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jaynegriffith posted on Thu, Mar 14 2013 7:12 PM

Does anyone use these? I would like to know what you think of them as I am looking for a rotary cutter that won't put so much stress on my hand, starting to have pain issues and need to relieve the stress on the area. 

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I absolutely hated it. I found it very difficult to change the blade and it was awkward to use. The little spring broke almost immediately. I threw it in a box and it ended up at Goodwill.

It got good reviews on Amazon so what do I know.


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Jayne

I absolutely hated it. I found it very difficult to change the blade and it was awkward to use. The little spring broke almost immediately. I threw it in a box and it ended up at Goodwill.

It got good reviews on Amazon so what do I know.


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Thank you for your response.  I tend not to put too much faith in the reviews on seller sites, would rather get info from people like you on a group page.

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Kris replied on Thu, Mar 14 2013 8:40 PM

I love mine. I can cut sitting or standing. Never have to apply too much pressure and it fits nicely in in my hand. It helps keep my wrist straight. I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists.

My first one broke and the company sent me a new one. The new one if more sturdy than the first.

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Mimi replied on Thu, Mar 14 2013 9:10 PM

jayne,

I would have to agree with Judy T.  At first it was great.  The blade turned smoothly.  The cut was super straight.  Then I started to change the blades and it went all wonky on me.  The blade never again cut straight.  It wobbled all over the place.  I felt like I had wasted my money as they are not cheap.  But I haven't given up on it.  It's still sitting in my sewing room.  I'll probably give it another try some  day............

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Sherry replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 12:56 PM

Gave mine away, absolutely hated it.

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Sherry:

Gave mine away, absolutely hated it.

 

Sherry, I'm so relieved I'm not the only one. After reading the high reviews on Amazon I thought maybe it was me that thought it was an awful cutter.

 


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Marie replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 3:14 PM

Jayne, I've been using one for years.  The first one I had broke and they replaced it with a new one.  Another of mine lost the spring and they replaced the whole thing because they didn't have any springs at a show I went to where they had a booth.  I have the large and two regular sized ones and love the fact I could stand or sit and use it without wrist problems.  You have to be sure that you are holding it correctly, I went to the site and watched the demo to be sure.  Check it out, the girls having a problem with it.

Millbury, MA

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Can anyone tell me the name brand of the ergonomic cuttery they're using?  I'm considering purchasing one (by Fiskars) and am wondering if there are others. 

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Ginny replied on Fri, Mar 15 2013 5:50 PM

I hav an olfa one and love it.  Actually I have 2 of them. a60mm and a 45mm.  I also have the sraight one from Olfa that I have had for about 30 years, but using the ergonomic ones ia so much easier.   Ginny

 

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