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Old 08-13-2010, 07:25 AM
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not often enough, when I realize I'm really pressing to go thru 4 layers or if it skips. and ALWAYS when I change I saw WOW! that's so nice. You know the "professionals" say to change needles and rotary cutter blades at the beginning of each new project. that would be nice but us regular folks don't have sponsors to furnish them!
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:36 AM
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I cut alot of fabric and have found that I change mine every other day.
If I wait longer then it gives me fits!
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:47 AM
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Have any of you used the sharpeners that are out there for the blades? Do they work?
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:56 AM
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I keep useing mine untill it doesn't cut well if there are a lot of missed threads say I will replace it or just turn it around. use that side for a while then change to a new blade.
It all depend on how often you use your cutter and how many differnt ones you have.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:58 AM
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when my table knives are sharper than my rotary blades :?
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:01 PM
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Most of my quilts are lap size and I change blades about every other quilt. I do keep the old ones and resharpen them to use for fleece, trimming and other craft projects.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:10 PM
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I have not gotten the sharpener and wonder too if that works well or not?
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:53 PM
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I change mine when it starts skipping and I get frustrated.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:56 AM
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I resharpen mine but they don't get a really good edge on them. I see a new style in Nancy's Notions that you don't evern need to take the blade out of the handle to sharpen. Has anyone tried it out?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:01 AM
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I have one of those sharpeners. It helps some but it it never as sharp as a new blade. I think I gave around $32.00 for it.
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