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Better than hand shears.,
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The cutter is lightweight, comfortable in the hand and easy to use. It cut six layers of cotton drill without a problem. I found the speed a bit slow, more of a trundle than a whizz but it does the job. The tin box in which the cutter arrives is very good, excellent for storage and neat enough to keep at the back of the cutting bench. On the down side, the slipper plate could do with being wider - it's very easy to hold the machine so that the blade is off-true and not 90' to the bench. This causes fabric to catch in the back of the blade and needs care to avoid. The safety button needs to be pressed and held in the 'use' position all the time the cutter is being used, which makes my hand ache a bit after a while. But I'm pleased with the machine and pleased I bought it.
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Initial post: 15 Dec 2009 11:05:37 GMT
J. Waddington says:
The safety button can be released after the motor starts.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2009 21:43:18 GMT
Z. Herbert says:
Thank you for that - my finger especially thanks you!
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 10:24:22 GMT
In the Instruction book (page 3) number 2 shows the "Lock off button". This is a slide switch that locks the trigger when it is slid to the rear, (The trigger is blocked) Slide lock button 2 forward and the machine can be used by depressing the trigger number 1. you do NOT need to hold the lock button 2 forward to operate the machine.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 19:22:36 GMT
Z. Herbert says:
Thank you Bob - I discovered this eventually but thank you for bringing it to my attention.
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