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redwork



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PostSubject: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:04 am

Has anyone ever used a rotary sharpener on there rotary blades? I am looking for a way to length the use of my blades.
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:27 pm

I have not but did run across this today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdd3JiWnmtE

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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:29 pm

I have a hand held sharpener that works so-so.(The one in CC's video) Then I have a True-cut linear one that I really like a lot and seams to really prolong the life of my blades. Even my cheaper blades last longer. I have never tried the electric ones.

http://www.graceframe.com/site/rotarycutting/sharpener

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redwork



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks for the information everyone.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:30 pm

I have used the standard manual rotary model. It did not work well for me, but was great when my DH used it. He applied more muscle than I did.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:31 pm

A woman on another site I'm on uses a ruler that has dimond chips or something like that on the edges. And I guess it keeps her blades sharp. I checked on line and the price of those rulers are sky high! No way can I afford them. Nice idea though.
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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:52 pm

I resharpen mine manually all the time... works okay... might be worth getting the electric one...

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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:39 pm

I have a manual one . Not impressed.
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:43 pm

Have the one in the video. It didn't work just real well, but I didn't have instructions like in the video...Ill try it her way! Saw the vid this morning on facebook.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:41 pm

Sounds interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:16 am

Me too TMM . Why don't they tell you in the instructions that come with it to wet the thing ? I will admit I only used mine once and it made the blade feel very rough when cutting with it. My Rotary Cutter still has that same blade in it so should give it another try.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:56 am

That's the very same one I use! I never knew you were suppose to use water though. All those blades I've thrown away that could of been sharpened! I just started buying new blades because my sharpener never seemed to sharped them very well.

I'll try and buy a new refil....do they make them? The sandpaper part? I'll check online or at JoAnn's.

Thanks for the tip CC, hopefully it will save us all some money on blades!
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:43 pm

I had wondered about using water and was not sure if the sandpaper's glue was waterproof. I am glad to know I can. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:19 pm

New site I just found,

WWW.QUILTERSREVIEW.COM

I was looking to see if you could buy new rotary blade sharpener disk and I came across this. She says to use a drop of OIL when you sharpen your blade.

And yes, you can buy a replacement disk! www.clotilde.com Right now they are $7.98. I wish JoAnns carried them, because I know S&H will cost big time.

I could get a new one at JoAnn's right now with a 50% coupon for only $10.00! I think that's just what I'll do Friday while I'm in town. Makes a lot more sense. I've had mine for years anyway. Time for a new one in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:19 pm

Mac told me a long time ago to use a drop of oil but I still can't get it to work very well. And my wrist doesn't care for all that turning. The long is much kinder to my wrist and I add a drop of oil to the blade when I start, just like any whetstone.

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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:35 pm

I have one of the rulers with a sharpener in the edge - they were half price with free postage so I got one .... am yet to use it enough to notice a difference. I also have one of the hand held ones and, while they do work, the blades seem to go blunt quicker.
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PostSubject: Re: rotary sharpeners   Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:49 pm

I went and bought a new one just like I said. I got it for half price! I'll try the oil or water on it and see how well that works. I have a blade right now that need sharpened. I'll let ya all know.....

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