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Thread: What size rotary cutter do you use most?

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    What size rotary cutter do you use most?

    What brand and what size rotary cutter do you use most?
    Has any of you ever used a rotary cutter with a pinking edge?
    Does that work well to keep the raw edge of the fabric from unraveling?

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    I use the 45 most often. Yes, the pinking blade is worth every penny to me. I use it on fabric edges before washing. They still ravel some but not like before pinking. The blade is not as "pinky" as the old scissors but does a good job anyway.
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    I use the 45 most. I love the Olfa ergonomic one. I did buy the pinking blade but haven't used it yet. I watch for deals on ebay and have gotten bundles w/cutters and blades cheaper than anywhere else.

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    I use the Olfa 45 most. I use my 60 just to cut flannel, fleece, or batting. It is handy to have both. I have the smaller one, but never use it.

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    ditto the 45 is my go-to!
    When I bought my first in the early 90s, I had Fiskars recommended as it had an easy grip and was more ergonomical.
    I've tired using others, and have always gone back to the F just for the reasons it was recommended back then.

    Interesting enough, I noticed recently that F still sells the same one ... guess you can't fix, what is already great!!!

    I do not have the 60. Thanks for the suggestion as to when to use it.

    I do have two smaller ones (different sizes) than the 45 ... both are good when doing micro fine cutting.
    I also prefer these smaller oneswhen cutting around small plastic templates.

    I have both the scallop and wavy blades. Have used them seldom, only for decorative edges.
    When I bought fabric at a new-to-me LQS last fall, I noted they were using the pinking blade and commented. She told me the pre-wash tactic was the reason.
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    I have two. They are both Fiskars and 45. Love them.
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    I have two Olfa's for fabric. I use the 28mm most often and the 60mm for multiple layers of fabric and batting. I don't own a 45mm and seem to manage just fine without one. I also have a separate Olfa 28mm for paper.
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    One thing to remember about the "pinking" cutters is that it can damage your cutting mat that can not be repaired.

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    I have a 60 and a 45 mm , I use the 60 the most .

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    I use 60 most of the time.

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    I use my 60 mm the most. More comfortable with my hand since I had surgery years ago. I do have the ergonomic one.

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    45mm gingher
    60mm olfa quick change
    I also have an olfa 45mm ergonomic, and I prefer the quick change to the ergonomic, and my gingher
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    I use the Olfa 60 the most, but have the 45, and 28.. Originally, I used the 28 exclusively, and bought the 45, but I find I like the 60 the best.

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    I have 3 Fiskars 28,45,60. I use my 60 most of the time. I have a 45 pinking blade but can't get the hang of it.
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    I have the Olfa 45 and Olfa ergonomic 60 and I use the 60 the most.
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    I use the olfa 45 MM. It's the one I started with and I still stick with that one. I did change to the one with the ergonomic handle and it's easier on my poor old hands.

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    Olfa 45 is all I have

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    I have 2 olfa-45 cutters. And 1 of the cutters smaller than 45. And 1 erocnomic cutter. Never use it. The 45 & the smaller I use. The 45 majority of the time.

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    I have fiskars a 28 and 45 and use the 45 for almost everything. I use the smaller one only when I'm doing applique.

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    olfa 45 and 60

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    One thing to remember about the "pinking" cutters is that it can damage your cutting mat that can not be repaired.
    Turn it over and use the back. Problem solved.
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    i use a 45mm most often, my 60mm for thick fabrics, like multiple layers of flannel, fleece & minkee. 28 mm for precise, little cuts
    as for brand i have quite a variety of cutters, i use them all- fiskars, olfa, dritz...i think there may be one or 2 more also, they are all in a basket & what i grab is what i use, sometimes i choose a specific one, depends on what i'm doing. I do use my pinking blade cutter too...works nicely if i'm going to prewash a wide backing.
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    Olfa 45 is what I use all th time. I got the small one but never ever use it. I just bought the pinky blade but haven't used it yet.

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    I have the Fiskars 45mm and use it all the time. I had the 60 as well but passed it in as I had a hard time finding blades and liked the 45 better. I have the little one somewhere but did not really care for it either. Have not tried the pinking blade.

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    Fiskars 45 originally, now the red Martelli 45. So much better on my arm and shoulder. Do have a 60 Olfa, dont feel like I have much control with it.
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