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Posted by: Mary Stiefer
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Posted on: 4/17/07 11:19 AM
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I am always so leery about changing blades because those things are so sharp and you can really cut yourself. So, I take a piece of masking tape (maybe cellophane tape will work too) to remove the old blade from the cutter and to pick up the new blade. This works for me. Just thought I would pass it on.

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Patzee said... (4/26/07 7:27 PM) Reply
AnneM said... (4/25/07 7:59 PM) Reply
That's a neat idea. I don't mind changing the blade, except pulling the new blade out of the multi-pack container. I get a bit nervous about that part. (I use the containers to dispose of the blades so they aren't loose in the trash.)
Imran said... (4/25/07 4:49 AM) Reply
it is very clever
Susan M said... (4/18/07 1:04 PM) Reply
Some of the most simple ideas are so valuable. I had not thought of this but I will use your idea from not on.
ktsews2 said... (4/18/07 9:23 AM) Reply
Great tip! I aways tape the used blade to a piece of cardboard before discarding . If possible I try to save one of the multiple containers they come in and put the used blades in and tape closed before discarding.
SewVeryTall said... (4/18/07 8:09 AM) Reply
Not only a great safety tip, but also a good way to make sure you only put one new blade on the handle [I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has installed two accidently]. Thanks Mary!
jbrewer said... (4/18/07 7:53 AM) Reply
I share your fear! Thanks for the tip.
aunt saidee said... (4/18/07 5:37 AM) Reply
What a good idea! Thanks for sharing it.
Tov said... (4/17/07 8:47 PM) Reply
Thank you, Mary. This is a very good idea, and one that I will use often. Viv
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