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Review of Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
4.30 stars Very Good Form 229 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 12, 2013 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Easy to use, one hand operation, compact
  • Can cut multiple layers of fabrics or craft materials
  • Optimal usage for either right or left handed users
  • Ergonomic handle for added comfort
  • Engraved markings ensure correct position
  • Retractable system for safety and easy storage
  • Affordable price


  • Some users find the blades dull with poor precision
  • Retraction and lock system are poorly made
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $7.18-$18.09.

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. 

User Voice
Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
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 #: 1 Rating :
5.00 stars
8 Reviews See Details
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 #: 2 Rating :
4.50 stars
16 Reviews See Details
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 #: 3 Rating :
3.50 stars
18 Reviews See Details
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
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
3.50 stars
19 Reviews See Details
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Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter


Rating : 4.30 stars Form 229 Reviews
Fiskars 9521 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Contour Rotary Cutter


Rating : 4.30 stars Form 229 Reviews
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