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Thread: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades

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    Junior Member Gramily's Avatar
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    sadly the HF closest to me doesn't sell the blades.

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    No problem with mine....they are just as good or better than the Ofla's.

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    You can order them on line from Harbor Frieght under Carpet Blades

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    Very happy with the ones I bought.

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    I bought a bunch of packs when everyone was first talking about them but had other blades and never opened them. I just opened the first pack tonight and the blade works great. So I give them a :thumbup: on my small sample of 1 blade. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie
    What do you think of them. They don't seem that sharp to me?Right from the "get go" I had to press harder than usual and many times I have to go over and over to get fabric completely cut. Am I the only who has had trouble?
    So many people have purchased the Harbor Freight carpet blades and loved them (as I do) that I'm always amazed at the quilters who have a problem with them. However, I have also noticed that sometimes the problem is because the blades are packed two to a package and they stick together if both are placed in the rotary cutter. Could this be your problem? Belles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramily
    sadly the HF closest to me doesn't sell the blades.
    did you look in the carpet cutting department..

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    I just got some and used a new one at our guild. It was like a hot knife cutting thru butter. Don't forget to wipe off your cutter before replacing the blade. Hope it works out for you as the price can't be beat. Happy quilting. :-D

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    Happy St Patty's day to.
    From one Irishman to another
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfbrazell
    Happy St Patty's day to.
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    back to you..

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    I have checked every suggestion given. The blades work great....
    The main problem is after 1 or 2 cuts the nut that holds the blade in position loosens. I have tried them in both of my rotary cutters and the same thing happens. I cannot find information on either of the cutters as to rather they are 45 or 60 %. What are you ladies using?

    Thanks for all your help.

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    This man is using the 45's and they work Great

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    I have had no problem with them..other than finding them at our Harbor Freight..DH found them a couple weeks ago and grabbed a handful..the clerk said "the quilters are not going to like you" to which he responded."how else do you think my wife is going to use these"...clerk said "aahhh".

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    No problems here with them.

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    How much are these blades?

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    I love my Harbor Freight blades. I paid $1.49 per pack (2 in a pack) in the store recently. They didn't have them in stock for a long time, but finally there they were. I got 10 packages which should last a long time.

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    Thanks for the info, I have a HF store near by, I will let you know how they work too!

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    I wrote the original note. But for some reason the blade works great now. I wonder if they are not as sharp and I was using the pressure I needed for the Olfa blades. And now I;ve adjusted to the blade or the blade had to wear in? I can't figure it out. LOL I paid freight charges so they cost about $2.22 per blade which is still cheaper than the Olfa. Will keep you posted.

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    I thought the same thing DH said all in my mind glad to know you have joined me there.

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    If your mat needs replaced, it will make it necessary to "saw" back&forth w/your blade regardless who made it!

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    My first one had some kind of burr on it so threw it away and took out the other one. I have used it since last Oct.---finally replaced it the other day.
    I was at a quilt shop the other day and commented about how long this one had lasted me. The owner said be careful they will ruin your mat??? She said if you really press down to cut that will ruin it? So far I haven't had a problem and my mat looks as good as new but I don't have to press hard because the blade cuts like butter.

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    I didn't even know they carried them. I'm heading over there today. At that price it is certainly worth a try!!!

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    I was having that problem until I found out I had inadvertantly put my rotary cutter back together in the wrong order just in case: the blade goes between the handle and the black thingy bobber ... and the blades come two to a pack - - you may have put both into your cutter - - I have read a number of quilters warning of this phenomenon ... once I got the cutter put back together correctly, I have become concerned that I will never have to use another blade!

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