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Thread: Dull Rotary Blade Resolved

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    Member fudge and furs's Avatar
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    Likely I am not the only one that does this, however, I was cutting 5" squares when my blade just didn't cut clean anymore.
    So I just scored fabric with the dull blade and cut with scissors.
    The neat thing is that the scoring held the pieces tight and I could cut 3 to 4 at a time.Keep your scissors sharpened.

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    Try flipping the blade around and adding a drop of oil. Sometimes this makes them good as new.... Or get some Harbor Freight Carpet Cutting blades that work in our 45 mm cutters for $1.99 a 2 pack....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Try flipping the blade around and adding a drop of oil. Sometimes this makes them good as new.... Or get some Harbor Freight Carpet Cutting blades that work in our 45 mm cutters for $1.99 a 2 pack....

    Thanks, I keep forgetting to do that. Like I forget so many other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Try flipping the blade around and adding a drop of oil. Sometimes this makes them good as new.... Or get some Harbor Freight Carpet Cutting blades that work in our 45 mm cutters for $1.99 a 2 pack....
    Wow, I just ordered the Harbor Frght. Blades From the Company.
    Right now they are $1.49 for 2 packs. Such a Deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Try flipping the blade around and adding a drop of oil. Sometimes this makes them good as new.... Or get some Harbor Freight Carpet Cutting blades that work in our 45 mm cutters for $1.99 a 2 pack....
    Never thought about turning blade over or drop of oil to improve cutting, thanks for the hint.

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    Newbie question for you. When replacing dull rotary blades do I need to stay with the same brand blade as my rotary cutter? Quite a price difference between brands of rotary blades

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Kitten View Post
    Newbie question for you. When replacing dull rotary blades do I need to stay with the same brand blade as my rotary cutter? Quite a price difference between brands of rotary blades
    No, all rotary blades are alike. Another cheap place to buy is jhittle.
    http://jhittlesewing.com/sewing/catalog.php
    Adapt! Improvise! Overcome!

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    I agree that all rotary blades are interchangeable. I wonder if they are all made in the same factory with different names etched into them and different packaging. Just something I've wondered.

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    Wow.. wish I'd found this thread yesterday, before I ordered new rotary blades. My local quilt shop owner told me you HAD to use the same brand blade as your cutter. hummmmm...........

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    Quilt in a Day had a big sale on rotary blades before Christmas. 10 pack for $15. I bought 3 packs. I'm still using the blades I bought at a great clearance three years ago from Hancocks. it really saves money to buy the basics when you see them a great sale to stock up. I post the clearance sales on the Links and Resources page when I find them.
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