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Posted 4/13/2013 by mommamoonrn in General Scrappin'
 

mommamoonrn
PeaFixture

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Posted: 4/13/2013 6:29:55 AM
I have no problem with my Fiskars cutting tool EXCEPT that my blades dull so fast. I really need suggestions as I am going crazy with my current tool and the quickly dulling blades. I change my blade weekly. I even bought more expensive blades and they dulled faster.

I am going to buy another one but I want one that 1) cuts straight and 2) that blades do not dull after a few days use.

Which one have you had success with in the 2 categories I posted here?

lizzlecat
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Posted: 4/13/2013 6:37:14 AM
Guillotines tend to stay sharp and cut straight, in both cases due to the design, but if you want a trimmer rather than a guillotine, I have had the Making Memories trimmer for years and have never had to replace the blade. I am not sure if it is still available, but when it was it was about GBP50, so quite an investment (but I have saved that in blade and some). The other trimmer that I use and love, is the Woodware rotarty trimmer, this has a selection of blades, so can give you decorative edges as well as straight (although I am not sure it is available in the USA).

Hope this helps.

Scrap Ho
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Posted: 4/13/2013 8:37:16 AM
I just got the Fiskars procision at M's with 50% coupon. I too was going thru blades like crazy but the procision sharpens itself as you cut. Heavy and $$ but so worth it IMO (reg $119 but use a coupon)

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Posted: 4/13/2013 9:22:00 AM

I just got the Fiskars procision at M's with 50% coupon


How much are they going for?

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Posted: 4/13/2013 9:53:47 AM
I have a 50% off coupon I can use. I may check into that today.

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Posted: 4/13/2013 1:04:28 PM
I too have the Making Memories cutter and love it. I think it paid for itself in avoiding the cost of replacement blades. It is self-sharpening and I have cut miles of paper with it. It looks like Amazon.com has one in pink. There are other "rotary trimmers" on the market as well.

caspad
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Posted: 4/13/2013 8:58:46 PM
I have the Fiskars with the rotary blade and it doesn't get dull the way the little notched blades do. Might be worth looking at if you don't like the guillotine style.
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Posted: 4/14/2013 12:16:27 AM
I just got the Procision today with a 50% off coupon. So excited.

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Posted: 4/14/2013 7:31:57 AM
I have the MM one too and love it!

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Posted: 4/14/2013 8:17:09 AM

How much are they going for?


I saw one at M's today and it was $119.00.

I have a Fiskars, not sure what it is called but it has the wire thing to see exactly where it cuts. I can use a blade for a few months without replacing it.

loveallcrafts
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Posted: 4/14/2013 9:10:45 AM
I soooo agree with you on these blades.
My SIL and I were just discussing this last week, and the week before, and the week before........Oh I guess we were actually complaining about it, lol

We have to change our blades all the time, and it is so frustrating.
I tease her that we should just use them dull and have a distressed look, lol.

The thing that ticks me off, is that they never used to dull this fast, and we used to scrap way more then we do now.
So you know it has to do with Fiskars.

I like that this trimmer is so portable and light though.
I will keep an eye on this, thanks for posting.

Tracy

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Posted: 4/15/2013 3:07:22 AM
Tracy I so agree with you. I used to get the plain ones them changed to the titanium ones which were $8 for a 2 pack. It doesn't matter they all get dull so fast.
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