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    I've been using my HF blade over 2 weeks and it's still going strong. It doesn't hesitate to cut thru 4 layers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    Could someone send me the link to the blades at Harbor Freight. I went in to the store last Sunday and the employees all thought I was out of my mind. Also, I can't seem to find them on their web site.

    Thanks, Sandy
    Yes, I went today with DH and the men in the store were oh, so helpful, but couldn't understand what I was talking about. They looked at me like I was out of my mind. Ha!
    My DH being there to vouch for me helped as men tend to believe other men rather than a poor wilting seamstress. :)

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    In our local store, the blades are in the carpet cutting section along with the tool that uses the round blades. Try that and I bet you can find it.

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    [quote/]Yes, I went today with DH and the men in the store were oh, so helpful, but couldn't understand what I was talking about. They looked at me like I was out of my mind. Ha!
    My DH being there to vouch for me helped as men tend to believe other men rather than a poor wilting seamstress. :)[/quote]

    Just tell them you are looking for replacement blades for a carpet cutter. You need to speak their language. They don't understand "quiltese".

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    [quote/]Yes, I went today with DH and the men in the store were oh, so helpful, but couldn't understand what I was talking about. They looked at me like I was out of my mind. Ha!
    My DH being there to vouch for me helped as men tend to believe other men rather than a poor wilting seamstress. :)
    Just tell them you are looking for replacement blades for a carpet cutter. You need to speak their language. They don't understand "quiltese".

    8-)[/quote]


    I Love it "quiltese". Who knew I spoke another language..
    I'm bilingual now... COOL!!! :mrgreen:
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    You guys are killing me here. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Can you believe this run on blades and how much time, energy, money has been spent? I can only imagine.

    Poor HF clerks and god help any carpet cutters who actually use these.

    I have the best time reading about our little jaunts to get them or order them.

    As far as how many blades one buys? I live in the country, no HF for over 250 miles, JA's is 65 miles, WM is too expensive (all the stores are), I am unemployed and a fulltime student and we are atttempting to live on my DH's retirement. Anytime I can get a good bargain be it TP, PT, Klennex, beef, veggies, sheets, dish towels, birdseed, chicken feed, goat feed, etc, I go for it if I can afford it. I could not afford to not order 20 pkgs. Hoarding? Not me. Stocking up? You bet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    You guys are killing me here. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Can you believe this run on blades and how much time, energy, money has been spent? I can only imagine.

    Poor HF clerks and god help any carpet cutters who actually use these.

    I have the best time reading about our little jaunts to get them or order them.

    As far as how many blades one buys? I live in the country, no HF for over 250 miles, JA's is 65 miles, WM is too expensive (all the stores are), I am unemployed and a fulltime student and we are atttempting to live on my DH's retirement. Anytime I can get a good bargain be it TP, PT, Klennex, beef, veggies, sheets, dish towels, birdseed, chicken feed, goat feed, etc, I go for it if I can afford it. I could not afford to not order 20 pkgs. Hoarding? Not me. Stocking up? You bet?
    Well if we're killing ya, can I have your 20 pkg of blades? LOLOL!!!!!!! ;-) ;) :wink:

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    Lol you girls are so funny. I went back to HF and got 2 pkgs,but they were no longer 98cents. Now $1.99.
    So I have enough to keep me cutting blocks,etc.

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    Hardware store chronicles.....I have always said that in this county if a woman wants a peaceful place to meditate with out be bothered by salespersons all she has to do is go to the local(locally owned) hardware store. Once I made the mistake of trying to get an answer to a question about a heater and was asked if I was looking for my husband. Uh no, I don't own one but I need a new space heater....oh I am a smart ass ( which is better than being a dumb ass I guess) The last time I was in there they had hired a female type clerk...you could tell the men were confused as when she asked one a perfectly sensible question about a tool the man turned it into a remark about the size of his reproductive organ....she and I shared a moment of raised eyebrow contempt...seems he thought the "hardware" sign out side referred to his own personal handy dandy tool, not the one sitting on the shelves... Contrast that to my foray into a chain hardware store, I was looking for a new ballcock assembly for my toilet...ripe with opportunity for double meanings...I was taken to the plumbing aisle and efficiently helped to find one that would work for me with competent instructions on how to install it and no...well you get it. It seems that the men who worked there were used to seeing women in the aisles and so were conditioned to responding appropriately. Sigh... would that we had a hardware store like that here, unfortunately the nearest one is over a hundred miles away over the mountain.

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    OMGosh, DeEtta, I LOVE your avatar quilt, may I ask where you got the pattern?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeEtta
    Can these blades be used in your regular cutter or do you have to also get the carpet cutter from Freight Habor to use them in? We have a Freight Habor about 30 miles from here but I haven't been able to make it there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squilter
    OMGosh, DeEtta, I LOVE your avatar quilt, may I ask where you got the pattern?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeEtta
    Can these blades be used in your regular cutter or do you have to also get the carpet cutter from Freight Habor to use them in? We have a Freight Habor about 30 miles from here but I haven't been able to make it there yet.
    I just pulled out that pattern from my box of "quilts to do"
    I got it from a magazine. That's a coincidence that you drew my attention to it today. In case DeEtta doesn't answer ... it's from Quiltmaker #129 Sept/Oct 2009. I love it too. It's labeled Intermediate.

    8-)

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    A study was done in one big box DIY store a bit more than a decade ago (the orange one, I do believe) and it was found that about 51 percent of the people who shopped there were women. I bet you can guess why -- loads of fodder for updating, painting, building, carpet and flooring, etc. -- all stuff to add to their own to do list, or to someone else's (which my wife loves doing to me...lol)

    I am truly surprised you didn't find the store manager and report that incident as it is certainly something they would act on right away. Coming from a customer carries a powerful message.

