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Thread: Rotary blades and magnetic trays

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    Harbor Freight is having a sale on their "carpet" (rotary) blades for $1.49 for 2 and their magnetic trays -6 inch round is $3.99 and the rectangle one (i think it is about 8"X4") is $7.99. Sale last until Sept. 30, 2011. At least at our store in Amarillo, Tx.
    Stock up time. Maybe someone can save a little money to use on fabric. Ok, maybe a chocolate candy bar????

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    That's awesome!

    I've heard some complaining about the blades but I discovered that if you clean the blade first then it works great. It seems that some of the packaging gets stuck to the blade and prevents it from cutting. Just throwing that out there! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That's awesome!

    I've heard some complaining about the blades but I discovered that if you clean the blade first then it works great. It seems that some of the packaging gets stuck to the blade and prevents it from cutting. Just throwing that out there! :-)
    I found the same thing. At first I wasn't too impressed with the blades, but once I tried that I haven't had a lick of problem with any of them. And mine is just one of those cheapo 4.99 sharpeners :)

    Thanks, Vondae, for the heads up on the sale. I anticipate a visit on my lunch hour... I love those magnetic bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becka
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That's awesome!

    I've heard some complaining about the blades but I discovered that if you clean the blade first then it works great. It seems that some of the packaging gets stuck to the blade and prevents it from cutting. Just throwing that out there! :-)
    I found the same thing. At first I wasn't too impressed with the blades, but once I tried that I haven't had a lick of problem with any of them. And mine is just one of those cheapo 4.99 sharpeners :)

    Thanks, Vondae, for the heads up on the sale. I anticipate a visit on my lunch hour... I love those magnetic bowls.
    What do you use the magnetic bowls for?

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    use the magnetic bowls for your pins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    Quote Originally Posted by Becka
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That's awesome!

    I've heard some complaining about the blades but I discovered that if you clean the blade first then it works great. It seems that some of the packaging gets stuck to the blade and prevents it from cutting. Just throwing that out there! :-)
    I found the same thing. At first I wasn't too impressed with the blades, but once I tried that I haven't had a lick of problem with any of them. And mine is just one of those cheapo 4.99 sharpeners :)

    Thanks, Vondae, for the heads up on the sale. I anticipate a visit on my lunch hour... I love those magnetic bowls.
    What do you use the magnetic bowls for?
    safety pins, straight pins, thumb tacks, screws and nuts, snaps for the doll clothes, clasps for jewelery, snipper scissors, packages of assorted needles, empty bobbins... about the time I think I've got enough, I find I need another one for this or that. I have a magnetic strip in my basement that they all hold to, right in a row. I'm a total klutz, so when I end up knocking my pins or whatever around, the bowl goes spinning but the stuff doesn't spill out :) :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vondae
    Harbor Freight is having a sale on their "carpet" (rotary) blades for $1.49 for 2 and their magnetic trays -6 inch round is $3.99 and the rectangle one (i think it is about 8"X4") is $7.99. Sale last until Sept. 30, 2011. At least at our store in Amarillo, Tx.
    Stock up time. Maybe someone can save a little money to use on fabric. Ok, maybe a chocolate candy bar????
    I'll be in town tomorrow. I'll run by and look. I could use the bigger tray and can always use blades.

    Thanks for the info

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    check out their LED lights they always have a good selection.

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    Do the Blades fit the Rotery Cutters? Or are you using them with a "Carpet Cutter"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltingharlet
    Do the Blades fit the Rotery Cutters? Or are you using them with a "Carpet Cutter"?
    They fit the rotary cutters. The blade is exactly the same.

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