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Thread: New Rotary Blades - do not throw out your old ones- trade them in.

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    New Rotary Blades - do not throw out your old ones- trade them in.

    Yes this is true, you might want to check out the following website, like I did...... and found out that I should be saving up my used dull blades and for a small price I received ten brand new Olfa blades.

    I sent them my old 10 blades and received in the mail a brand new package of Olfa blades for a small fee, and in the USA you get free shipping.

    http://www.lpsharp.com/

    I also found that by dabbing a bit of sewing machine oil on my blades they don't wear out so quickly.

    I am not affiliated with this company, a fellow quilter told me about it sometime ago, and thought it was time I shared with you all.
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    Well, I actually save my old blades, and I like the idea of recycling them. I will have to figure out how to do this. Thanks... I did go read their website, and they seem to prefer that you know what kind of blades you are sending. Mine are all mixed together, even the Harbor Freight ones. That may be a problem. Got to read it more carefully....

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    This is a great link. Thanks for posting this. I have a bunch of blades that I haven't felt good about throwing out. I would much rather recycle them.

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    Bookmarked it. Thanks

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    Thanks for the link! It would be great to be able to get some value from the dull blades, but I just went to the site... and for Olfa blades it about the same as when I buy from JoAnn's with a coupon or on sale.
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    Thanks for sharing. I'd rather recycle my old blades instead of throwing them out.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    I put all my throw away blades in small metal tin and when I go to the Dr. for my yearly exam I take the tin and empty it in the used needle box at his office. Since I've been using my Go and using a blade sharpener to keep the rotary blade sharp, I only have two blades in the tin since from last April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Well, I actually save my old blades, and I like the idea of recycling them. I will have to figure out how to do this. Thanks... I did go read their website, and they seem to prefer that you know what kind of blades you are sending. Mine are all mixed together, even the Harbor Freight ones. That may be a problem. Got to read it more carefully....

    Dina

    I would put the old blades between some very sturdy cardboard layers and tape the sides. Great thread! I need to check this out too! I am sure the US mail will ask about the contents of the mailer.

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    Thank you for sharing!
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    Mm... there is nothing about recycling blades on that web page. It's just a page selling blades.
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    Thank u for the info..

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    $3.00 for a blade is pretty decent, I think. But I have been using Gingher blades and LOVE them!!! They last me about 3 times as long as Olfas last me. Now, I'm talking about me. Maybe they don't last that long for anyone else, but they do for me and I'm amazed and won't go back even for $3.00 a blade, which I think is a bargain! I tried Harbor Freight blades and I didn't care for them. They reminded me of my blades after they had been used for months. And again, that's just me.

    I figured out you get what you pay for. My MIL is very frugal (I'm being polite) and everything I get from her doesn't last or I don't even use because...well, for instance, I received pot holders from her for Christmas and I tried to use them to pick up a pot out of the oven and they were sooooo thin that they burned my fingers and I had to put the pot back in the stove and grab my good pot holders. She bought me quite a few presents at Christmas and they are all like the pot holders. I would rather she bought me one nice pair of pot holders and no other gifts than a lot of presents I can't use. I am not being greedy, I'm being honest. I don't need a lot of presents. Just one that works.

    I wanted to buy my niece, her granddaughter, a nice kitchen gadget from a kitchen store and my MIL said to just buy it at Walmart because my niece didn't need anything as nice as something from the kitchen store. Well, yes she does. She's a newlywed and she needs things that are going to last!!

    That is the same way I feel about everything I buy that has to do with quilting. I try to buy the best and it will last so much longer and maybe even forever. I bought a 23x72" cutting board about 4 years ago and it's in awesome shape because it's an Olfa and it's so big that I cut all over it instead of the same place and it will last me probably another 4 years, at least. The LQS owner was ordering one for her store at a great price and asked if I wanted in on the deal and, yes, I sure did, and it's one of the best deals I've gotten!!!

    So, it's not always about the money. It's about the quality. In my honest opinion and observations over 58 years of life! And I don't like Walmart and I don't shop there unless I have no alternatives. They closed down all our mom and pop stores in town and Main Street is a ghost town and the owners of those stores are now working for minimum wage at Walmart. What a shame!!

    Did you know that Walmart will make a deal with a company to purchase 500,000 TVs, say of Sony, of the same brand that the electronic stores sells them and they order so many they get them for maybe $200 and Sony puts the same name on them and same number on it so it looks identical to the ones at the better stores, but Sony uses inferior products to make them and they don't last near as long? They even do that with Rubbermaid. Check Bimart's Rubbermaid and see how thick it is and then check Walmart's and see how it's thinner. Big difference. Pay less - get less. I go to Walmart maybe two times a year...when I absolutely have to. I will not buy any sewing items there, no matter what. They are taking away from my LQS! I know I shop online, but I shop at my LQS, also. Just not Walmart. Our Walmart fabric is rough and thick and horrible. Now that is my Walmart. Not yours. And this is my opinion and these facts are true. I worked in the vision department of Walmart once upon a time for a year.
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    I just tried the gingher site and there was no place to order blades?!? Do you need to go to a different site?
    I live in the St Louis, Mo area.

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    Another way to store used blades is in the round mint containers. It will hold many blades and when full can be taped up and put in the trash
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    I'm saving them NOW. I had been throwing them in my recycling bin....

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    that's why I love this board, there's something new to learn every day! Thanks for the info d.R

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    I put blades in the plastic case they come in. Mark it used and keep in drawer. Have not disposed of too many but now might ask doc if I can bring them in and put in his red bin on the wall. Needles go in pill bottle too, not in trash. I usually buy the five pack of blades at JoAnns when I have coupons. Use plastic case from previous purchase of blades to put used ones in and as I said, mark it USED or red marker.
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    That is a great idea especially if you want Olfa blades. Also a great way of getting rid of used blades.

    I have been purchasing from either jhittlesewing (18.90 for a pkg of 10) or picking up the carpet blades from Harbor Freight. I do, however, see that theirs is free shipping which, if that is all you are ordering makes it a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    I put blades in the plastic case they come in. Mark it used and keep in drawer. Have not disposed of too many but now might ask doc if I can bring them in and put in his red bin on the wall. Needles go in pill bottle too, not in trash. I usually buy the five pack of blades at JoAnns when I have coupons. Use plastic case from previous purchase of blades to put used ones in and as I said, mark it USED or red marker.
    I also put all my used blades back in the plastic container they came in, Then I'll take a number of them out and sharpen them with my True Sharp and use them again until they won't sharpen anymore. I have bought a couple of titanium blades, I'll see how long they last. I mark my containers used, sharpened and new so I'll know the difference.

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    I didn't know of this company...thank-you so much for sharing. I save my old blades in the container they come in....using them sometimes for cutting paper. Have always been afraid to throw them away even in the container. I will be sending some in and get new ones instead. Love that they have free shipping!

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    Rotary Blades

    Missouri Star Quilt store has a great blade sharpener for the rotary blades. I love mine, and purchased ones for all my girls.
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    Oh what a great idea! I did buy an electric blade sharpener and it give me a bit more ware on the blades. but when they are really gone, or they end up with knicks too big to be sharpened out...that is a great idea, I never heard of that before.
    Thanks so much for letting us know!

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    I was able to get a BIG pill bottle from my pharmacist. The blades fit perfectly and there is room for hundreds.
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    I found no place on the web site that told what to do with old blades. I've never thrown one away, they are all in original containers, marked "Used". So far no one here has said they actually found the place to send old blades to get new ones. Am I missing something?
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