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    Rotary Blade Sharpener??

    Does anyone have one of these--do they work? Saw one at Hancock's, but it was $12.99 half off. If it works, I would gladly buy it. Speaking of blades, just how long to they last? I feel like mine go dull very quickly.
    Lisa

    "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands...." 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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    Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

    Originally posted by lhayes1976 View Post
    Does anyone have one of these--do they work? Saw one at Hancock's, but it was $12.99 half off. If it works, I would gladly buy it. Speaking of blades, just how long to they last? I feel like mine go dull very quickly.
    I have very mixed feelings about blades and sharpeners. I have several cutters - Dritz, Olfa, Fons-Porter, a couple others. I bought a sharpener from JoAnns on-line that is for the 45 mm blades but at the time my cutters were only 60 mm. So I bought a 45 mm and didn't like the way it worked. DH found an electric sharpener at the Grace Co. site and I ordered it http://truecut.graceframe.com/cart/
    It is definitely better than the one from JoAnns, but not perfect. It will, however, sharpen any size blade.
    Somewhere I found that Harbour Freight sells a 28 mm blade and 'carpet cutter' . . . so I ordered both. The carpet cutter was a wash as it cannot be used on fabric. However, the 28 mm blades work in my Olfa 28 mm cutter and instead of paying a fortune for the blades, I paid only about $2.00 for a package of two. And, I have found they last longer than the ones made specifically for my cutter.
    I sharpen and reuse my blades in the Truecut cutter but haven't had perfect luck. I think a lot of my wear and tear on the blades is because I'm a klutz with my cutters and I have a cutting top on my table that should be replaced. I think I get stuck in previous 'tracks' and that results in not having a perfect cut.

    Must my .02 cents worth.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

      I purchased one from Joann's with a 50% off some time ago. I think it is okay and it does save some $$ on new ones. I generally stock up on blades when they have them on sale and then stockpile them until the one's I have sharpened give out. Works for me.
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        DD bought one a couple years ago. She says she likes it. she has to drive an hour or so to get to a store so it saves her a lot of frustration when she can't get out to get replacement blades.
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          Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

          I received one of these sharpeners as a gift several years ago. It is okay. Personally, I wouldn't waste my money.

          Happy Sewing,
          Rae

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            Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

            I really like the one I got from Joann Fabrics. Maybe you aren't sharpening it long enough. I usually rotate the blade on the rough side of it a good ten times, turn it over and sharpen the other side of the blade. Then I do the same thing to both sides of the blade with the finer side of the sharpener.
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              Sandy,are your sure the blades are 28mm not 45?I haven't seen the 28mm.Connie C

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                Duh? It's 28 mm . . . I have a 28 mm cutter . . . don't I? I'll go measure. You have definitely got me thinking. But I'm sure it's 28 mm. . . . well, almost.
                Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                  Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

                  Originally posted by Connie Chamberlain View Post
                  Sandy,are your sure the blades are 28mm not 45?I haven't seen the 28mm.Connie C
                  Connie, I did check. We are both correct. The Harbor Freight blades are 45 mm and fit all my 45 mm cutters. I do, however, have an OLFA 28 mm cutter.
                  Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                  it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                  "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                    Re: Rotary Blade Sharpener??

                    Hi, my name is Jo. Just purchased the electric True Sharp power rotary blade sharpener form Truecut out of Salt Lake City. Although it cost $65.00, it was truly worth the money. Hubby was excited (since in the past he did it for me)--lol. It will sharpen blades from 28mm - 60 mm in only 30 seconds. And trust me they were sharp. So this would be a great gift for all whom sew. Thanks for letting me telling you about this wonderful gift I received. Jo

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