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Thread: Guess what else they had at Harbor Freight?

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    I took the recent topic on rotary cutter blades and went to our Harbor Freight and found them without much trouble. THANK YOU for this find!!!!!!

    But I also found Super Grip Handles there exactly like the one they sell in the Keepsake quilting catalog. KQ sells for 14.99 The one at HF was only 6.99

    I love going to the hardware store for quilting supplies!

    Again Thank you!!!

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    So you found them too!! LOL Isn't it great? I posted about this a couple of times...I think it so neat! DH found these around Christmas time. They also have several sizes of the round handles for the smaller rulers. Aren't we thrift quilters though? ;-) Leaves us more $$ for fabric!

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    Harbor Freight sells blades for rotary cutters?! I need to go there!

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    I saw the post yesterday and checked on line for the blades and they are back ordered. We don't have a HF here. Anyway what size roller does it fit? Just in case I may come across one.

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    They also have the big round magnetic ashtrays. I have two of them and they are strong. Your pins will not get away.

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    What cool things you find out when you read the board! Thanks everyone for great tips for cheap supplies!

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    I've tried their website but haven't had any luck with their store locator. I either am misreading the instructions, they don't work or my computer is resisting.
    Does anyone know of a Harbor Freight store in New Hampshire?

    I tried a Loew's over the weekend in upstate New York; they don't carry round carpet cutters blades.

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    I've gotten three of those super grips on garage sales for 50 cents or a $1 each. LOVE THEM! I'm planning a trip to HF or a similar cheap tool store the next time I go to town. If they have cheap blades I'm going to get all they have. I also want to see if they have some cheap 3/4 or 1" metal tape measures so that I can take them apart and cut them up for snap bags.

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    ok, I just looked online and saw that the replacement blades were the diameter of 1.75 Does anyone know what that would break down in as far as mm, so that I know if I have the right size rotary cutter for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19
    ok, I just looked online and saw that the replacement blades were the diameter of 1.75 Does anyone know what that would break down in as far as mm, so that I know if I have the right size rotary cutter for them?
    I just went and measured. 1.75" diameter translates into a 45mm blade, the same as the medium cutter takes. The medium is the one I use all the time as do most people, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygirl66
    Harbor Freight sells blades for rotary cutters?! I need to go there!
    They are the 45mm two to a pack for $1.49 They are sold as carpet cutter blades.

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    I didn't read that thread but I should have! We don't go to HF often but you can bet I will next time I'm near one. I just hate the smell of the place but I'll risk it for cheap cutting blades. My blade needs replaced right now.

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    When I first put in my zip code it brought me to the listing for there California stores. I just hit enter again (search button) and it brought me to the local stores.
    Hope this helps.
    Looks like there is one only 6 miles away. lol Whoo-hoo!
    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I've tried their website but haven't had any luck with their store locator. I either am misreading the instructions, they don't work or my computer is resisting.
    Does anyone know of a Harbor Freight store in New Hampshire?

    I tried a Loew's over the weekend in upstate New York; they don't carry round carpet cutters blades.

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    The HF stores are not going to believe how many blades they will be selling. I bought 10 packs. I did leave one on the shelf. I like to share. HE HE

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    i went there this afternoon and got a couple of blades, but also got a suction cup handle. The one I got was a single handle, but it will be just as useful and for $2.99, who am I to be picky

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    When I first put in my zip code it brought me to the listing for there California stores. I just hit enter again (search button) and it brought me to the local stores.
    Hope this helps.
    Looks like there is one only 6 miles away. lol Whoo-hoo!
    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I've tried their website but haven't had any luck with their store locator. I either am misreading the instructions, they don't work or my computer is resisting.
    Does anyone know of a Harbor Freight store in New Hampshire?

    I tried a Loew's over the weekend in upstate New York; they don't carry round carpet cutters blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts
    What cool things you find out when you read the board! Thanks everyone for great tips for cheap supplies!
    I agree. Thanks to everyone.

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    I wonder if Menards, or Home Depot would have them too.

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    The "pin" dishes are actually magnetic nut and bolt dishes for mechanic, I love them for my pins. I bought my first one for 13.00 at a quilt shop and then found them at Harbor Freight and Wal-Mart (automotive dept) for 4.00. I have given several as little gifties to sewing friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calicocat
    I took the recent topic on rotary cutter blades and went to our Harbor Freight and found them without much trouble. THANK YOU for this find!!!!!!

    But I also found Super Grip Handles there exactly like the one they sell in the Keepsake quilting catalog. KQ sells for 14.99 The one at HF was only 6.99

    I love going to the hardware store for quilting supplies!

    Again Thank you!!!
    What is a Super Grip Handle used for? Thank you.

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    I bought a set of tweezers to use with my embrodery machine to get the small threads up so I could cut them, most usefull thing I have and the pack comes with 4 in a set and it was 4.99. Can't wait to go again and get some blades

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    They also have the big round magnetic ashtrays. I have two of them and they are strong. Your pins will not get away.
    They're great but don't get the magnet close to a computerized sewing machine. It can mess with the programing and sometimes it can erase it completely.

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    OMG! I get emails from there all the time for DH and he tells me to delete them because we are broke right now, but think of the money I could save on quilting supplies!! thanx for the info

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    I picked up several sets of the telescoping magnet wands. They're made to pick up dropped nails, etc., but work great for steel pins, too.

    I also picked up a canvas tool bag with multiple pockets around the outside and several dividers on the inside.

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