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Thread: TrueCut Rotary Blade Sharpner?

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    I have a advertizment from the Grace Company
    [ [email protected]e.com] for the rotary blade sharpener and I was hoping if anyone has if they would share thier opinions. The cost is 40.00 and I would gladly pay if it means not having to buy so many replacement blades.

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    When this first came out I was hoping that someone who bought this would come back and give us a review :D:D:D

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    I have been watching, too!

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    I have one. I've read several posts about it here. It works better then I expected. I watched a demo at the Paducah quilt show and the vendor said to not wait until the blade was dull to sharpen it. Sharpening a dull blade is not the goal. I run the blade through the sharpener before I start cutting for a project. It's easy to use and safe. You don't have to take the blade out of the cutter. It will not take out nicks but keep a sharp edge on the blade. I haven't changed blades since I bought it months ago.

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    I think I saw that advertised in Nancy's Notions for less.

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    I have one also, haven't used it much but what I have I like alot!

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    This makes good sense. Kitchen knives are easier to keep sharp if sharpened frequently rather than waiting until they're horribly dull. I'm seriously considering getting a sharpener for my rotary blades.

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I have one. I've read several posts about it here. It works better then I expected. I watched a demo at the Paducah quilt show and the vendor said to not wait until the blade was dull to sharpen it. Sharpening a dull blade is not the goal. I run the blade through the sharpener before I start cutting for a project. It's easy to use and safe. You don't have to take the blade out of the cutter. It will not take out nicks but keep a sharp edge on the blade. I haven't changed blades since I bought it months ago.

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    I just recently bought one, too. I tend to sharpen my rotary blade just before using it, kind of like chefs do with their knives. So far, I haven't sworn at a rotary blade skipping, so it must be working!

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    Maybe I'll have to invest in one of these. I'm going to have to research pricing. I've been wondering if the investment was worth it. Thanks for the information all.

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    good to know!

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    You guys have me almost convinced to buy one but I need to know first - does it work with any rotary cutter? You don't need to have the TrueCut rotary cutter, right?

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    I use the Olfa, Fiskar and Fons and Porter rotary cutter size 45 and 60. No problem. I have the small 28 size but haven't tried sharpening it yet. When I find it somewhere in my sewing room I will.

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    That is very cool looking! I wonder if my local store carries it... I will have to check next time I am out and about!!

    I tried the sand paper one - and at first I thought it worked well and then tried it a few more times and I thought it was worthless....

    I'm a gadget lover.. I might need to buy and hopefully love this gadget!

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    Will have to check this one out.
    the one I purchased at Joann's dosn't work very well it is an olfa or dritz can't remember which.

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    hmmmmm ... i've been less than impressed with mine. i assumed it was because i was doing something wrong but couldn't figure out what.

    i know i need to practice holding the cutter correctly as i run it through.

    i didn't consider that it might make more sense to maintain a sharp blade from the start. i was trying to sharpen blades that had already gone toooo-dull.

    i think i'll try that with the new blade i just loaded. :idea:

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    OK, I just ordered mine. Can't wait to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    OK, I just ordered mine. Can't wait to get it!
    Where did you decide to purchase it from ? I did a yahoo search but only came up with one other place that sells it besides the grace company.

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    You can find one at Nancy's Notion's for $29.99.

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...rrivals&page=1

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    Nancy's Notions has the lowest price i could find the day i went looking for the one i bought.

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    Thanks so much...headed over to nancys to order...oh and did I read you could use other blades in it?
    thanks again.

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    i'm not 100% sure about martelli ... although i can't see why not ... but it will work with any other brand of cutter or blade, for sure.

    i followed the suggestion to maintain a good blade vs. trying to bring a dull one back from the dead. it makes a huge difference, so thanks very much for that tip.

    i also flipped the blade, sharpened the other side, and sprayed it with a shot of silicon. (some people use oil)

    if i hadn't known better i'd have thought it was a brand new blade straight out of the package. :-)

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    I bought mine from ebay. Nancy's Notions is cheaper but they are out of stock until August 31 and I didn't want to wait that long.

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    I ordered one on Amazon which should come sooner than from Nancy's Notions. Total cost with shipping just a few dollars more than Nancy's total cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I bought mine from ebay. Nancy's Notions is cheaper but they are out of stock until August 31 and I didn't want to wait that long.

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