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    Exclamation Harbor Frieght

    I need to replace my rotary blades so I decided to try Harbor Freight. I have read about the rotary blades people find there. The clerk thought I had lost my mind and had no idea what I was talking about so I decided to go to their online store. Then I had no idea what packaging I was looking for. Can someone post me a picture? Or tell me what they call their blades?

    Also Please, how do I search for something on the site? I am sure the info is here some place I just don't know how to find it.

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    Go in the store and ask where the carpet tool are (for laying carpet!). My store is in the back isle at the middle of The store.

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    Thanks!!!!!

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    i found it easier to just order on line ......most times when i go to store they are out...[hour away]

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    they're the carpet cutter blades. they work pretty good, considering the price. not as sharp as real quilting blades (I prefer Olfa) but the price is right (about $2.00) and they come 2 to a package

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    I like them, in fact just put new one in today! Works great!

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    I am not particularly picky, but with the ones that I have, I've noticed that they are not as sharp as the Olfa ones.

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    I bough some of these and ended up tossing them out. I don't know if I just got a bad batch but they were terribly dull and more "gnawed" their way through the fabric instead of cutting. I stick with Olfa now.

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    I have gotten the occasional dull blade, but at less than a dollar I just put in another.
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    I can't imagine having a store with employees that do not know the products. Just saying round sharp blade should be enough for any of the sale staff to think, hey we have round blades in this section over here.
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    The first time I went to HF, and asked for carpet cutter blades the nice clerk sent me to the power saw blades dept. LOL I just wandered around until I found what I wanted. The clerk then told me that they wouldn't work if I was going to be using a power tool. She must have been use to men wanting everything to be POWER.
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    To Grannie & Bellaboo,
    To work in a store like Harbor Freight you are better off to not know anything about what they carry. They do not hire people for their brain power or knowledge.

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    All the ones I bought were garbage. Couldnt even use one of the ten I bought!

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    I must have purchased a bad lot too. I did not like them at all. I was unable to cut my fabric with them.I use olfa...or whatever else is in joanns that I can get with a coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    All the ones I bought were garbage. Couldnt even use one of the ten I bought!
    Same with me--bought 5 pks and would have been quicker just tossing my money in garbage can!

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    I've bought many of these over the past three or four years and have never gotten a dud. They're always very sharp and last a long time (until that inevitable nick due to my carelessness). Maybe I've been lucky and have gotten good batches, but even if there was an occasional one that wasn't up to par I'd just toss it without a thought because of the price.

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    I have not had good luck with the blades from HF, darn. However, I have found other useful things such as magnetic bowls for holding bobbins, pins, etc. by the longarm frame, tool case tote with wheels for hauling my sewing machine to classes, etc. Caution: the HF store I go to has a very strong smell apparently emanating from some of their chemical products. I keep my time inside the store to a minimum.

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    Sorry to say, but the last blades I bought at Harbor Freight would not cut! Guess you get what you pay for!!LOL

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    They are in most of their stores in the carpet cutting section...They have many floor and carpet tools in the area...However I bought a lot of them and find they are not very good...I know many people rave about them but I have not been too happy with them...

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    They are in the carpet cutting tools section, 2 in a package ,yellow package.
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    thanks for the question for clarification and thanks to lauriejo for the picture

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    Ask for carpet cutting or rug cutting blades. Someone already pointed out that there are two blades in each packet; be sure to only put one in your rotary cutter. They kind of stick together and using two makes the whole setup not work. I find these blades to be a good value but have friends that haven't had luck with them. If you can get to a Harbor Freight store it's a great place to browse and see things that work well for quilters at great prices.

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    They dont stay sharp as long as the others, but for the price, they hold up really well. I have used them for a lot of pr. pojects, but if I have something I want cut precisely I use the others and don't leave them in the package too long as the oil will dry out and they are worthless

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    Yeah!! I thought it was my cutter....glad to find out I'm not the only one with blade issues from HF. I have an Olfa blade in my secondary cutter that works great. Brand new HF blades skip horribly, and I had to push so hard to get it to cut. HF is a fun store, but wouldn't buy those again.

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