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Thread: rotary cuttong blades

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    How do you keep the rotary blades sharp? I tried the sharpener thingies but doesnt seem to work for me. I use lots of blades when I am quilting and they get expensive.

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    Try cutting tinfoil with them. It works for me.

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    Thanks I will try that soon as I get back to my reg home. I am in the prosess of packing up the camper and going home for the winter, Yea back to my sewing room!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Go to houseofhanson.com, you can get blades VERY reasonable there.

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    When they get a little dull, I flip the blade and get a little more wear out of them. Then I just throw away and put a new one. Sharpening has never worked for me.

    Here is a link for blades online if that will help. Good prices.

    http://www.lpsharp.com/3.html

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    I bought a huge lot of them on Ebay - all olfa blades. I want to say I got 100 blades for like $50 or so - a few friends of mine and I went in on the purchase :)

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    Gee that was a good buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftydeb
    I bought a huge lot of them on Ebay - all olfa blades. I want to say I got 100 blades for like $50 or so - a few friends of mine and I went in on the purchase :)
    WOW! I'll have to check there myself. Thanks. :wink:

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    have any of you had trouble with a brand new Olfa blade skipping like ONE thread ??

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    I checked e-bay and ended up biding on more fabric lol

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