- posted 10 years ago
I bought the 3 pack of rotary blades (again). These were so stuck
were impossible to separate. I tried using two hemostats after trying
to slide them
apart didn't work.I tried to wedge another blade between them. That
I really didn't want to end up telling this story in the Emergency
Room, so I threw
them down in frustration and walked away.
Then I got the bright idea to load the whole stuck-together mess into
the rotary cutter,
and cut fabric. They then collected enough fabric threads/lint it kind
of wedged them apart.
I generally don't take the time to write manufacturers over stuff like
this, but the more
I stewed about I realized how *dangerous* that is. And how hard would
it be to
place tissue or waxed paper between them during packaging??
So I wrote to Fons and Porter. (and I was sure to tell them that I
have loved every
F&P product I've bought -- except this one). They wrote back and told
blades have oil on them, and all I had to do was put on some kind of
glove (which I don't own)..and slide them apart. Duh. These blades
together until the atom bomb drops. They weren't sliding anywhere.
The last paragraph informed me that the proper method of loading the
my cutter was on the back of the package. Double duh.
Thanks for the vent. I'm on bloodthinners. There's no way I am buying
three-pack again. I'm a klutz to begin with, and that's a combo for
Thank you, kind folks, for allowing this vent. :-)