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Olfa Deluxe Rotary Cutter, 45 mm

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Rotary cutter
  • Rotary cutter
  • Designed to accurately and efficiently cut fabric into shapes and strips
  • Retractable blade
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Locking button

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Style Name: Rotary cutter
Technical Details
Brand Olfa
Model NumberRTY2 DX
Item Weight9 g
Product Dimensions16.5 x 6.1 x 2.5 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BNLLHW
Best Sellers Rank 385 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 g
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Date First Available6 May 2008
  
 

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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Style Name:Rotary cutter

Product Description

The Pilot Pen Olfa RTY-2/DX rotary cutter with a 45 mm blade is a deluxe rotary cutter designed for accurately and efficiently cutting fabric into shapes and strips. Its sharp blade easily slices through thin and thick pieces of fabric, making it ideal for multi-layer and gentle curve cutting as well as sewing, quilting and craft. The cutter incorporates an ergonomic handle, which helps to reduce hand and wrist fatigue when performing lengthy tasks, and features a dual-action safety mechanism. It is designed to accommodate both right and left-handed users.The design of the Pilot Pen Olfa RTY-2/DX rotary cutter with a 45 mm blade stems from the invention of the world’s first snap-off blade cutter by Yoshio Okada in 1956. Okada, the founder of Olfa Corporation, was inspired to create this incredibly useful tool after breaking off segments of chocolate bars and analysing the sharp edges of broken glass. The snap-off blade cutter has since become a bestseller across the world and is commonly referred to as an “Olfa cutter”. The length, width and angle of the blade, established by Okada, have also become the worldwide standard for the snap-off blade.Olfa’s carefully selected materials, superior engineering techniques, vast knowledge and experimental know-how about knives and blades, and strictly controlled manufacturing processes, enable it to manufacture the highest quality products in the world.

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The Pilot Pen Olfa RTY-2/DX rotary cutter with a 45 mm blade is a deluxe rotary cutter designed for accurately and efficiently cutting fabric into shapes and strips. Its sharp blade easily slices through thin and thick pieces of fabric, making it ideal for multi-layer and gentle curve cutting as well as sewing, quilting and craft. The cutter incorporates an ergonomic handle, which helps to reduce hand and wrist fatigue when performing lengthy tasks, and features a dual-action safety mechanism. It is designed to accommodate both right and left-handed users.The design of the Pilot Pen Olfa RTY-2/DX rotary cutter with a 45 mm blade stems from the invention of the world’s first snap-off blade cutter by Yoshio Okada in 1956. Okada, the founder of Olfa Corporation, was inspired to create this incredibly useful tool after breaking off segments of chocolate bars and analysing the sharp edges of broken glass. The snap-off blade cutter has since become a bestseller across the world and is commonly referred to as an “Olfa cutter”. The length, width and angle of the blade, established by Okada, have also become the worldwide standard for the snap-off blade.Olfa’s carefully selected materials, superior engineering techniques, vast knowledge and experimental know-how about knives and blades, and strictly controlled manufacturing processes, enable it to manufacture the highest quality products in the world.

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By Doglatin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Mar. 2010
Style Name: Rotary cutter
This is a really good tool when used for the RIGHT JOB i.e. for cutting precise fabric pieces such as patchwork. It has a very sharp cutting edge and will cut 4 layers of fabric at a time. If you try to use it for more layers, you will blunt the blade very quickly.
The downside of this is that while it will cut straight lines perfectly, it is not easy to manipulate around strong curves or more intricate dress designs. I would not recommend it for cutting out dressmaking patterns - stick to good quallity scissors! The blade does blunt fairly quickly so I would recommend buying a spare. The cutter comes with only its working blade. Had it come with a spare, I would have given it 5 stars.
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I use this cutting wheel in my sewing workshop and it has reduced cutting time by half and sometimes more without moving the fabric. I've got a blade for paper and another blade for fabric. I can cut through up to 6 layers of lining fabric in one go. Up to 4 layers of cotton. I stick to one or two layers of silk as the fabric can move a little. It makes paper pattern cutting easier. The blades don't last very long for me - one blade has cut out 14 dresses and now cuts paper. Compared with the cost of time saved the blades are relatively cheap.
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I am so impressed with this rotary cutter. I have never used one before but as I am having problems with my thumb I thought it might help. It came enclosed in plastic and card which I was reasonably easy to get into. I am surprised and delighted at how easy it was to use. I used it to cut out a dress and it took me only a fraction of the time it would have taken me with scissors and was kind on my thumb. The blade is very, very sharp and I was glad I had paid a little extra and got the safer version. I was concerned that I would find the grip uncomfortable and thought I might have to lock it in the cutting position but it was fine to use in the safer position so the blade was only engaged when the trigger was squeezed.
As I had never used a rotary cutter before I thought it might be difficult at first but it was very easy to use and I found it cut very cleanly as I was using a material that frayed very easily this was a bonus. I am so please with the cutter.
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Exactly met my requirements and have used it a lot already. Easy to use and less strain on my fingers than a pair of scissors
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Already had a cheap cutter which didn't cut properly so decided to spend a bit more and by a half decent one as it is very frustrating trying to cut material for patchwork with a blunt cutter. I read the reviews on this and it seemed just the thing. However, I think this is a cheap copy of an OLFA cutter. The plastic is very thin and disappointing. The blade worked really well- twice. After that it kept leaving little bits of material attached and finally, after only a dozen at most tries, it hardly cuts at all. Very disappointed. My local craft shop have offered to have a look at it next time I go and to try one of the genuine blades in it for me. They wondered if it was my cutting mat causing the problem but apparently not as I do have a high quality one. The only plus to this item is I did find the grip easier as I have arthritis in my hands. It seems my quilting is doomed as I just cannot get a decent rotary cutter that actually cuts!
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I really like this rotary cutter - it has that curved handle and squeeze operation for cutting. Easy replace blades and I believe if you take care of your hobby tools, they last a long time :-)
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By Antoine HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 6 Mar. 2014
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Bought this cutter in order to use with fabrics, yet I find myself using it for anything requiring precision cuts ..... most of all paper and cardboard. I do like to print my own Birthday, Christmas and other cards and this little tool makes life so much easier.

I have yet to come across a better rotary cutter!!

Ideally the cutter should be used on a "self healing" mat as the blade is very sharp, yet I have used this cutter on hard surfaces and the blade is still going strong!!

I really cannot recommend the Olfa Deluxe Rotary Cutter highly enough! Great buy!
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I inherited one of the other type of roller cutters which must be “locked open” before use and it scared me how easy it was to inadvertently touch the blade if the cutter was left open when on the work bench. Fortunately, my wife is a semi professional user of the product and will only use (and recommend) the Olfa – she told me to get one and I am very relieved I did.

The blade can easily be used on the left or right of the device (so can be quickly adapted for cutting on the “wrong” side of a guide ruler and or for south paws), can be used in safe mode (blade retracts when grip is released) and can have the blade locked in (child safety) or out.

It isn’t a light sabre – so don’t expect to cut everything without exerting some force on the scalpel sharp blade and has become a welcome addition to my workshop tool chest of sharp & pointy things.
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