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Thread: I bought 40 Olfa blades!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I did want to win both of them. Tired of buying blades and I wanted to get a good supply.

    And uh... thanks for pointing out that I paid too much. :-P
    LOL I wouldn't feel too badly Pam, Everyone is buying those blades like crazy but I have yet to hear a report if they last as long, work as well and don't damage self healing mats because they are made to cut carpet. Seems our little QB run on the store made them out of stock on line and almost all locations. They are currently on backorder. I'm not dissing a good deal if these blades are in fact a good deal. But if they don't last as long or damage the self healing mats you may not have paid too much after all :wink:
    my thoughts exactly. only time will tell.

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    I purchased 40 blades on eBay about a year ago, it was $44 +S&H. I always get my blades that way, they are so much cheaper and with a big stock on hand I don't hesitate to get a fresh blade out so less accidents.

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    Good grief, what a deal! I pay approx. $9/Cdn for one blade if it's not on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou
    They're $1.49 for 2 blades at Harbor Freight. They're called rotary carpet blades.
    Wow! I never would have thought. That makes them about 75 cents apiece. We have Harbour Freight nearby, I will have to give them a try. Thanks MaggieLou :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    The ones I got at HF are the large ones for my Sullivan rotary cutter. They didn't have but the one size. It will be worth it as you say, if there aren't any damages nor will last a while. Hopefully!

    Blessings, Ruth

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    Great info (as always...), Pittsbugpam: you still paid less than I have been paying...for YEARS :) So good for you!!! :) :) Smile

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    I stock up on eBay, too. I did go to my local Harbor Freight, but they did not have any blades.

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    Harborbor Freight and Tools is very big and I bought 10 pkgs. on Saturday, thanks for sharing that they carry them. 2 per pkg. at $1.49each.

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    Darn - my husband just got a catalog from HFreight and I tossed it! I'll look at the next one that comes in. That's a good deal on blades.

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    Look at Harbor Freight in the Carpet Tool section. They may be sold out because the quilters discovered them and are buying all they have in stock before they raise the price on us. I checked online and they were already out of stock online.
    Cathy

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    Thats a great deal, don't feel bad cause you think you didn't cause you did, you got quality blades. I wonder do the HF blades last any length of time? I am so hard on blades, I have one of those sharpeners and love it, but they are not as sharp as new. But my blades were pretty bad and I can use them again without any skipping. Its great.

    Rita

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    I've never seen rotary carpet blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    My current blade is getting a little worn and I think I only have one new one left so I went shopping on eBAY and bid on 2 auctions for 20 blades each. I won both of them and got 40 blades for a total of $64.05!!!

    That ought to keep me in stitches for a long time! :lol:
    My curiosity is piqued. I wonder if they are packaged as Olfa blades or someone is selling the HF blades on E-bay. Will you let us know how they are packaged when you receive them?

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    Oh....
    So now I know who bids against me on ebay! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I did want to win both of them. Tired of buying blades and I wanted to get a good supply.

    And uh... thanks for pointing out that I paid too much. :-P
    I think you got a great deal.

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    I went to Harbor Freight yesterday to get some blades and they were totally sold out! My BFF was over there last week and got some. I figured the Tulsa Quilters hit them hard over the weekend!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    Someone on here said they get theirs at Harbor Freight or Northern Tools and they were much less expensive. I've looked for the post but I can't get it back. Evidently they use them for installing carpet or something. My DH looked at Harbor Freight and said he couldn't find them. Hope she sees this post!
    My husband got me 2 packages *4* blades at Harbor Freight for $1.49 each package. I tested them out yesterday and they worked just fine and didn't do any damage to my cutting board. I believe they are the same blades that we pay over $8.00 for in out local quilt shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic

    LOL I wouldn't feel too badly Pam, Everyone is buying those blades like crazy but I have yet to hear a report if they last as long, work as well and don't damage self healing mats because they are made to cut carpet. Seems our little QB run on the store made them out of stock on line and almost all locations. They are currently on backorder. I'm not dissing a good deal if these blades are in fact a good deal. But if they don't last as long or damage the self healing mats you may not have paid too much after all :wink:
    I did try mine out didn't even leave any kind of mark on the selfhealing cutting mats. Of course I don't know how long they will last just put it in my cutter yesterday. In Oregon we don't have sales tax so even a better deal for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I've never seen rotary carpet blades.
    They are packaged on a cardboard with what I call shrink wrap around them. The blades themselves look just exactly as the blades we get at quilt shops. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    Someone on here said they get theirs at Harbor Freight or Northern Tools and they were much less expensive. I've looked for the post but I can't get it back. Evidently they use them for installing carpet or something. My DH looked at Harbor Freight and said he couldn't find them. Hope she sees this post!
    They are at Harbor Freight tools and are called Replacement Carpet cutter blades. you get 2 for between $1.19 to$1.49. depending what state you are in it seems.

    Great buy on the Olfa blades by the way.. :XD:

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    Does anyone know if the Gingher Rotary cutter can only use Ginger blades? Thanks!

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    I am so excited, I found a Harbor Freight in Raleigh,NC! yeah!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marygrether
    I am so excited, I found a Harbor Freight in Raleigh,NC! yeah!!
    Is there anything more fun than a woman in a hardware store?!?! My husband used to think it was hilarious when he said he was going to a hardware store and I said, "Wait for me!!!" I bought a wood chisel and he made me an oak block for cutting buttonholes open; much cheaper than the ones sold in fabric stores. I haven't had one of their catalogs since my husband passed away; I just ordered one.

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    Just found a Harbor Freight where my stepdaughter lives. Never heard of them before...but will go there next time we are home..... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdebbe
    Does anyone know if the Gingher Rotary cutter can only use Ginger blades? Thanks!
    I have some of the HF Blades and a gingher cutter. The don't work as far as I can tell. The blade in the gingher cutter are about half the size and are screwed in where the Olfa and HF blades lay in.
    Judy
    PS if anybody knows a good place to get gingher rotary blades please let me know too.

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