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Old 11-02-2014, 07:41 AM
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I have a ??, and any suggestions, as to what to do. Does any 1 have a problem with the nut--that holds the blade on your cutter. I'm have a little bit of a problem with the nut loosening up a little. when I cut fabric. Is the cutter/nut wearing out. Is there anyway to keep the nut tight, and any products out there to put on the nut to help keep the nut tight. Don-isewman
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:50 AM
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Make sure you have the washer in the correct place and facing the right way. I had this problem after changing a blade and did not have it all back together the right way.
I had a package with an image of right way to load the blade and parts but can't find it. Hopefully some one can find a link to this.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:53 AM
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Do you still have the wonky metal washer that is between the blade and the cutter?? I have had mine since they first were manufactured and don't remember having that problem. I find with age coming on that I am using my KAI more since it has a better handle for my arthritic hands.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:05 AM
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Found a video for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24niAZnwT-Q
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:25 AM
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Good grief! I've had the 'cowboy hat' going the wrong way for the last year! Cutter still worked, though. Thanks for that link!
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On my older ones, the hubs gave me a small bottle of Locktite for my birthday. Solves many loose screw problems except the human ones. Lol.
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I thought the washer went the other way - with the wings reaching towards the sky.
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I have a Fiskars that does that. I just tighten it. It does not loosen very much. Not to the point of worrying that it might fall apart.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:24 PM
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I've noticed the nut on my Olfa cutter loosening a little lately. I just stop and tighten it. I hope my cutter is not wearing out; but it well could be as I use it daily. I watched the video and I am putting the cutter together correctly after changing a blade.
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my friend try putting a little bet of batting or from a cotton ball ,just a few to tighten the nut tight.
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