Does Anyone Here Sharpen Their Own Rotary Cutter Blades?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Patchesnposies, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    My husband has been telling me not to throw away my dull rotary blades because he thinks he can find a tool online that will allow him to resharpen them.

    If there is someone on here who does this themselves I would appreciate information about the tool you use and where you ordered/bought it.

    Thanks!

    Deb
     
  2. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do the blades look like?
     
  3. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Quote:Here is a link that will take you to a picture of what the blades look like. www.quiltbug.com/notions/martelli.htm


    I
    would post a picture of my own blades, but I washed my camera recently (literally) and now I can't do a thing with it!


    Basically all of the blades look the same, the hole in the middle is sometimes different per the manufacturer.

    (Edited to add the link)
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  4. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be nice if it would work. They are so expensive, a blade for mine is $9 now.
     
  5. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Quote:Wow, you must have a high dollar model! If my husband can figure out how to sharpen them, (he has assured me there is a tool or something he could order online to resharpen mine). I have a Fiskars from Wally World, but it works great. The blades just get dull so quickly.

    Deb
     
  6. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a tip somewhere to save the duller blades for cutting paper. It would be GREAT to be able to sharpen them though.
     
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I sharpened my rotary with a hedge clipper sharpener...
     
  8. Amanda0609

    Amanda0609 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, you must have a high dollar model! If my husband can figure out how to sharpen them, (he has assured me there is a tool or something he could order online to resharpen mine). I have a Fiskars from Wally World, but it works great. The blades just get dull so quickly.

    Deb

    Its a Dritz and its not fancy, my mom used it for a long time and gave it to me about 10 years ago. Walmart used to carry the blades and now Joanns is the only place I can find them. It won't be so bad when I get my coupon for 40% to get one. Maybe its just time for a new cutter.
     
  9. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I got a thing at JoAnn's that is round and has sandpaper around it then some handle thing to put the blade on and you turn it (the blade on the handle thing) round and round. I should of saved my money. Remember someone on here said to use tin foil and cut it to sharpen your blade. I tried that and it will help for awhile. I used afew layers of foil. wish there was a good way to sharpen them

    piecemaker
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I use tinfoil folded several times to help sharpen those funky scissors (with the wavy designs and such). I don't know if it would work on thr rotary blade or not.
     

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