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Thread: Wondering about this new blade sharpener... anyone else?

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    Super Member oldswimmer's Avatar
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    I ran across this "new" blade sharpener, and wondered if anyone else has purchased one yet (they are rather new...at least at KQ) and has any information to share on them. Good or bad!

    I know I would like to have a sharpener that actually did a good job, as I am sure many of you would. Wonder if that day will ever come? Here is the link, hope it works.

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/9443.htm

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    Looks like a good idea, but there is nothing better than a blade fresh from a new package!

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    If it really works, they won't be able to keep up with demand :!: :-D I sure hope someone here has tried one. I would also like to know if it is any good.

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    Looks good to me. Much like my knife sharpener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    Looks good to me. Much like my knife sharpener.
    That is what my husband said.... thinks it might be "designed" better. I guess time will tell.

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    I ordered one and it should be at home by now but I'm out of state at a family emergency. I will try it asap when I get home and get back to this thread when I do. It may be a week or more.

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    Before Christmas the local Hancock's had them on sale (cheap, I thought), but they had only the largest size available. I was in a hurry and didn't look it over well before buying, thinking one size fits all. Wrong! And this one is for the one size cutter I don't have (yet?), so I haven't been able to try it.

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    I think it would work a lot like a knife sharpener, so in that respect it could be good. It still won't take out nicks in the blade, though. It's such a hefty cost, I guess I feel it's safer to just buy replacement blades in bulk off eBay; could probably get a two-year supply that way for the cost of the sharpener.

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    WOW!!! if this works well, I can see giving the blades a quick touch up on a regular basis. I wonder if they would stay sharp longer if given quick touch ups, rather than waiting until they are dull?
    I will be watching to see what you think when you get it :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    Looks like a good idea, but there is nothing better than a blade fresh from a new package!
    I try to use my blades as long as I can. So, I would just use a new blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    WOW!!! if this works well, I can see giving the blades a quick touch up on a regular basis. I wonder if they would stay sharp longer if given quick touch ups, rather than waiting until they are dull?
    I will be watching to see what you think when you get it :D:D:D
    You know, I think you may be on to something. I know my husband is a fanatic about having sharp knives in the house. He usually pulls them out of the drawer and sharpens them every month or so. And I always have a good knife to use. Maybe that would be the same for our rotary cutters too. Kinda stands to reason, don't you think?

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    Would be nice to find one that fits a Fiskers. Those blades are kinda pricey.

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    I have one ordered but they were out of stock. They said I would get it this month. I sure hope it works.

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    Most of the rotary blades fit all cutters...if the Fiskars are expensive, get a cheaper brand. I have tried different ones in my cutters, and they are interchangeable.

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    It looks interesting. Let us know how it works. I love gadgets and when I am at Keepsake next summer I will look for one. Love that store. It is close to my Daughter in NH.

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    The description doesn't mention blade size. It says it works on any rotary cutter. I'm anxious to see how people like it.

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    I have one of those sharpener that you put blades in & twist around. It works pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldswimmer
    I ran across this "new" blade sharpener, and wondered if anyone else has purchased one yet (they are rather new...at least at KQ) and has any information to share on them. Good or bad!

    I know I would like to have a sharpener that actually did a good job, as I am sure many of you would. Wonder if that day will ever come? Here is the link, hope it works.

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/9443.htm
    I can't imagine anything we could buy that would sharpen the blades well enough to spend the money. I would rather use my coupon from Joann's and buy new.

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    For me, buying new blades or other sewing/quilting supplies means a 60-mile round trip. If this thing works, maybe it would at least sharpen a blade enough to let me finish a project before I have to make the trip to buy a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Would be nice to find one that fits a Fiskers. Those blades are kinda pricey.
    The Olfa ones are worse. I have a 65MM Fiskar and replacements are not available in my area - even at Wal Mart.
    I found some on sale at Joanns for 1/2 price. I was very pleased to say the least. Regular price is over $10 for one.

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    I have the round kind that you twist and turn. I use it only in an emegency. It is only a band-aid, and I hate a cutter that chews its way across the fabric. I think you deserve a new blade when they get dull; of course mine will have knicks in it and that is really annoying and not fixable. I heard a lady at our Guild say she put a new blade in every time she cuts a new quilt. I would like that but my pocket book would be crying.

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    I have purchased every kind that has been made and so far I'm not satisfied with any of them. I ordered this latest one and it was backordered so I won't receive it for another two weeks but I'm not counting on it being any better than all the others have been. If this one is as bad as the others I'm going to stop wasting my money and plan on just buying new blades from now on - just not worth the aggravation.

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    It looks like it is for that trucut type of cutter. I wonder if it even works on the olfa's?

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    I recently bought a less expensive rotary blade sharpener. It has a circle band (open in the middle) with a light sanding surface on one side and a buffing-type surface on the other side. The blade is held securely with a screw between two knobs with small handles. You place one side of the blade on the sanding surface and manually turn a few times, buff it on the other side and repeat with the other side of the blade.

    I tried to sharpen two blades a couple of days ago and both seem to be worse afterwards. I haven't had time to go back and work with them, but am hoping that I didn't get the blade assembled back in the rotary cutter correctly. The picture posted by Oldswimmer looks like a much better sharpener and would probably be worth the difference in price if it will work. Has anyone tried a knife sharpener to sharpen a rotary blade?

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    I'm looking forward to hearing a review on how this product works.

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