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Thread: Rotary Blades

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    Member tobylehnj's Avatar
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    I read it some where that women are buying blades at Home Depot or Lowes or Harbor Freight for their rotary cutters. They are sold as carpet cutters. Has anyone purchased them and how good did you find them? I hear they may not have the little notch and the blades slide. What did your purchase find? How well did the work?

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    Home Depot and Lowes had straight, not round, carpet cutters.
    Harbor Freight is the one pople talk about; Different folks on the Board reported good results

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    I bought them from Harbour Freight and have them in my cutter now. They work just fine, I found that they're not as thick as the olfa blades but I've been cutting away with mine, so far so good :) :) For .75 per blade you can't go wrong.

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    I recently picked up the rotary blades at Harbor Freight and couldn't believe the price -- a fraction of the 'official' Olfa blades. The blades are not exactly the same size as the ones for my 60 mm cutter, but they works
    just fine. I find them at least as sharp, if not a little sharper. While I'd probably prefer the ones made specifically for the Olfa cutter, the price difference makes the Harbor Freight ones definitely worth it!

    The biggest upside is that I don't hesitate to change blades the way I did when they were several $$ apiece!

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    I just got a notice from HF that my blades have been shipped! YAY! I ordered 10 pkgs of 2,(for 1.49/pkg) so that should hold me for a while! I can't wait until they get here!

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    I've been using them alot lately. They work great in my Olfa and Fiskars RC

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    I ordered mine back in august and they just shipped today I will post how I like them.

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    That is all I use now.

    I guess I will be using more after tomorrow when my Alto's Quilt Cut 2 gets here. I am so excited.

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    I bought some a while back and I love them.They cut great for me.

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    I went to harbor frieght and they do not even carry them.

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