to Hobby Lobby and I am anxious to go there and try their blades. They see us coming for sure, don't they? I will buy anything that pertains to quilting!
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    I haven't refurbished my cutting mat as of yet. I am smack dab in the middle of making a baby quilt so that will have to wait... I do know that it was mentioned here a few weeks ago so maybe someone has done this and made a comment...
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    Here is a link referencing reconditioning a cutting mat. I believe it is the 2nd posting on the page by Jackie Spencer. I live in a very dry area so it makes sense that my cutting mat would dry out!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t212101-3.html
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    I have three Fiskars rotary cutters and use Olfa blades in them all the time because I haven't found the Fiskars replacement blades where I shop---they work fine. Am going to try the titanium blades as soon as I need to change a blade.

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    I think blades may work interchangeably, but I am not sure it is healthy for the cutter. Olfa blades have sprockets. I have worn out the hub on a few Fiskars cutters over the years, not necessarily because of using the wrong blades. I simply think the hub is a point of wear and using the correct blades can't be a bad thing.

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    I purchased a new Fiskers cutter with a titanium blade a month or so ago. I had hoped that it would last longer than the regular blades, but doesn't seem too. It worked great at first, just like other blades, but seems to have dulled a bit quicker than I expected. IMO I don't think the extra cost of these blades are worth it. If anyone else has had any experience with them, please chime in.

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    I have been to Harbor Freight in person on several occasions in search of rotary blades. No one at their locations seems to know what the heck I'm talking about!! It seems folks here are finding them, but where??? Are you ordering online?
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I can use any blades so far in all my various cutters, no problems. Also, do a search on Harbor Freight blades. Some of us love them and some of us don't. I do.

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    This is for Debbie C. When you into HF. ask the cashier where the cutting tool is to cut carpet with. At my HF they are in the last row by the wall . If you want some PM and I will be happy to send to you.I am going there today for ear plugs.

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    titanium blades

    I haven't used the rotary cutter blades but if they are anything like the titanium needles you've probably got a very good deal. They don't break as easily and are very sharp.
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    I swung by Joanns today, cutters were 40% off and a 20% off total purchase coupon. I bought the 60mm titanium one with an extra 2 pack of blades. I've wanted to get the bigger one for awhile so splurged a little for the titanium. Hopefully regular blades will work if I can't find more replacement blades.

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    whats this about soaking cutting mat overnight? Let me know how this turns out. Is it all cutting mats, as mine could use help too! Thanks for all the good ideas.

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    I have posted a couple of times about the titanium rotary cutters. I purchased one about 2-3 months ago and love it. I will never buy anything else again. I am still using the same blade and have been through many, many projects and cuts and it is still good as new. Best part; it was only 1$ more than the regular blade. Love them!

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    Titanium Rotary Blades

    Quote Originally Posted by dcamarote View Post
    I have posted a couple of times about the titanium rotary cutters. I purchased one about 2-3 months ago and love it. I will never buy anything else again. I am still using the same blade and have been through many, many projects and cuts and it is still good as new. Best part; it was only 1$ more than the regular blade. Love them!
    I would love to try these blades but they are not to be found locally. Any suggestions where I could find them on line?

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    I did not have good luck with Harbor Freight blades. They were rusted and nicked out of the package, the rust was in the center between the two blades so it wasn't visible when looking at the package. I will be searching out the titanium blades, though. If they stay sharper longer like the titantium needles, it sounds pretty sweet.

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    Amazon has titanium replacement blades in various sizes.

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    I can use the 45mm Fiskars blades in my Olfa cutter. I don't know about the 60mm cutter though. It used to be that the hole in the center was too small.
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