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Thread: Harbor Freight Blades

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    Angry Harbor Freight Blades

    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!

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    Sorry, never tried them so I am clueless! LOL

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    return them! ... defective product.
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    I bought unopened Olfa blades on ebay for the same price as the Harbor Freight blades so I have no reason to try them. I'm sorry yours were bad. It has to be so frustrating for you.

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    so far, I have had really good luck with them---sorry your experience hasn't been good.

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    Have tried 3 packs all bad

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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 I have purchased "brand name" blades and they wouldn't cut. Sometimes you get a bad product, I guess.

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    I heard the same thing about them. Someone said they heard they were recycled blades, which didn't make sense to me.
    Kathleen

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    I have purchased about five or six packs of Harbor Freight blades. Out of those, one pack was bad. Take 'em back and order from a different batch-- i.e., not the same shipment that you got them from (if you purchased them at the physical store).
    jillaine

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    Return them. They won't know they have defective merchandise unless we tell them.

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    I bought them once and they were fine.

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    I've used them many time (like now) and not any problems. Sorry you got some bad ones
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    I have purchased two packs, one all dull, second a few dull, but the ones that were sharp didn't stay sharp long. I'll just stick with the regular Olfa blades and use my Joann's coupon.

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    Is this a "here we go again" post?

    Harbor Freight has a RETURN/MONEY BACK POLICY. Please use it and let us know that they were good for their word.
    Not all Harbor Freight stores have bad blades. I have bought and sold more than 100 packages and never had any complaints. Give them a FAIR shake!

    June in Cincinnati

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    Harbor freight blades

    Is this a "here we go again" post?

    Harbor Freight has a RETURN/MONEY BACK POLICY. Please use it and let us know that they were good for their word.
    Not all Harbor Freight stores have bad blades. I have bought and sold more than 100 packages and never had any complaints. Give them a FAIR shake!

    June in Cincinnati

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    I use them all the time, never had a problem. There is more than one blade in the pkg. Sometimes they stick together. Make sure you only have one in your cutter.

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    My first thought was that you put both blades in the cutter. There are 2 in a package and sometimes they are stuck together. If that isn't the case, then do take them back... I have bought several packages and have found just one pack that was 'dull', still cut, but not clean. Just changed it out. More gas to make a special trip back to exchange than to open a new package. That one cut paper just fine. Good luck and don't give up on them....

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    mine went in my garbage jar i should have taken them back but didn't

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    I've bought the Harbor Freight blades and have never had any trouble with them. I gave one to a quilter friend of mine, over 6 months ago, and she's never had any problems with them either. I have read and heard that the June Tailor cutting mat will dull the blades. This is the cutting mat NOT the June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler.

    If anyone has a problem with the HF blades then they should return them, because if there's a problem and no one returns them or complains about them, how is HF supposed to know and to correct the problem?

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    I have used them and never had a problem with them. I introduced them to a friend and she loves them too. It sure saves money if they work.

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    I have never had a problem with them. Have been using for 2 years.Maybe you just got a bad pack.

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    I have periodic times when a package was bad. Just return them. For the price I just keep a supply on hand.

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    I've been using them exclusively in my 45 mm. cutters - I have an Olfa and Fiskars - and they work just fine. No complaints yet.

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    Maybe I've just been lucky. I've been using them for a while and never had a problem.

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    Sometimes you have the screw too tight. Try loosening it a bit and see if it helps. The first blade I tried it did nothing but shred the fabric, after loosening the screw it worked great
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