For those who have a rotary blade sharpener:
What type do you have?
How well does it work?
How many times can you resharpen a blade?
How do you dispose of your old blades?
How often do you sharpen/change out your blades?
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I know there are new rulers out I think they are called cutting edge, that sharpen your blade with every cut. I was wondering if anyone has used them, and the results. I know they are frosted on the underside also, which is suppose to help with slippage.
I know I will be checking out the blades at Harbor Freight next time we go, that is a big savings.
I also have the blue sharpener from JoAnne's - I still have the package and mine is the Dritz Dual Rotary Blade Sharpener. It can only be used for 45mm blades. I sharpen or change my blades when the cutter "misses" or when I have to push very hard to get through the cut. The sharpener helps but I don't feel like they get as sharp as when they were new -- maybe I'm not using it right.
My big money saver on blades is a discovery I made - quite by accident - while browsing Harbor Freight, the tool store, as I waited on my husband. In the carpet laying tool aisle, they sell packages of replacement carpet cutter blades. Harbor Freight's part #978642. They are 45 mm blades and fit my Fiskar's cutters perfectly -- never tried them in another brand, but take a look. They cut beautifully and last just as long. A package of 2 blades sells for $1.99.
I have a blade sharpener and have had it for a long time. It's also blue and I got it at Jo-Ann's. I sharpen my blades all the time and have had no trouble with it. I do it whenever I feel like they're missing places or are getting dull. I hardly ever buy new ones which I probably should once in a while but this works fine. It's saved me money on blades.
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