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Thread: I bought 40 Olfa blades!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    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:

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    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!

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    I saw that post. I have no idea what those stores are, never heard of them. Still think I got a good deal, that's about $1.60 per blade.

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    The original post is named "Rotor Blades". Sorry, but I don't know how to add the link to it in this message. Use the "Search" feature above to find it.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I saw that post. I have no idea what those stores are, never heard of them. Still think I got a good deal, that's about $1.60 per blade.
    They're a chain store. Sort of like a discount hardware store. We've got 2 locally here.

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    They're $1.49 for 2 blades at Harbor Freight. They're called rotary carpet blades.

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    I'm going to have to check that out. Harbor Freight has coupons to get these really cool little LED flashlights for free and getting some new rotary cutting blades will give me a reason to be in a tool store! :lol:

    Pam, I bet you didn't figure you were going to win both of the auctions! For sure you will be all set for a lifetime! :D

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    I got mine at Harbor Freight for $1.49 plus tax a package and two blades per.

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    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

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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
    We live and learn. but look on the bright side you want have to buy for a long time.

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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
    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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    And uh... thanks for pointing out that I paid too much. :-P
    You got a great value. Olfa blades are quality blades. I would certainly not pass them up for HF blades just to save a few dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I saw that post. I have no idea what those stores are, never heard of them. Still think I got a good deal, that's about $1.60 per blade.
    You got a GREAT deal...olfa 2 packs here are anywhere from 12.00 and up depending if it's walmart or lqs!

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    No... that's a Great Deal and a quality product, I have a nearby Harbor Freight and will stop in one day to check them out, maybe some in stock, bet their buyers flippin out, and the carpet guys too, wondering what just happened!! :) Have a couple still in the package so no need to shop. mine are 28mm think the ones above are 45mm
    Happy Quilting :)

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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!
    The ones at Harbor Freight are called carpet blades.

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    You got a great DEAL!. especially for Olfa blades. We could spend our entire day looking for that better deal here on line. But I myself prefer to get some quilting done instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    There are 2 stores within an hour of me, but ordered a catalog. Harbor Freight will wonder why the run on rotary cutter blades. Couldn't find them on their website.

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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
    $1.60 a blade is hardly overpaying. especially since no one knows yet how well the harbor freight carpet blades hold up. or even what cutters they fit. from what i read in that post, i seem to recall that there was only one cutter that was tested so far.

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    I bought some HF blades on Thursday I think I have been using them since and so far they have not hurt my mat (I used and old mat just in case) They seem to be holding up well Our store here is new and not many people shop there yet so they had a lot of blades in stock. I have tried them in all three of my cutters the Olfa, Fiskars, and the Martelli they seem to fit in all three

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    thanks for answering. for the future, that's good to know.

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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:
    I just bought blades from Harbor Freight - pkg of 2 for $1.45 plus tax, fit my 45 mm Olfa handle just fine, and they ae every bit as sharp as an Olfa. Liked them so well, went back and bought 10 packages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    And uh... thanks for pointing out that I paid too much. :-P
    You got a great value. Olfa blades are quality blades. I would certainly not pass them up for HF blades just to save a few dollars.
    I so agree. And look at this way...HF blades may not be available for God knows how long, what with everyone ordering from them. You know Olfa blades are good. I did the same thing 2 yrs ago and still have blades out the wazoo.
    :wink:

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    buying excellent quality name brand equipment is an investment. no matter how much blades go up in price, pam has her price locked in.

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    Sounds like you got a better deal, everyone knows the quality of the olfa blades. HF specializes in cheap quality imported tools.

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