Originally Posted by lylacfey
I am the queen of sharpening my blades, lol. I can make a blade last forever. I use the tin foil method. I use tin foil after every project I am finished with. My DH also manually sharpens my blades for me. This can only be done a couple of times since the blade will get shorter per use. You need to make sure that blade is at the right angle when sharpening. I wouldn't recommend the dremel sharpener. My DH sharpens blades as a side job. He is professionally trained so he has the right sharpeners in his kit. Somebody asked me years ago about the dremel too and my DH said no it can mess up the angle.
Thank you so much for the sharpening info!! My DH is handy and I know if I asked him to sharpen something he just might get out the dremel tool - its good to know ahead of time that this is not the way to go.
Well - it looks like an electronic cutter is in my future - but probably not until late 2013 - hopefully the price will come down a bit!