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Old 07-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #1  
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Default Cutting straight lines

OK so this is going to sound stupid I'm sure but, I have a Fiskers cutter that you can get at all the craft stores, I think in the sU catty also. Anyway whenever I a m cutting my CS I swear it always cuts a little crooked or swervy. My cards never get a clean fold to them. Also if I'm layering paper then you can really tell. Is there a trick to this or am I just a spaz........
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Make sure you are putting your paper against the edge and push down on the blade holder a bit when you cut. This will keep it from sliding around.

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It's not just, you, those cutters are famous for not cutting an exact 90% angle. YOu need to play around with how much pressure to put on your blade, some need just a bit, some need alot, and it isn't consistant with a brand, either. I have been pertty happy with mine, it did take a few tries before I got it right, though, plus I think I just got lucky and got a pretty darn straight one. Only every blue moon does it get crazy. Good luck, hope you find what works for you!
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I was also told that it could be because the cutter is older..... apparently the plastic ruler part, where the blade is, gets bigger, stretches, or something like that..... so that could be a reason too .... I only have the 8" cutter, and need to invest in a 12" cutter.... mine is also 6 years old and doesn't appear to cut straight either... can be very annoying
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