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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    http://lpsharp.com/3.html

    I had found this recently and thought it was a good deal.

    Anyone do this one?

    I'm new to quilting so I need all the tips I can get.

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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    This is an old homemaker's remedy for blade sharpening. Works decent on scissors, don't see why it would work on blades. I would be cautious of bits of foil getting trapped in the cutting board. I'll be trying as I am way to frugal not to, but don't have a dull blade yet. I'll post an update if nobody else has when the time comes for me to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!!
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    I belonged to a quilt guild that ordered blades and we could send in our dull ones. It was a very good deal, however I don't know company they used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaytessa View Post
    http://lpsharp.com/3.html

    I had found this recently and thought it was a good deal.

    Anyone do this one?

    I'm new to quilting so I need all the tips I can get.
    I've seen that site before but haven't used them. Exchanging blades is a great idea - if they are 'good as new' when you get them back. I question, though (always the skeptic) whether the new blades without exchange are actually recovered blades - the price is good. That's like the aluminum foil - if the blade is bad it would at least be worth the try - what do you have to lose?
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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    I have that one where you put the blade in and turn it, but then you have to turn it over. I haven't used it for a long time because I just buy new blades. I came across this and it looks like a good product.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75VDKOu-kqE


    http://www.allbrands.com/products/29...Fad_QgodnisA6A
    Last edited by Hulamoon; January 2nd, 2013 at 01:34 PM.



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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    I never thought to try aluminum foil on rotary blades. I had heard that it would sharpen pinking shears, but that REALLY didn't work. I will try it on rotary blades, though, and I thank you for the tip!

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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    Well, if the blade is dull and won't cut anyway, what do you have to lose except a piece of aluminum foil?
    I agree...worth a try
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    I used to scrapbook and had tons of punches...and would punch first through foil to sharpen, then through wax paper (to kind of "waxy" up the rest of the punch) and then the foil again...it does work on the punches...why not the blades. I'll try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    I've seen that site before but haven't used them. Exchanging blades is a great idea - if they are 'good as new' when you get them back. I question, though (always the skeptic) whether the new blades without exchange are actually recovered blades - the price is good. That's like the aluminum foil - if the blade is bad it would at least be worth the try - what do you have to lose?
    I've ordered from them. They send you NEW blades.
    I thought you had a choice of new or used when I first read thru it.....I don't know what they do with the used.

    The blades were new Olfa's in a blister pack. Unless a better price pops up when I need blades, I'll be reordering from them.
    Last edited by Slokarma; January 6th, 2013 at 05:33 PM. Reason: added to

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    Default Re: Sharpening your rotary blade

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    Well, if the blade is dull and won't cut anyway, what do you have to lose except a piece of aluminum foil?
    I have resharpened mine with foil & it DOES work~
    Patty

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