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    Old 04-12-2012, 04:03 AM
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    no I have used different brands
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    Old 04-12-2012, 04:04 AM
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    I agree with the gingher blades, but I use them in my gingher cutter
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    Old 04-12-2012, 04:06 AM
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    I am getting one this weekend when they are on sale for 50% off then I get a n additional 10% off for being in a Guild, but I think there is a 15% off entire purchase~Ill have to dbl check.


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    I agree with the gingher blades, but I use them in my gingher cutter
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    Old 04-12-2012, 05:17 AM
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    I switch blades between cutters all the time. And this leads me to wonder. How many blade factories are there? Is it one factory producing all (or most) of the blades? Does Olfa contract with a different factory or different process than Gingher? And it would be fun to find out if Harbor Freight blades are made in the same place with the same process. Just something to ponder on this sunny Thursday morning!
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    Old 04-12-2012, 06:38 AM
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    Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I switch blades between cutters all the time. And this leads me to wonder. How many blade factories are there? Is it one factory producing all (or most) of the blades? Does Olfa contract with a different factory or different process than Gingher? And it would be fun to find out if Harbor Freight blades are made in the same place with the same process. Just something to ponder on this sunny Thursday morning!
    I've wondered this too after reading all the harbor freight threads lately and learning about similar practices in sewing machine manufacture and other industries too.
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    Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 AM
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    Harbor Freight blades come from China, I really haven't paid attention previously on where the other brands come from.
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    Old 04-12-2012, 02:51 PM
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    I buy whatever's on sale and have no problem.
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    Old 04-18-2012, 03:04 AM
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    What blades from Harbor Freight? They have a couple of different ones.
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    Old 04-18-2012, 03:41 AM
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    Blades may fit cutters interchangeably, but notice that the Ofla hub and blades have 3 notches at the hub that line up. I have had cutters wear out at the hub, and I finally stopped using the blades interchangeably. My conclusion is that they work interchangeably, but the situation is not ideal.

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    Old 04-18-2012, 03:56 AM
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    I have good luck with the ones sold at Harbour Freight. Lots less than the name brands....
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