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Thread: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades

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    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?

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    I have been using them and I have had no problems. Mine cut the fabric like as if it was butter.

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    My experience is the same as yours. I had to saw back and forth for them to cut.

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    I wondered how well they worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have been using them and I have had no problems. Mine cut the fabric like as if it was butter.
    Ditto here!

    I've been very pleased with the blades I've purchased.

    Might I make a comment, to please be sure to clean all of your cutter and the blades from the oil they come packaged in. Also try to turn the blade around to see if there is a difference.

    Pam M

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have been using them and I have had no problems. Mine cut the fabric like as if it was butter.
    I agree with cjomomma. I just now bought some after hearing so much about them. So far so good. Marilyn

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    No problems here with them.

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    All mine have worked as good as Olfa blades. Sorry you got a bad package...

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    Mine have all been just fine.

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    My several packages have been just fine. I have 10 packages in my supply box.

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    I agree, I don't think they are quite as sharp. Or at least they don't last as long. I have a big supply, so I'm not going to worry how often I have to change them.

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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?
    I have had no problems cutting with them at all...love harbor freight blades..:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have been using them and I have had no problems. Mine cut the fabric like as if it was butter.
    Same here. Two come in a package and both have been very sharp.

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    I also don't think they are as sharp as the ofla blades and don't stay sharp as long either. Just my opinion. But are a good backup.

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    I've had no problems cutting with them.

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    I haven't had any problems with them, they are great, and for that price you can change them often. Sherry

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    Make sure you have put only one blade in your cutter, I have had students have problems with their cutter and found out that they had not slid the two blades apart and had two in the rotary cutter. Just a thought. Sherry

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    Hi Featherweight Beth, I love your barjello quilt, how striking. Sherry

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherryF
    Hi Featherweight Beth, I love your barjello quilt, how striking. Sherry
    Thank You Sherry, It is called Radiating Diamonds. :)

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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?
    Same here plus I needed to wash the blade first because it was oily. Bought a large supply, need to see how the other behave, it may had been a bad blade...lets hope.

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    I havent had any troubles with them. One package I had bought one of the blades had a nick in it so I tossed it but only saw the nick after I tried to cut some fabric. So as I was putting it back into the packaging so that I could tape it up really good to put into the sharps container, stupid blade came through the cardboard and cut my thumb so be careful with them. But that is the only blade I have had trouble with.

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    the 1st couple of blades from Harbor Freight didn't cut so well. But I've had no problems withe the remaining blades I purchased.

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    Still using mine from months ago still sharp and cuts like butter!

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    I've had no problems!

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    My sister gave me some and they do not cut as easily and I have to push down way harder. I will not be using them when I run out. I have used several in the past few mths all dull and not so good.

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