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Thread: cracked olfa blade

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    cracked olfa blade

    has anyone ever cracked an olfa rotary blade before i must admit i was shocked and it was about time to change the blade but still ive been quilting about 7 years and never had it happen before. i really couldnt figure out what id done at first i told my hubby my blade felt weird i was still cutting with it lol and he said hand it here and figured it out in a few seconds boy did i feel dumb. it was kinda odd in all my years it had never happened before.
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    I've never heard of that. I have run over a pin and created a divot on the blade edge. I am glad that your husband found it before it broke. You could have really hurt yourself if you had been pressing on it when it snapped.

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    Never heard of it either.

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    Never heard of that either, sure have heard of people having two blades in at the same time though. Good thing you weren't hurt.

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    Humm I haven't ever heard of that either. Did it hurt your holder along with the blade? Good thing you are ok. Something to check before we cut.

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    I had one crack on me too! Actually noticed that hsi batch(I buy pack of 5) seemed to dull very quickly-had to change them after cutting squares from just a few yards of fabric

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    I wonder what Olfa would say if you contacted them....perhaps worth a phone call and/or an email at least. You have nothing to loose....
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    That's quite scary!!! You could be maimed. Now I'm going to be very careful. If it happened to two people here, it can happen to anyone. And a piece of it can fly....
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    Pretty sure Olfa would like to know about it and also should replace it

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