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Thread: Another Harbor freight topic on blades

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    My friend who loves my quilts and always watches out for cheap fabric prices for me went to Clarksville, Tenn. today. She said her first stop was going to be Harbor Freight so I gave her 20 bucks and asked her to see if they had the carpet blades and to get all she could with the money. She called and said they were $1.99 for a 2pk. so she grabbed 10 but when she got to the register they were $1.49 for the 2pk. she went back and got more. I got 24 blades for less then $20.00. I am so excited because I was down to my last blade and wm's are 5pk for $17.00, I was not gonna pay that. I was considering going back to doing all my cutting with scissors again but now I don't have too. YAY!!!!!

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    Congratulations! great buy!

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    cutting with scissors no way that would be awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    cutting with scissors no way that would be awful
    Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. LOL!!

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    I am so glad you got the blades. Another good source is jhittle; he sells them 10 for $14.90. That's where I buy them.

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    I am going to lynchburg va tues and they have a harbor frieght store there I am definatly going to check them out and see if they have any...

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I am so glad you got the blades. Another good source is jhittle; he sells them 10 for $14.90. That's where I buy them.
    That is where my last ones came from but I didn't buy them someone gave then to me.

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    Scissors! I could never do that!

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    Great buy! I wish our Harbor Freight ever had any of them. Every time I go in they're out! I've bought the carpet cutters for $3.99 and gotten the three blades out of those before too. You'll love the blades! I think they last even longer than the ones you get at the fabric stores.

    In their bathroom department they also have grippers that work just like the Gypsy grippers but at a MUCH lower price. They come in various sizes/prices. You can get inexpensive metal tape measures for snap bags there too.

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    WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! This was the first time I have heard of this store, I went on line to see if Dallas TX had one and we do!!!!!!!! I went over there yesterday, took my rotary cutter with me thinking I would by one pkg. and insert the blade to make sure it would work........yea!!!! They only had 5 pkgs so I bought them all. I also paid $1.49ea and an extra 20% off when I checked out. I have the Ginger rotary cutter and I have been paying $10 for one blade, never again thanks to you, I am soooooo happy and so is my pocket book!

    This is awesome, thank you

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    I ordered mine from Harbor Freight online....the price was just too good, even with the shipping.

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    they are great blades, i am stocked up.

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    A sweet person gifted me some Freight Harbor blades. Im trying one now and it cuts fine,but I noticed it was not oiled like rotary blades. So I oiled mine with a q tip. They recommend you oil your cutters anyway,but sometimes I forget.Just a tip for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    A sweet person gifted me some Freight Harbor blades. Im trying one now and it cuts fine,but I noticed it was not oiled like rotary blades. So I oiled mine with a q tip. They recommend you oil your cutters anyway,but sometimes I forget.Just a tip for ya!
    Thanks for the tip!!

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    Lucky you. I've been to our local Harbor Freight many times and they never have blades.

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    You hit the jackpot with this one! I use the 60mm rotary cutter (received it as a bday gift) and HF doesn't sell the blades for this size. :( However, I just might have to invest in the 45mm cutter just so I can save on the blades. Surely there isn't too much of a difference between the 45mm and the 60mm!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggirl
    You hit the jackpot with this one! I use the 60mm rotary cutter (received it as a bday gift) and HF doesn't sell the blades for this size. :( However, I just might have to invest in the 45mm cutter just so I can save on the blades. Surely there isn't too much of a difference between the 45mm and the 60mm!!
    I love my 60mm cutter but have switched to the 45mm just because I can't pay thiose high prices. the difference is how many layers of fabric you can cut at the same time.

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    .75 cents a blade is a great buy.

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    I stopped in at our local one yesterday for something else and guess what???? They had a whole hanger full! (notice the use of the past tense LOL) Needless to say, they had ten less packages when I left. The young man checking me out said, "You're a quilter aren't you?' When I said yes, he said that they have a hard time keeping them in stock and yet he's never sold any to someone wanting to use them to actually cut carpet! He said, "It's like you ladies can smell them on the rack because they were just put out today and I'll be surprized if there's any left tomorrow."

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    are these the rotary cutting blades

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    Yes, but they call them carpet cutter blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I ordered mine from Harbor Freight online....the price was just too good, even with the shipping.
    Ditto - got my package delivered yesterday. At that price - I bought 10 packages (20 blades total) so I'm all stocked up now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    He said, "It's like you ladies can smell them on the rack because they were just put out today and I'll be surprized if there's any left tomorrow."
    ROFL :lol:

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    Where is his site?


    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I am so glad you got the blades. Another good source is jhittle; he sells them 10 for $14.90. That's where I buy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR
    Where is his site?


    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I am so glad you got the blades. Another good source is jhittle; he sells them 10 for $14.90. That's where I buy them.
    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...new_items.html

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