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Thread: Harbor Freight Blades

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret53 View Post
    I know may comments have been posted about these blades--both good and bad. I opened my first packet of them today and I couldn't cut with them! I had to press really hard to cut paper. I turned the blade around thinking maybe it only had one cutting side--still not luck. I was just so mad that I had to tell someone!
    I got some and they cut through the fabric like butter. My friend got some and she had the same experience as you. As they are designed to cut carpet , I imagine if they don't cut fabric , they would be considered defective and you could return them.

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    I would return them, as I have had good luck with the ones I have purchased from them.

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    I use them all the time have had several bad ones but the cost you can't complain to much. take them back so the store knows the
    product does have bad ones mixed in.
    I now need to ffind a good blade sharping tool. The one I've tried don't work very well for me.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Same problem here, seems the blades roll on the rotary cutter instead of cutting.
    Really glad hubby only bought 2 packs.

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    I had the same experience - I'm just glad I only bought one pkg.

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    I do a lot of cutting with my HF blades and have never had a problem..seems like some do and some don`t..I will continue using them..they last much longer for me then the popular brand name blades..
    Kathleen

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    That is a shame. You should return them. Maybe it was just a bad batch.

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    I haven't had good luck either.

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    Have been using Harbor Freight blades, excusively, for over 2 years. Excellent product. I buy them a dozen packages at a time. I just wish I could get them in the 60mm size. But, 45mm will do!

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    I tried thos Harbor Freight blades too and they were awful, than goodness I had only brought two blades.
    You would think since they would cut carpet, that cotton fabric would be a cinch. Not so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    so far, I have had really good luck with them---sorry your experience hasn't been good.
    Me too. They are so cheap if I get one or two bad ones ( which I havenn't yet) it won't be a big deal. If you get a bunch that are bad it must be a bad batch. I am sure you could retun them.

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    My expierience with them was the same. I tried many and none would
    cut. I will never buy them again.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I've tried several packages I bought here in Kentucky - they were terrible. My sister tried several she bought in South Carolina - they were terrible. Some people swear by them........me......at swear AT them!! LOL
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    Sorry you got a bad set of blades. I've used them for several years and so far have only had one package with a nick in the blade. I suggest taking them back, they should give you another package in their place.

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    Just another thought--what cutter are you using? I use the Martelli cutter and they work like a charm with that cutter.

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    Ugh I have many of them and found them no different then the expensive brand name ones. So sorry to hear yours are lemons. Did you get them recently?
    Anna Quilts

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    Check Margaret and make sure you don't have two blades together. They come two per package---when I first purchased them I thought it was one blade and put both in my cutter. It didn't cut! They have oil between them to keep them from sticking---be careful though in moving them apart.

    I have been using them for over a year and have had really good luck with them---after I discovered they came two per pack.

    Good luck!

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    I've had the same blade in my cutter for what seems likes forever and no complaints. I do a fair amount of cutting, probably nothing like some of the really prolific quilters here on the board, but I like the blades from Harbor Freight.

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    I heard they were so good and much cheaper than the others but I hate them. I bought 4 packs and they will not cut for me either. I just stick to the little higher brands. Cheaper in the long run for me

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    I have not had good luck with them.

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    I have used several packs and no problem. Although I have found if there are 2 stuck together, they won't cut butter.

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    I buy them all the time. I changed the blade just today, and had problems with it not cutting. It wasn't the blade
    but how it lined up in my cutter. I loosened the screw, wiggled the blade (carefully, as to not cut myself)
    Tightened everything back together, and away I went. It just wasn't lined up right, and wasn't rolling when I cut
    with it. I could tell, it was 'pushing' the fabric. Hope this helps anyone that has had a similar problem.

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    I've used them day in and day out for months now....never had a problem. Love 'em and the price!!

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    i am sew with you! i bought those blades online, and they chewed the fabric worse than a dull blade, i bought them
    online. bad purchase
    katz

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