Then, earlier this month, while I was at Quilt Festival, I bought a Precision Art Knife from the Olfa booth. It drew me in with this fancy word: Precision. I felt that mostly what I was going for was precision, so I bought it, went home and cut something out. It was like cutting through butter. I immediately looked up how much a 100 pack would cost. The cheapest I could find was $69.99 from, of course, Amazon. I love and hate buying from Amazon because it's generally the cheapest price, but sometimes it gouges small or even large businesses. But that smoothness of cut was just divine and I waited until the next paycheck came in to splurge on this fancy treat.
I found that they both wore out at about the same speed, so, if you're budget friendly, the X-ACTO blades are going to be your go-to blades (at 20.66 for Prime members, what a steal). But if you want to cut with something that feels like you're cutting through clouds, try the OLFA blades. I'll bet it's so excellent because it comes from Japan. Japanese people have mad paper crafting skills. I'm still more fond of my X-ACTO X2000 knife though. I like the way it feels when I hold it.
What about you? Is there something different that you try? Are you a craft knife type of person or a scissors person?