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Thread: Rotary Blades

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    Rotary Blades

    YOu have all scared me off going to Joann's on Black Friday. All I want is really rotary blades.
    I see some on sale on Joann's latest online flier.
    Question is- are any all that much better or worse than any other?
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    I think they are about all alike. The ones I got at Harbor Freight seems to be just as good. I am saving my old ones in case they come up with a good way to sharpen them. I want to ask my man who sharpens knives for me.
    I love your quilts, especially the one on the left. I love the baby blocks and have done them previously so I think I would love this one. I have never seen it before. Thanks.

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    Go to Harbor Freight and buy the carpet blades, they are just as good. Just don't make the mistake I made and accidentally have two stuck together (there is oil on them), they don't work as well that way....
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    It is from ABD 3-D by Marci Baker. It is actually strip pieced- no set in seams.
    Thanks for the tip. I will check out Harbor Freight.

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    Your quilts are beautiful. I go to joanns on black Friday but not super early lol too dangerous early! I purchased the harbor freight ones but wasn't that impressed. I am going to check another batch just in case. I use whichever comes out cheaper, usually fiskars

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    I'm really happy with my Harbor Freight blades, tho others have had challenges with them. Grateful for a change that it was my luck to get a really sharp batch with no challenges at all ... at least so far. I haven't opened all 20 pkgs that I bought,
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    Oh yes, I meant to add that I also love your batik blocks in progress.
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    I looove the quilt on the left!! I've always wanted to make one but never had the pattern!!

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    I really didn't like the Harbor Freight blades either. Thought I was the only one until this thread.

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    Check JoAnn's online. In the past they have had FREE shipping on Black Friday.... just like being at the store with no crowds!
    I have always used Fiskars, but just recently bought some Harbor Freight to experiment with.
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    I see others have used Fiskars and are happy with them. I feel like I only get half the use out of them as Olfa. Ebay usually has Olfa for a fairly good price. I might try Harbor Freight sometime, but I cut a lot of nylon tricot with them so not sure how they would hold up. I bought a rotary sharpener at Joanns and it works ok. They are never as good as new, but they work good for awhile. Especially if there is just one spot that won't cut.

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    I like the Harbor Freight ones.I'm not going to pay that kind of money for the other ones.I wonder if all one company make the blades and just put extra marks on the other blades.

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    I have researched Joann's current sale. There are actually more brands that I realized.
    Singer is 6 for 12.99 =2.17 ea
    Clover is 5 for 12.49 =2.50 ea
    Omnigrid is 5 for 13.49 = 2.70 ea
    Ergo is 5 for 11.49= 2.30 ea
    Olfa is 10 for 28.49 = 2.85 ea
    Fiskar is 5 for 12.99 = 2.60 ea
    Olfa is 5 for 17.49 = 3.50 ea

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    Joann's is having a good sale this weekend, also. Rotary blades are on sale and they have a promotion code to get free shipping when ordering online. I put in an order for some much needed items today using the free shipping. Lot's of things on sale. Easier than fighting the Black Friday crowds. Just go to their web site and you can print off a 60% off coupon for instore or a code for online. You might want to check this out.
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    Karol, Is that quilt on the left a Kaye Wood pattern? If not she has one that is put together just like yours! It's beautiful by the way!

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    I love the block on the left its beautiful, I buy my blades through eBay I bought the last set of 5 blades for $12 incl shipping

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    No, not Kaye Wood. It is from a book called ABC 3-D by Marci Baker.

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    All I've ever used is Olfa. I really like them. Since they seem to be more expensive, I only buy them when they are on sale somewhere.

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    I haven't had any problems with the HF blades, but if you don't want to buy them or have tried them and didn't like them, try L.P. Sharp. They're great people and have fantastic customer service.

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    I always use the Fiskars, mainly because of the price. I do usually get them at JoAnn's using a 40% coupon--but I recently saw that they are carrying them again at Walmart--I think a 5 pack was @ $15 there (JoAnn's 5 pack is @ $25).

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    I always buy my blades from LP Sharp. Customer service is great and I don't need to leave home and no waiting in lines

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    Wow. That is quite a savings.
    There is a Harbor Freight store in our area so I will give them a try also.

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    Ha Ha Michelle --- I did the same thing. lol
    To my way of thinking though, -- It should have cut TWice as good.
    Syl


    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    Go to Harbor Freight and buy the carpet blades, they are just as good. Just don't make the mistake I made and accidentally have two stuck together (there is oil on them), they don't work as well that way....
    Michelle
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    your quilt on the left is amazing, love love love it

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    Do those Fiskers or LP blades work on the Olfa cutter?

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