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Thread: Who else waits too long to change their rotary blade?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I don't know why I always put off changing my blade. I have to press down harder and cut the places it didn't get the first time.

    Once I do change it, I tell myself I won't wait that long again, and I always seem to wait.

    Am I the only one that does this?

    sigh.............

    Kris

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    I do it too!

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    ditto

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    me

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    I do too!

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    Yes, and I always try another rotary cutter just in case it is sharp and I can put off changing it another day...

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    Since the blade dulls so slowly, it's hard to notice.

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    Sounds so very familiar! :)

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    Yes, me too. I finally broke down and bought a sharpener at JoAnn's fabric with a coupon. It's on sale now in fact for about 10.00. My husband has sharpened my blade several times and its great. I had heard mixed reviews about them but he seems to make it work just fine. Its almost like having a new blade.

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    I do it too. I think I might be afraid of cutting myself.

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    I do. I just changed one this morning. I think it is a price thing with me. Try to make them last as long as possible.

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    have you been looking over my should? I just can't seam to make my self change the blade WHY???

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    I hate changing blades. I think that I can go at least one more day...maybe two...oh heck...a week.

    IMACHEAPSKATE

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    I just changed mine last night, and thought, boy, that works better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    I just changed mine last night, and thought, boy, that works better.
    That was my thought when I changed mine this morning. Amazing how much better they work but I still gotta get that last possible cut.

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    I try not to as the cost of the blade doesn't compare to the pain in my shoulder from cutting with a dull blade. I did feel slightly better last week at a quilt class when the LQS owner was trying to cut something and stopped and said Vicky give me your cutter it's always sharp.

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    guilty . . .

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    Senior Member Jennie and Me's Avatar
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    Me too!

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    Me too. But when I do change it, I am always amazed at how easy it is to cut. :-)

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    I'm guilty of that too :oops:

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    i do it as well.

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    My hand is raised

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    Guilty here..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    I don't know why I always put off changing my blade. I have to press down harder and cut the places it didn't get the first time.

    Once I do change it, I tell myself I won't wait that long again, and I always seem to wait.

    Am I the only one that does this?

    sigh.............

    Kris
    gotta get a few more cuts out of the darned thing-----------even if you spend more time cussing that cutting!

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    ME ME ME!

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