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Thread: what's wrong with my rotary cutter?

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    When I cut with my rotary cutter I get very fine slivers of fabric that peel off. It's messy, and I think it means either the blade or the plastic holder is warped. One of you must know what is wrong.

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    Did you try putting a new blade it in??

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    Is it possible that you have more than one blade in your cutter???
    Only cut once, don't roll back and forth. If you need to go over your cut more than once, your blade is not sharp enough!

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    You probably have two blades in it.

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    I agree with Jim's Gem and I have done that before. They are so thin it is easy to get 2 in the handle.

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    I agree

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    Been there, done that. I wonder why they can't package them differently so they are separated somehow instead of all being stuck together. We pay dearly for them, surely they could make them more user friendly! :D

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    Is it possible that you have more than one blade in your cutter??? [quote from Jim's Gem]

    This was what my trouble was when I had the peeling slivers.

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    It happened to me. I thought I had a bad blade. Never saw so much dust/lint! Felt really silly when I discovered what I did LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG
    Been there, done that. I wonder why they can't package them differently so they are separated somehow instead of all being stuck together. We pay dearly for them, surely they could make them more user friendly! :D
    Think how much more they'd cost if they were packaged individually! Have you bought any from Harbor Freight? Awesome value at 2 for $1.99.

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    Thanks, everyone! Of course, I must have two blades in it. I would never have figured it out without your help.

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    I like the Harbor Freight ones. Inexpensive and great quality. Plus there's 2 in a package so it's really easy to tell if you tried to put 2 on the cutter :D

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    You have 2 blades together... I did the same thing one time... they're so thin you don't notice until that hapens. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneG
    Been there, done that. I wonder why they can't package them differently so they are separated somehow instead of all being stuck together. We pay dearly for them, surely they could make them more user friendly! :D
    Think how much more they'd cost if they were packaged individually! Have you bought any from Harbor Freight? Awesome value at 2 for $1.99.
    Nope. But I'm off to check them out now - thanks! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nisubaker
    When I cut with my rotary cutter I get very fine slivers of fabric that peel off. It's messy, and I think it means either the blade or the plastic holder is warped. One of you must know what is wrong.
    More than one blade in the cutter - done it.. makes lots of slivers of fabric. They stick together because they oil them.

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    Love this place!...someone always has the answer to the problem.

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