Havel 28mm Chenille Technique Rotary Cutter
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The 28mm compact Chenille-Technique Rotary Cutter is designed to cut through multiple layers of fabric with the tungsten carbide blade. 2-in-1 comfort cutter is a chenille slash cutter and a 28mm rotary cutter in one tool. Includes 4 guides for narrow, medium, wide and extra wide Chenille channels.
I make a lot of chenille scarves, and am sure this will make the cutting go faster.
Very easy to use, change the guides are very easy and helpful.
Just what I wanted
I was having a hard time locating one of these to finish a chenille project I had going.
This is very comfortable to handle and works well cutting several layers. The different size attachments are great.
Overall, I have found this very easy to use and comfortable for my hand. Gripping things can be a bit uncomfortable because of some arthritis in my hands and this one is easy enough to use that I don't experience immediate discomfort.
Bought this several months ago for a bucket-list project in my sewing room. I finally got around to using it this week. Now I wonder why I waited so long to try it! A couple of tips: Some of the patterns online suggest using 2 layers of fabric for the front and 2-3 for the chenille. I used 5 layers of flannel. If I make a chenille blanket again, I think 4 layers would be sufficient.
The blade cuts very well, even with a light application of basting spray to hold the fabric layers together. I read some sewing tips that mention using a lot of basting spray makes it very hard to cut through the fabric.
What I did learn is that the blade seems to dull faster than if you are just rotary cutting fabric. I thought at first it was too much basting spray but when I rotated the blade I was sliding through the fabric very quickly. The blade has numbers and lines (for the 1/2 marks). If it seems the blade is sticking, check the cutter for fuzz packed beneath the blade. I used tweezers to pull this out. When the blade becomes dull, it also "hangs" along a channel. Just loosen the screw, rotate the blade slightly, tighten the screw and you're ready to cut. The blanket I made started out with 42" squares of flannel. It took longer to sew the channels than it did to cut them. This tool is wonderful!