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    Harbor Freight Rotary Blades

    Have any of you anywhere in the U.S. had problems recently with the Harbor Freight blades?

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    Haven't bought any recently, but I was disappointed in the ones I bought last year.
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    They are gaaaaaaaarbage!

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    I got a few problem ones. But at less than a buck a piece I am not gonna complain. I just use the bad ones for cutting paper.
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    Mine were fine- no complaints here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1rottendog View Post
    Have any of you anywhere in the U.S. had problems recently with the Harbor Freight blades?
    I've had a few duds, but for the price, I don't care.
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    I go on ebay and get the olfa for less than 1/2 price of what they cost at Joanns so I don't bother with Harbor Freight, I did buy my magnetic bars there. For $5.00, they hold all my scissors, and other things that seems to have little feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    I've had a few duds, but for the price, I don't care.
    Same with me. Ocasionally get a bad one. Way cheaper the Olif nad just as good. Infact my Quilting group tied them and are now using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1rottendog View Post
    Have any of you anywhere in the U.S. had problems recently with the Harbor Freight blades?
    I recently for the first time bought a pack of two and was very disappointed. Gave me fits, so I put my old blades back in the cutter and its funny how well they worked (comparatively speaking that is.) From the comments here it sounds as though sometimes you get good ones and sometimes not. I am taking mine back and will try another pack. If they don't work I'll take them back too.
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    I bought some almost a year ago based on other people at my guild that they worked great. Well I ordered like 6 packages and they were horrible even with a new mat they skipped so I use them to cut paper will never purchase again!
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    I've never had a problem and I order 10 packs at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    They are gaaaaaaaarbage!

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    I have never had a problem with them and think they stay sharper longer than Olfa blades.

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    Used to love them. Only an occasional baddie. Last year I bought 5 packs and all were so bad!!
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    I've given up on them. I've given up on all blades except Martelli's. They are better than any blade I've ever used, including Gingher's.
    I order them thru Amazon.com at a better price than I've seen elsewhere.

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    I didn't know that Harbor Freight sold rotary blades. Will have to check them out. Thanks!

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    Count me in with those who have a dud every now and then. They're so much cheaper that I can toss that one and put in another. The good ones work great - I'll buy more.

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    Just put a new HF blade on and no problem. I was replacing another HF blade that worked great for months, so no complaints from me about them.

    There must be some quality control issues given the inconsistent experiences reported here.
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    I haven't purchased from them but was considering it, now I will keep reading this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Used to love them. Only an occasional baddie. Last year I bought 5 packs and all were so bad!!
    5 mos. ago I bought 5 pks--EVERY ONE WAS BAD! Taught me a 'wasteful' lesson...never again. Garbage.

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    When I finally found them in stock I bought 3 packs. Every one of them just chewed up the fabric. Total waste of money!! I will use coupons or order brand names from Amazon.

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