Review of Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
Reviewed on: October 12, 2013
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Pros & Cons
Fiskars 9521 Contour Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm stainless steel blade is ideal for easy and convenient cutting of layers of papers and/or other materials like fabrics, felt and vinyl. This cutter allows cutting in many directions such as curves, straight lines, swirls and even some slight reverse movements. The rotary blade is easily assembled to either sides of the cutter, thus providing optimal blade visibility for both right and left handed users. High quality blades are sharp and provide good precision than other ordinary rotary blades. For efficient precision cuts, it is good to align the blade guard in the right position with the help of engraved markings. The curved loop handle design gives a natural fit for easy one hand operation thus improving control while adjusting the materials. The cutter also features a sliding button which extends blade during use and locks it into position, and also retracts it for safe storage. Blades snap in and out easily for quick replacement.
However, many reviewers say that the blades retraction button is poorly made. The sliding button for using and locking the blade trips easily, thus disengaging the blades and giving uneven cutting edges. Many users feel the blades are dull and leave painful hands as it requires hard pressing to cut through couple of layers of fabric.
Overall, the Fiskars 9521 45 mm Contour Rotary Cutter is a perfect and handy accessory for craft enthusiasts. This is recommended tool for quilters and sewers of all levels or even craft projects for its ease of use, precision and affordable price.
Review Group #: 1
Can be used for cutting fabric, paper, latex, fiberglass cloth • matting etc. • Cuts with an impressive precision • One hand operation makes this a handy tool
Review Group #: 2
Makes cutting fabric in straight line much easier • Cuts easily through many layers of fabric • Good for cutting small pieces of fabric for craft projects • Have to press really hard to cut the fabric, and does not cut accurately • The cutter shape feels good in hands
Review Group #: 3
The blade is very sharp • The blade engage button is different and too easily tripped when cutting, thus, the blade disengages • The blade is retractable, which is a great safety feature
Review Group #: 4
Blade is dull and leaves painful hands after cutting even 2 thin layers of cotton fabric • Easy to handle, the blade snaps in and out efficiently, and it cuts through fabric easily • Blades are sharp and cuts more or thicker layers of fabric • The blade retraction button is poorly made • It cuts nothing but single sheets of paper for some
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 224 reviews, Price: $7.18
Walmart.com Rating: 4.80 stars from 6 reviews, Price: $12.57