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    Is it true that the rotary blades from Harbor Freight are ok to use just ar good as the ownes you get at Joannes? I am going there Wednesday and thought I would pick some up. Thanks for in info. Jean

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    I ordered a bunch of them--no problems at all.

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    Be sure to ask for carpet cuter blade. They are great!!!

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    They don't work well for me. I must have a bad batch. They've all gone dull or skippy after just a few cuts (or in one case, no cuts at all).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean knapp
    Is it true that the rotary blades from Harbor Freight are ok to use just ar good as the ownes you get at Joannes? I am going there Wednesday and thought I would pick some up. Thanks for in info. Jean
    YEP!!! They are GREAT!! And even with shipping & everything (I had to order over the website because my local HF store can't get them fast enough) they are only about $1.50 a blade.

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    sorry...slow computer, twitchy finger!! LOL

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    They work fine except once in a while there will be a bad one in the package. For the price, I can't complain.

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    so far, I have had good luck with these blades...they may dull a tiny bit faster, but not by much.

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    I've been using them for quitea while. I think they are well worth the price ...2 in a pack for 2 dollars. sometimes they are on ale for 1.49. I feel they are sharper and last longer and when they start to skip I do not think twice about poppin another in, whereas with the brand name expensive one . I will struggle until I am close to tearing my hair out. we all like to save $$.

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    Hummmmm are they just called "rotary blades" in the catalog... my DH has that book around here all the time.. will have to check it out!! They just opened one somewhere around here, so maybe i'll take the ride with him someday!!!

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    I have had no problems with them in my rotary cutters. No skipping or anything. Sometimes that happens if there are two blades in by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by great aunt jacqui
    I've been using them for quitea while. I think they are well worth the price ...2 in a pack for 2 dollars. sometimes they are on ale for 1.49. I feel they are sharper and last longer and when they start to skip I do not think twice about poppin another in, whereas with the brand name expensive one . I will struggle until I am close to tearing my hair out. we all like to save $$.
    But mine skipped right out of the pkg (for one) and after about half a quilt worth (lap size quilt) of cutting for the other. On the other hand, I had cut at least 5 lap quilts plus other small projects with the old fiskars one I had in my cutter.

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    Maybe if harbor freight was local for me I'd be more willing to keep trying but it's an hour away and not anywhere near any shops that I usually go to.

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    They're very good, or the ones I've had have been.

    My daughter asked if there was anything I wanted I couldn't get around here, and I told her Harbor Freight blades.

    They came today, 10 packages of 2 each!!! Love them!!

    And I have the best kids, they actually listen to me!

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    One pack I got looked like it had been opened and taped shut. But it still cut quite a few pieces before giving me grief.

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    One pack I got looked like it had been opened and taped shut. But it still cut quite a few pieces before giving me grief.

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    I haven't had any problems, seem to be just as sharp and last as long as the "name brand" blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
    Hummmmm are they just called "rotary blades" in the catalog... my DH has that book around here all the time.. will have to check it out!! They just opened one somewhere around here, so maybe i'll take the ride with him someday!!!
    If no one has answered this for you yet, they are NOT Rotary Blades. They are 'Carpet Blades' for their carpet cutters. 2 in a package and 3 in with the carpet cutter handle. For the price I can toss 3 if they don't last as long and use the 4th forever. I bought 10 packages a few months ago and I am still working on the second package I opened. I dropped my cutter and put a nick in one right after putting it in the cutter, but didn't feel bad tossing it....

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    I haven't tried them yet. Having a friend come visit and that is one of our stops while she is here to stock up.

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    I have ordered them and love them. I have had no problems.

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    I just picked up two packages to try, but haven't used them yet. I'll buy more if these turn out to be good.

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    they are "carpet cutter blades".

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    I love the ones I bought. No problems at all!

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    I got a bunch and they are just fine - only cheaper than Jo anns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean knapp
    Is it true that the rotary blades from Harbor Freight are ok to use just ar good as the ownes you get at Joannes? I am going there Wednesday and thought I would pick some up. Thanks for in info. Jean
    Yes Jean they are fine to use I bought about 10 pkgs at $1.98 each compaired to $4.98 at Walmart.

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