Sunday, 5 December 2010

I will, December 5th

not recommend this rotary cutter to anyone. It fell off my table and, as it is top heavy and opens when you put pressure on it, cut into my toe. Now, seeing the hole in my sock was not that fun, but I was lucky, it was just a little cut that didn’t need stitches or anything (just imagine trying to fit my toe under the pressure foot on my machine), but anything that is this sharp and without any security system is not a great product in my book; especially a tool that is used all the time and left on the table with all kinds of stuff.

I will get rid of it as soon as I figure a way to do it safely…

9 comments:

  1. oh no! Glad it wasn't worse.;/

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  2. Yep -- these gadgets are very dangerous, even when we use protective gloves, plastic shields attached to rulers and spring closures. I would say we are in the same work class as carpenters.

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  3. Thanks for the warning, and I am glad you were not seriously injured! Karmen

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  4. A friend was injured in the same way (and it did require stitches). BUT... there's a little 'lock' feature on the back of this type of cutter. I don't know if my friend had engaged it when the 'incident' occurred, had you done so? I'm not even sure if it really locks the cutter.

    I don't use this sort of cutter, but my beginning students tend to purchase them in self-defense - they get tired of hearing me telling them to 'put your safety on' as they finish cutting. They break down and go the easy route rather than learning the habit of engaging the guard on other types of cutters.

    Sorry to hear of your misadventure - and so glad you weren't injured more seriously!

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  5. I'm glad it was a little cut. I never thought about the safety issue where pressure cutting rotary cutters could fall and do damage. Scary.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for the warning. I don't own one at present but now know what to look out for if I do ever purchase one. A lesson learned.

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  7. Ouch! Doesn't fiskars make one that has a safety for the blade? I beleive David got one for me. Hope the toe mends nicely and soon. xox Corrine

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  8. Sorry about your foot, but my next thought was 'on no, were they hand-knit socks???!!' I hope not!

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