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Thread: HF blades

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    I am wondering if any of you have tried the blades you recently purchased and how do you like them? Are they as good as the Olfa blades?

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    No, not as good as Olfa but at 75 cents each, you don't mind replacing them. Blade sharpeners have never helped my older blades.

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    I bought a blade sharpener that was a total waste of money. Got it at Joann's can't think of the name, maybe Dritz. It's blue and now in the trash :D

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    Can some one Please post a pic of these Blades Please I was at HF and no blades it would help to know what to look for.
    Thank you 8-)

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    I purchased three and used it for 5 cuts and went back to my old Olfa 60. You have to push too hard. My thoughts.

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    I just purchased HF blades last week and have been using one of them this week. I think they are great so far. I cut some fleece and it worked very well. Will be interesting to see how long they last. They certainly are cheaper!!!

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    For .75 a piece, it is well worth it! I have 2 of the blades, and they work fine! So far I have cut 120 5" squares for a rag quilt, and no problems, or effort into cutting!

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    Blade sharpeners won't work if you sharpen a dull blade. They are meant to be used to keep a sharp blade sharp. I bought the Grace Company True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener and it works great. I sharpen my blade before I use it for the day and I haven't changed blades in six months so far. No sharpener will take out a nick so be careful about pins.

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    go to www.harborfreight.com and click on carpet cutting blades. 2 in pkg. for $1.49.

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    The blades are in the carpet installation section at my HF.

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    Where were they located in the store -like close to...what?

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    I think that our HF had a sign over the section that said "Carpet Installation Supplies" or something like that. I only got one package of blades and haven't tried them yet.

    Sue

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    Here is where to order, at present time they are on back order til Oct.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I bought a blade sharpener that was a total waste of money. Got it at Joann's can't think of the name, maybe Dritz. It's blue and now in the trash :D
    I have the same one!! What a waste of money that was!! :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    Where were they located in the store -like close to...what?
    at my store they where in the section markeed Carpet Instillation

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    I have the same one too - I thought that maybe I was not doing something right!

    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I bought a blade sharpener that was a total waste of money. Got it at Joann's can't think of the name, maybe Dritz. It's blue and now in the trash :D
    I have the same one!! What a waste of money that was!! :evil:

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    I wondered if anyone has tried this sharpener... good information. Thanks

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