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One last question!

Do you have any DO's and DON'T's when using the cutter?
Any words of wisdom for a newbie?
Don't cut your fingers off Seriously though, I think if you never let yourself put your hand in the path of the blade (not even to smooth out or hold down fabric far away) it would be almost impossible to hurt yourself.

As for other things we have learned, just keep it greased (more often than you think necessary) and cut on scraps for over a minute after greasing to let it 'burp'. And cutting is smoothest when you let the machine pull itself through the fabric - don't push the cutter or pull the fabric.

I am more than happy to ask my sewing team if they have any other words of wisdom as they are the ones using it daily now.

Have fun! I can't wait to hear how you like yours.
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First, it is so weird to me to hear of a sewing team! I've been following this thread and I still envision them and think it's so strange! lol

Second, is it loud? I only cut when Nathan sleeps and my husband wants to know if it's loud.
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First, it is so weird to me to hear of a sewing team! I've been following this thread and I still envision them and think it's so strange! lol
What's so strange about it Jenn :LOL
It sounds pretty cool!
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Second, is it loud? I only cut when Nathan sleeps and my husband wants to know if it's loud.
It isn't really quiet as the motor is fairly good sized but I don't think it would wake a child, if that helps at all.
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I've been talking to these folks:
http://lasernorth.com/

They can run bolts or rolls, and charge $50/ hr with a minimum of $100. You have to have your pattern on a computer file, but they have someone who can do that as well. That's about as much detail as I have currently, but it looks really interesting to me.
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My industrial rotary cutter is coming tomorrow!! I'm so excited!!!
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Cool! Let us know how it works. I stopped by AllBrands to get a machine fixed but they didn't have any industrial cutters on the sales floor. Bummer!

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My cutter *JUST* got here, and my first impression was to put it back in the box and send it back. This thing is big and heavy, and it requires assemply. It's heavy and intimidating. I hope I will fall in love with it though!
The pic made it look very small!
OMG, I am so afraid of it! I do not assemble things, so I'll have to wait for DH to get home.
PSA: If anyone else decides to get one, USE CAUTION when taking the plastic cover off of it, cause I almost lost my fingernail taking it off. I stuck my whole hand in there, and this blade is HUGE!

On a funny note though, I got this, I got a fiskars 45mm rotary cutter AND Olfa 45mm cutter :LOL All on the same day! :

ETA: I can't believe their site says LIGHT and COMPACT! WTH?
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Oh My! Assembly?!?! yikes. I don't think ours required any assembly. Glad your fingernail is okay though.

I bet you will come to love it though - which one did you decide on??
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I got this

It's not like I have to put the whole thing together, just like the handle, and a couple of other pieces, but this thing is making me WAAYYY too nervous.
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What's so strange about it Jenn :LOL
It sounds pretty cool!
It does sound cool in the concept alone but invisioning people standing around a big work area cutting with rotary cutters that go on their own and they aren't the owner of the business... and it's diapers. Oh it just is weird to me! LOL

But I think it's awesome that her business is so successful that she needed help!

So, now it's been a few days - what are you thinking.. do you think it's loud? I know she said it probably wouldn't wake Nathan up.. my serger is loud and it usually doesn't wake him up. Are you still afraid of it? All fingers intact?! lol Is it worth the price?
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I do think it's worth the price. For what it does, I think the price was very reasonable.
I think if I had known how big and heavy it was, I would have bought something smaller/cheaper. The site says LIGHT and COMPACT, and this is neither.
It's not too loud, probably not any louder than the sewing machine.
All my fingers are still intact, but I am still afraid of it. Not that I will mess up so many layers, but that I will lose a body part.
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Now I really want one of these, but I so cannot afford one right now
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