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Thread: Rotary Blade

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    Super Member MinnieKat's Avatar
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    I just changed the blade in my rotary cutter .... soooo nice. I don't know why I always wait so long to change it!

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    I do the same thing. Try to get the most mileage out of it and then realize how silly I am. :D

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    Yes, yes, why don't we change those things more often? I wish the blades were cheaper. I'd change mine daily. I bet arthritis drugs cost more than new rotary blades. My elbow is messed up and in need of new blades.

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    I always wait too long because I think they're expensive. I can't wait to get my hands on those harbor freight blades and then i'll change them all the time!

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    I just changed mine too a few days ago! What a HUGE difference. Everytime I promise myself that I will change more often ... but .... I am a creature of some bad habits.
    I did not realize just how dull , till the new one was in... WOW.

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    Yep, we are creatures of habit. Let's all vow to "cut like buttah" and change those blades. I don't work for Fiskars I promise! LOL!

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    Amen. I just find myself bearing down harder and harder, when it would be easier to just go ahead and change the blade! Need to do a better job of changing them more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    I just changed the blade in my rotary cutter .... soooo nice. I don't know why I always wait so long to change it!
    And now that we know about the Harbor Freight blades, we can do it more often sooooo cheap. Been using one all week, not even a little dull.

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    Can someone PLEASE show me a link to their blades?? I have searched and come up with bandsaw blades, utility blades, but no rotary blades. Thanks!

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    Just went to Harbor Freight yesterday and got some blades. I havent changed mine yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy
    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    I just changed the blade in my rotary cutter .... soooo nice. I don't know why I always wait so long to change it!
    And now that we know about the Harbor Freight blades, we can do it more often sooooo cheap. Been using one all week, not even a little dull.
    Hi, what are harbaor freight blades and where do you get them. I have used fiskars, and olfa and they both miss places when cutting after about 2 or 3 cuts, is the blades or am I doing something basicly wrong? :-)

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    Look up Harbor Freight it's a hardware retailer, they also sell online, discount items and imports, these may also be at other retailers, Lowes or Depot, OSH, Farmer supply, ACE in the carpet tool supply area. :)

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    I searched Harbor Freights entire website and did not find rotary blades :(

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    I couldn't find these blades online either. How can I get some?

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    Here is the link for the blades, but the web site showed they were on back order



    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...utter&gs_rfai=

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    Try this link and it should take you directly there

    www.harborfreight.com/pack-of-2-carpet-cutter-replacement-blades-97642.html - Cached

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I searched Harbor Freights entire website and did not find rotary blades :(
    They sell them as Carpet Blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdesign
    Here is the link for the blades, but the web site showed they were on back order



    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...utter&gs_rfai=
    Thank you for the link. I ordered some. Wonder how long the back order will last. Guess time will tell.

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    THANK YOU, PATDESIGN!!!!!!!
    I thought I was losing my marbles......... well that is always questionable :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Can someone PLEASE show me a link to their blades?? I have searched and come up with bandsaw blades, utility blades, but no rotary blades. Thanks!
    Go under carpet cutter, unfortunately I just went there and they sre on back order.

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    Thank you so much for the website. I just ordered 10 even though they are on backorder. At that price, I can wait. Again, thanks!

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    Thanks so much for the link. I went to our local Harbour Freight yesterday, but the clerk had not heard of such a thing. Now I have the picture and the lot number of both the blade and the cutter. The cutter looks interesting, but we'd have to figure out the size of the base in order to cut accurately. I t would push the blade past the edge of our rulers, but wouldn't it be a great way to keep our blades straight up & down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganny
    Thank you so much for the website. I just ordered 10 even though they are on backorder. At that price, I can wait. Again, thanks!
    I agree with you :D

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    Harbor Freight carpet blade used in the Olfa 45 mm holder work the same depth as an olfa blade.

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    I wait forever to change mine and then wonder why. I guess a lot of us do that.

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