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Thread: Broken rotary blade - anyone have this happen?

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    Broken rotary blade - anyone have this happen?

    My rotary blade had been in use for a while, but it was still cutting fine, when this happened. I've never had one just snap in two like this! I was probably pressing harder than normal, since I was trimming off the excess batting and backing after the quilting was finished, but still...this surprised me. I realized immediately that something was wrong, replaced the blade, cutter is functioning perfectly now (with new Harbor Freight blade). And no, this particular blade, the one that broke, was not from HF. It's an Olfa blade I think.
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    Wow, scary! You could have really hurt yourself, glad you didn't!

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    Never seen that happen before. I'm glad you didn't get hurt!

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    I've never had that happen, but Olfa blades have Olfa made in Japan on the outside edge on both sides I believe

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    Never had that happen. That is pretty scary glad it did not hurt you!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I've never had that happen, but Olfa blades have Olfa made in Japan on the outside edge on both sides I believe
    Interesting, I hadn't noticed that before. It does say that on the other side, not the side I photographed, so it was definitely an Olfa blade.

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    Wow, no I have never had that happen.
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    I think I would take a picture with the Olfa brand showing and send it to them. I am willing to bet you will get some new blades - couldn't hurt

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    Never happened to me, glad that you did not get an injury!

    I use Harbor Freight blades all the time, been elated to find they work great and so so much less expensive than brand name blades!
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    I had never thought of that happening, thanks for letting everyone know that it is a possibility. Glad there was no injury to you.
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