|Olfa decorative blades (45 mm) will fit either brand of rotary cutter handle.|
- The best decorative rotary cutter blades I have found are made by Olfa. They are very sharp so be careful!
- You can use Olfa brand blades with most standard 45 mm rotary cutter handles.
- To replace the blade, take out the straight blade. To save your sanity, keep all the parts in order as you remove the blade so you can reassemble everything. (Olfa has a really good video on changing the blade. Go this page on their site and look for view our blade change demo video here)
- Look at the decorative blade.Most decorative blades have their brand etched or printed on one side. Place the decorative blade with the words out or away from the handle.
- Add the washer to the other side of the handle and tighten the screw. The blade should roll easily but not wobble when cutting.
- Flip your cutting mat over and cut on the wrong side of the mat. Decorative blades can mess up your grid lines.
- Place your fabric glue side up on the mat before cutting so the fabric doesn't tack to the mat and fray when you remove it.
- You may have to apply more pressure when using a decorative blade, they don't cut as easily as straight blades.
- Do not run your blade up against a ruler. The blade will chip the ruler and it will dull the blade.
- To cut a straight line, place the ruler on the fabric and score the fabric by running your fingernail along the edge of the ruler. Slide the ruler aside to brace the fabric, then cut along the scored line.
|Small World 9" x 7" using both scallop and pinking blade.|