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Old 05-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone know HOW to sharpen a Guillotine Cutter? I know recently there was a post on sharpening punches and was wondering if I could use the same method(s) on my guillotine. I'm SURE there are probably others out there wondering the same thing! Thanks for your help!
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for my tonic you are just supposed to do the cutting motion without anything to cut.

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REALLY???? I hadn't heard that!!!!!! I have a Tonic & just at the END of bringing down the guillotine, the paper cuts but, it isn't a clean cut. I got it for Christmas, so it's not that old! I was thinking I'd need to get something to put on it etc.! Thank you! I will DEFINATELY try this!!!!!!!!!
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I make the arm go up and down quickly without paper. Slightly push the arm toward the stationary metal bar that is attached to the base. I do it quickly and 5-10 times.
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THANK YOU!!!!!! WHERE did you ladies learn this??? You'd THINK the manufacturer would include this with the packaging! THANK YOU!!!!!
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I believe they are self-sharpening every time you use them. If you aren't getting a clean cut, the arm of your trimmer might be loose or bent. If it's loose, see if there is a screw that you can tighten. If it's bent, try gently pushing toward the inside when you make your cuts, and that might straighten it out. It worked for me after I did it 3 or 4 times.
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Thank You Scrapjanny! I WONDERED if it might be something like that too! I've got my hubby looking NOW for the right tool to tighten the "screw!" THANK YOU!!!!!
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I sharpen my guillotine and my punches by cutting aluminum foil. Helps with the dead spots and helps removes debris that might cause an imperfect cut. Try it!
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Scrapjanny! The tool needed for the Tonic Cutter, to tighten the blade--- my husband tells me it's called an "Allen Wrench!" (He gave me one! No, he gave me OTHER paper crafting goodies for Mothers' Day! LOL)

Thank you debikyle! Do you have a Tonic too?
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I wonder if this will work on my Fiskars? Guess I will try it and see... Sure can't hurt.
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Scrapjanny! The tool needed for the Tonic Cutter, to tighten the blade--- my husband tells me it's called an "Allen Wrench!" (He gave me one! No, he gave me OTHER paper crafting goodies for Mothers' Day! LOL)

Thank you debikyle! Do you have a Tonic too?
Excellent! Glad to help.
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