Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Harbor Freight Blades >

Harbor Freight Blades

Harbor Freight Blades

Old 04-04-2012, 04:21 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 56
Default Harbor Freight Blades

I tried. Honestly. Thought I could save some money, listened to the QB about how some were happy with them.......
I ordered 10 packages online, more or less 20$, gave some to friends to enjoy....
There were two problems. They don't roll in either a Fiskar handle or an Olfa cutter. The blade does not turn.
I guess the second problem is somewhat obvious; they do not cut fabric.
I will be quite reluctant to try such suggestions from the board in the future.
Karol
Karol is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 04:34 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,813
Default

I use them all the time and never had any problems with them. Check to make sure only one was put in the cutter. There are two to a package and they really stick together.
yngldy is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 04:55 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Sandra Craig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 178
Default

I also use them all the time most are good sometimes a dud but for the price they are great I use them inaFiskars, BUT when you put in a new blade don't loose the little thin round thingy that fits between the blade before you tighten it. I didn'y get it on once and my blade wouldn't turn.
Sandra Craig is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:17 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,741
Default

Sorry you had problems. I have been using them for more than 2 years now and they cut wonderfully. They even last quite a long time. And, they roll in my Olfa rotary cutters. They even don't get dull on my Fiskars cutting mat. Olfa blades do get dull all to quickly on Fiskars mat.

Try turning your blade the opposite direction you have it in your cutter now and see if that doesn't work better. Hope this helps.
SewExtremeSeams is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:33 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 7,552
Default

Originally Posted by Karol View Post
I will be quite reluctant to try such suggestions from the board in the future.
Karol
You tried one thing that many, many people here have had great success with, and because it didn't work for you, you're going to discount every tip?

I'm wondering if the nut was over-tightened. That will cause the blade to not turn at all.
Peckish is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:47 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
donnalynett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,326
Default

I buy them 20 at a time and have not had any problem with any of them. Mine have held up just as long as the top brand names and I will continue to happily use them and spend my savings on more fabric.
donnalynett is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:52 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Dandish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Allen Park, MI
Posts: 408
Default

They have worked very well for me!
Dandish is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 05:54 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Cosy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 571
Default

I have had very little sucess with my Olfa blades in my Olfa Cutter, ditto Fiskars. Really almost feeling stupid because I simply couldn't get a nice cut. I tried the HF blades, and wow! cut just like butter!
Cosy is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 06:30 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
TexasSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kilgore Tx
Posts: 1,883
Default

They have worked for me also, very sharp, occasionally get a dud, but not often.
TexasSunshine is offline  
Old 04-04-2012, 06:39 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
sylviak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: southern Oklahoma
Posts: 954
Default

I, too, bought a bunch of these and after trying three of them I couldn't get them to cut. I wonder if the quality control is off sometimes and they turn out a bad batch. I've still got some of these, so I'll try again. I use Fiskar and buy my blades at Walmart for about $16 for 5 blades. I was really hoping the HF blades would work well.
sylviak is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Scrappy Gram
Links and Resources
19
03-04-2014 09:02 AM
tooMuchFabric
Main
17
10-16-2010 09:17 AM
raptureready
Main
116
10-03-2010 07:47 AM
pojo
Main
8
08-22-2010 03:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.