Sometimes more than one strip is sticking and you try blowing and flicking it off the wheel but it just keeps wanting to feed back!!! Cutting takes forever! Dry winter days are the worst and if you've just pulled your wool out of the dryer cutting it is almost impossible. Frustrating? Tell me about it! I cut more wool than most and let me tell you, it's aggravating! And then after the wool is cut it keeps sticking to your hands as you try to lay it out straight on the table to tie into a bundle. Yup...we've all been there and will be again, time after time. Oh joy! If only someone could invent a way to stop the madness!! Gee, I sound like one of those ads for ShamWow or some other Revolutionary product.
The answer is so simple you'll kick yourself for not thinking of it first. Before you start to cut, get out a bottle of hand cream and add the teensiest bit on the hand that holds the wool. Rub it in well over the fingers...the palm doesn't matter. I guarantee, the wool will feed straight through as if it's on a mission, no static, no charge!
Your hand is the culprit, not so much the machine. It is dry and as the wool passes under your fingers it collects a static charge so when it touches the blade it wants to stick to the metal.
No matter what cutter you use this tip will work. So there. I hope I've made your life a little easier. Its incredibly dry today and I was just cutting some kits and had to reach for the hand cream and then I thought....gee I'll bet others have the same problem, why not share and make a few people smile!
So there it is folks! The tip of the week, month, year!