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    guess where i went over the weekend....hf in dillion s.c....i bought all they had...18 packs...and they were $1.99.
    was in n.c. visiting family and asked honey to go to s.c. promised i would be quick just run in and out well.....$171 later we left...i only spent $36 and he didn't want to stop !!!lol next time i will leave him home. !!!!

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    Way to Go!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    I just hope our run on these babies don't make them decided they are their next gold mine and raise the price! :D
    Price has already gone up -- $1.99 instead of $1,.49

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Y'all watch the price is gonna go up on these blades because they are in such high demand right now.
    Went by tonight and they were out, but price marked was $1.99. Up .50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotski
    guess where i went over the weekend....hf in dillion s.c....i bought all they had...18 packs...and they were $1.99.
    was in n.c. visiting family and asked honey to go to s.c. promised i would be quick just run in and out well.....$171 later we left...i only spent $36 and he didn't want to stop !!!lol next time i will leave him home. !!!!
    Can you blame him?? It's in the DNA. Even if he never uses them. Not unlike women in quilt or thrift stores. We think "I can do something with that I just know it" and it sits in our "stash" just like the garage except what we buy is consumable and thus continues to give us an excuse to buy/replace it.

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    Okay gang, I went to the 2nd HF in my area and the blades were all gone!!! I guess I will need to make a pit stop every once in awhile to check when they are back in stock. Yes, they went up 50 cents a pack too!!!

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    I am sure they will continue to go up in price for awhile. I have been check 3 different states for awhile now.

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    My DD went to HF in her town and found me a cutter and blades - WOOOHOOOO!!! I will not mention the town in case it is one that any of you live in - LOL Very nice daughter!

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    The Ladies at MY Harbor Freight told me the day they receive shipment and also the best time to come in - while they are stocking. Perhaps you can ask at your HF for information.

    When the get to $1.50 per blade, they will be too high to purchase because that is the price jHittle charges.

    He is now offering 100 blades for about $139. I suggest that if you want them at this price, and not have to pay postage, that some of you pool your orders, one person order the 100 blades, that come packaged (sealed) in sets of 10. I still have 4 sets from the last time I ordered but I did not buy 100 blades, I bought some other items and paid $1.49 per blade at that time.

    I would be willing to order and then split the order and send them you if you PM me to let me know your interest. That is - if and when Harbor Freight blades either are no longer available or go above Hittle's price.


    Something to think about.

    June

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    I bought the blades from my local Harbor Freight and I hate them. I bought the carpet cutter first and someone had stolen the extra blades out of the package.

    I went back a couple of days later as they were expecting a shipment of the blades and picked up 3 packages (they only received 3) and exchanged the carpet cutter.

    I used the blade in the carpet cutter first. There was only 1 extra blade, so thought someone had stolen the other. It skipped like crazy. I had to go over the edge 4 - 5 times in order for it to cut 2 pieces of material.

    I exchanged the blade, thinking maybe someone had also put an old blade in the package when they stole the original.
    I used a brand new package and it did the same thing. I don't know if I am having a run of bad luck or what, but I'll keep to the other blades for now.

    Although these are a lot cheaper, I don't want to waste any more fabric!

    Hope everyone else has better luck than I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I bought the blades from my local Harbor Freight and I hate them. I bought the carpet cutter first and someone had stolen the extra blades out of the package.

    I went back a couple of days later as they were expecting a shipment of the blades and picked up 3 packages (they only received 3) and exchanged the carpet cutter.

    I used the blade in the carpet cutter first. There was only 1 extra blade, so thought someone had stolen the other. It skipped like crazy. I had to go over the edge 4 - 5 times in order for it to cut 2 pieces of material.

    I exchanged the blade, thinking maybe someone had also put an old blade in the package when they stole the original.
    I used a brand new package and it did the same thing. I don't know if I am having a run of bad luck or what, but I'll keep to the other blades for now.

    Although these are a lot cheaper, I don't want to waste any more fabric!

    Hope everyone else has better luck than I did!
    I just purchased the blades and cutters yesterday at our local HF. I haven't had a chance to try them yet. I am hoping I didn't waste the money as I purchased some for my sister and myself. Our local store doesn't expect to get many on their next shipment either and they never know what will be sent. Until recently these were not high volume items in our store.

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    I got theses blades and they work good. Will see how long they last. Also in some flyers such as "Mr Thrifty " thru the mail there may be a HF ad with 20% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I bought the blades from my local Harbor Freight and I hate them. I bought the carpet cutter first and someone had stolen the extra blades out of the package.

    I went back a couple of days later as they were expecting a shipment of the blades and picked up 3 packages (they only received 3) and exchanged the carpet cutter.

    I used the blade in the carpet cutter first. There was only 1 extra blade, so thought someone had stolen the other. It skipped like crazy. I had to go over the edge 4 - 5 times in order for it to cut 2 pieces of material.

    I exchanged the blade, thinking maybe someone had also put an old blade in the package when they stole the original.
    I used a brand new package and it did the same thing. I don't know if I am having a run of bad luck or what, but I'll keep to the other blades for now.

    Although these are a lot cheaper, I don't want to waste any more fabric!

    Hope everyone else has better luck than I did!
    After just replying to your message here I decided I should right away test my blades. So I put one in my cutter and did some test on some scraps. I was able to cut 18" strips that were 6 layers thick without a problem. Nice and sooth. So smooth that I wasn't watching and cut right through a longer fingernail. I hope that you can find blades that work better for you. I have to wonder if it was just a bad bunch. I also have to wonder with HF sometimes it things like this might be seconds of some kind. For now the blades I have are working great. Good luck!

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