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Date: 4/13/14 0:06 AM

Hi I am planning on cutting Alot of fleece to make some different types of rugs around the house so I am wondering what is the best type of scissor/cutter to use for this.
I have read that fleece is pretty hard on scissors and rotary cutters so I am curious what you all recommend.
I also saw a rotary cutter that is suppose to be esp for fleece would there be any advantage to this one versus any other rotary cutter?
Also if rotary cutters better what size would be best?
Appreciate all suggestions.
Thanks
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Date: 4/13/14 0:45 AM

I use a large (60 mm) rotary cutter to cut polar fleece. Is that the type of fleece you are cutting?

Yes, the blade will dull quickly if you are cutting a lot. Be prepared to replace it when you are done or during the cutting process if it really gets dull. Cutting lots of synthetics (polyesters, etc.) will dull any shear or blade. I think it's easier to toss a dull blade than to get my shears sharpened. Personal choice.

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Date: 4/13/14 8:34 AM

I use rug cutting blades from the Harbor Freight hardware store. Cheap and easy to replace. However, I can warn you that fleece is not a particularly good choice for rugs. It is too light and stretchy for secure footing and catches dirt and debris that can't even be thoroughly washed out. I can't even get the dirt and animal hair out with one of the sticky clothing rollers.

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Date: 4/13/14 9:12 AM

I'd recommend that you have a separate cutter/blade that's kept strictly for cutting fleece and maybe other difficult fabrics.

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