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    Senior Member Walking Bear's Avatar
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    Be carefull with rotary cutter

    Took my wife to the emergency room to have eight stitches put in her left index finger from a rotary cutter this afternoon. She let the cutter get on top of the guide while cutting quilt material.

    No it was not a hammock quilt.

    They are a great tool just be carefull with them.

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    Sorry to hear that ... it's going to be sore for awhile I bet. Thanks for the reminder ... Geesh 8 stiches. That's a lot in one finger!

    Glad she's OK.

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    when i was little i pickup one of thoughs with the plastic part that is pushed out to protect the blade with a spring and i pressed it into the palm of my hand. It wasn't fun.
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    Youch! sorry to hear that.

    Those things are really sharp. I was cutting some material on the dining room table and all of a sudden there was blood on the material! Wa...huh? Turns out I must have dangled my arm at my side because I had a 1" gash on the top of my thigh! Whoops!

    I sure won't give up the rotary cutter for scissors, though!

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    All the best for a speedy healing for your wife...

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    Yikes!!! I hope she heals quickly and doesn't have too much pain.

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    i just got myself pretty good the other day as well, it cut straight through my thumbnail like it wasn't there, very bloody mess, no stitches though.

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    Sorry to hear that. It's like a straight razor wheel. Hope she recovers quickly.
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    Get well soon. (to the Mrs.)

    I have zero experience with rotary cutters (yet), so I could probably benefit from the warning the most.
    Thank-you

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    Yow-Zeeee........
    Many a scar on my clumsy hands from #11 X-Acto blades.
    Here is to good healing.
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