OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C

OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C Review

I recently saw the OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C at the JLC LIVE trade show and was impressed. I now own several, and here’s why.

As a remodeler I find myself on the cutting end of many different materials such as:

  • Ram Board
  • Cardboard
  • Schluter DITA-HEAT mats
  • House wrap
  • Carpet
  • EDPM Rubber

None of these materials are fun to cut, and I used to use a utility knife or shears. The problem with the utility knife is you risk damaging other surfaces with an over-penetrated, exposed blade. And the shears, well, they just fatigue my already beaten-up hands.

Cuts Multiple Materials Fast

TheOLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C allows me to cut easier, safer and more efficiently. I find that the cutter is easy to use, fast cutting and with practice can make a super straight, clean cut.

The cutter was designed to cut rolled materials, such as:

  • Paper
  • Linoleum
  • Carpet
  • Floor protection board
  • House and landscape fabric

Sturdy Design

It has a sturdy, oversized handle allows you to safely cut away from you, while protecting the surface beneath. The OLFA cutter comes with an ultra- sharp, 45mm carbide rotary blade. The fixed blade has 12-cutting positions that are changed by removing a thumb screw and rotating the blade.

The bottom of the cutter is a smooth flat, non-marring, plastic surface. The cutter is recessed and protected.  It can be safely placed in your tool bag or pocket without the risk of an exposed blade.

OLFA 45-c Cutter Features

  • Solid base prevents damage to surface under materials being cut
  • Large, ergonomic handhold for a comfortable and sturdy grip
  • Preloaded with super sharp, long-life carbide 45mm rotary blade
  • 12 cutting positions per blade for less blade changes and increase efficiency
  • No tool blade change</li

Price

The OLFA 45-C Cutter sells online for approximately $25.00.

OLFA Rolled Materials Cutter 45-C Video Review

About the author

Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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1 Comment

  1. Matthew Cameron

    I picked one up at JLC live Northwest last November it works well and makes clean cuts. Olfa, makes some good craft knifes

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