I just discovered somthing this week I have been quilting about 20 years and using a rotary cutter for most of that time I am a right handed cutter and I was teaching a friend of mine how to use the rotary cutter She used it for a week and said it wouldn't cut anymore We had put a new blade in when she started I checked it out and it was DULL!!! Then she mentioned being LEFT HANDED She had been cutting with the wrong side of the blade (for right handers) I was puzzled and it hit me Change the blade to the LEFT SIDE Ha! it worked I have never heard anyone ever mntioned that and I have been watching Alex Anderson for a long time and SHE is LEFT HANDED ! ! ! Am I the only one to not know to change the blade? ? Barbara Stack
Hum did not know that either. But Mine will only load on one side
Hi Leslie The cutter with 2 sides is a Fiskars also I am using an Olfa and it can be changed Barbara
I use my Olfa cutter in either hand and I've never had a problem with the blade. I also have cutters for a specific hand but like the versatility of being able to switch hands.
I'm left handed and have never had problems with rotary cutters. Didn't know the blades were different sided. I have on occasion turned a blade over hoping to get a few more cuts from it, but can't say I really noticed any difference when I did that. My rotary cutters are mostly Olfa, but I have one Fiskars.
I have never heard of that either. I do turn my blades over when they get dull and sometimes will get a few more cuts out of them.
I am left handed so I always watch for things that can be used with either hand. I haven't had any problems with my blades. I also have a blade sharpener. It only does 45 mm blades though. So I get lots of miles from my blades. At some point that have to be replaced as they get just a fraction smaller when you sharpen them.