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Thread: Harbor Freight blades - issues with my newest shipment being dull

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    I'm in the group that swears by the Harbor Freight blades. I think they work better than the Olfa ones. Love them.

    That being said, last month, I bought 10 packs of 2 since they were on sale. I got them and just opened a pack. Both blades were dull. 1 was ridiculously dull. And the package was difficult to open. I opened a 2nd package, and the blade works, but it isn't incredibly sharp like they usually are.

    I'm sending an email to HF right now. I was wondering if it was just a fluke with my shipment or if others have noticed the same issues?

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    My last ones were very dull also.

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    I am still using the 10 packs I bought previously and they are VERY SHARP

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    I'm in the group that swears by the Harbor Freight blades. I think they work better than the Olfa ones. Love them.

    That being said, last month, I bought 10 packs of 2 since they were on sale. I got them and just opened a pack. Both blades were dull. 1 was ridiculously dull. And the package was difficult to open. I opened a 2nd package, and the blade works, but it isn't incredibly sharp like they usually are.

    I'm sending an email to HF right now. I was wondering if it was just a fluke with my shipment or if others have noticed the same issues?
    Yikes, not good news

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    did you by chance get a package of the (recycled) blades?
    some shops recycle blades- they are deemed still usable for cutting carpet- which is what they sell them for- the carpet cutters allow alot more pressure to be put into the cut-so the blades are not necessarily that sharp. i think they do say on the package (recycled)
    if that's the case you might be able to return them for new blades. depends on the store

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    I use them also, and never had a problem.

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    i had the exact same problem.

    i purchased them because of the rave reviews but they were more dull then the blade it was meant to replace.

    i sent them back and won't be wasting my money on them any longer

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    I find they don't seem to last as long as the "real" blades. I think I won't buy anymor Harbor Freight blades.
    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    My last ones were very dull also.

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    :shock: oh no, I hope it is only that batch of blades. I love them and the price was wonderful. :roll:

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    I bought 11 packages 2 weeks ago and have used one blade for the last 2 weeks on a quilt top, mini bow tuck, 2 clutches, 3 mug rugs and it is still as sharp as ever. For .75 I'll chance it and return any dull ones. $16.50 for 22 blades is great. I could only get 3-4 blades for that price with coupons.

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