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    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    Rotary Cutter!

    I have a Fiskars at the moment.. but think I need a new one!

    What's the best!

    hugs

    Caroline

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    I have the Fiskars with the gray handle and love it :thumbup: Has a retrackable blade , comfy hand grip

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    I think I must have messed up changing the blade in my Fiskar because it never worked correctly after that. I went back to my Olfa. I did like the retracting blade on my Fiskar, however.

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    I had to have the sales people open up a few packages and try them out. With arthritis and fibro, I needed one that fit well and didn't place undue strain on my hands and wrist.
    So many designs and choices now :D:D:D

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    FYI they are all on sale @ Joanns til Sat :)

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    A Martelli. I have shoulder problems and I can cut a whole lot longer with the Martelli.

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    Martelli for me, too.

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    Hi Guys,

    You have to remember that I am in the UK and limited to the major brands only..... I would love a martelli, but they do not sell over here in the UK

    Hugs

    Caroline

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    I have several ... different sizes, different brands. The last one I bought is the winner, hands down. It is Olfa ergonomic rotary cutter (45mm). I have other Olfa cutters, but none like this where the blade pops back into the safety zone when I let go of the handle (it also has a blade lock, but I never use it). It's for left- or right-handers. This one is plastic, but when I bought it, I saw a metal one with the exact same ergonomic design for over $60.00 ... waaaay out of my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I love my Martelli cutter. I have bad shoulders and this one is ergonomic and is easier on my shoulders than the old Fiskars I had and also easier than the Olfa.

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    I like my Olfa with the ergonomic handle.

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    I use the Gingher and really like it. It does NOT automatically retract or cover the blade though. I think they are German?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I have the Fiskars with the gray handle and love it :thumbup: Has a retrackable blade , comfy hand grip

    I have two. Sis gave me one. I keep one in the sewing room and the other in the box that travels. I love them. Cannot think of having any other.

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    I have fiskars also

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj
    Hi Guys,

    You have to remember that I am in the UK and limited to the major brands only..... I would love a martelli, but they do not sell over here in the UK

    Hugs

    Caroline
    oh yes they do - Quilters Haven
    http://www.quilters-haven.co.uk/acat...y_cutters.html

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    I have several different kind of cutter. If it feels good in your hand and work that the one I like.

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    I have had several over the years and don't have a favorite.
    but another question?

    Do you use a 45mm or a 60mm?
    I have always used a 45mm and thinking of getting the bigger cutter.
    any pros or cons??

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    I have 2 of the 45. The cost of buying a 60 and then having to buy blades I'm not sure its worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinePaj
    Hi Guys,

    You have to remember that I am in the UK and limited to the major brands only..... I would love a martelli, but they do not sell over here in the UK

    Hugs

    Caroline
    oh yes they do - Quilters Haven
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    Thought the Martelli cutter rang a bell Caroline.

    I had already given you a link on 3 May where they were available in UK - and you said you had emailed them, and even been to the shop.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44757-1.htm#1016883
    Dont understand why you now say they're not available in the UK?

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    perhaps when she emailed them, as she said she intended, they didn't carry the model she needs.

    don't be offended by the repeat inquiry. it could be for any number of reasons.

    life is too short. ;-)

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    Super Member Katrine's Avatar
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    I was not offended, just puzzled.

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    Martelli!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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