Sally in Colorado: Olfa Deluxe Rotary Cutter (60mm) sewing
Sally's note: This is my favorite rotary cutter - for the safety of it!
Because the squeeze of the handle - when you use it - retracts the "safety" on the blade, there is no extra button to click, etc, in order to keep people around the cutting mat (including you... lol) safe from an accidental cut.
This is the only rotary cutter I allow in my shop/studio - because I've seen far too many people get cut because they don't retract a manual safety on a cutter before laying it down between uses!
Also... 60mm blade is appropriate for trimming through layers in projects like BONZA or Bionic Gear Bag - the extra space between the edge of the blade and the "hub" (that holds the blade on) is an advantage to ease of use.
One last thing I was told - which makes sense - is that the blades last longer because there are fewer revolutions made compared to a smaller blade.
- Mpn: RTY-3/DX
- Country of manufacture: Japan
- Manufacturer: Olfa
Binding: Tools & Home Improvement
Details: Product Description Deluxe Rotary Cutter, Overall Length 7-1/8 In., Overall Width 3 In., Overall Thickness 13/16 In., Blade Change Threaded, Blade Dia. 60mm, Blade Material Tungsten Carbide Tool Steel, Handle Type Ergonomic, Number of Blades Included 1, Application For Cutting Leather, Kevlar(R), Rubber, Fabrics, Features Squeeze Handle to Engage Blade, Includes - From the Manufacturer Largest OLFA Rotary Cutter For Difficult Materials And Up To 8 Layers of Fabric
Package Dimensions: 9.8 x 4.9 x 1.1 inches