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Thread: Rotary Blades

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    I read it some where that women are buying blades at Home Depot or Lowes or Harbor Freight for their rotary cutters. They are sold as carpet cutters. Has anyone purchased them and how good did you find them? I hear they may not have the little notch and the blades slide. What did your purchase find? How well did the work?

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    Home Depot and Lowes had straight, not round, carpet cutters.
    Harbor Freight is the one pople talk about; Different folks on the Board reported good results

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    I bought them from Harbour Freight and have them in my cutter now. They work just fine, I found that they're not as thick as the olfa blades but I've been cutting away with mine, so far so good :) :) For .75 per blade you can't go wrong.

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    I recently picked up the rotary blades at Harbor Freight and couldn't believe the price -- a fraction of the 'official' Olfa blades. The blades are not exactly the same size as the ones for my 60 mm cutter, but they works
    just fine. I find them at least as sharp, if not a little sharper. While I'd probably prefer the ones made specifically for the Olfa cutter, the price difference makes the Harbor Freight ones definitely worth it!

    The biggest upside is that I don't hesitate to change blades the way I did when they were several $$ apiece!

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    I just got a notice from HF that my blades have been shipped! YAY! I ordered 10 pkgs of 2,(for 1.49/pkg) so that should hold me for a while! I can't wait until they get here!

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    I've been using them alot lately. They work great in my Olfa and Fiskars RC

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    I ordered mine back in august and they just shipped today I will post how I like them.

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    That is all I use now.

    I guess I will be using more after tomorrow when my Alto's Quilt Cut 2 gets here. I am so excited.

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    I bought some a while back and I love them.They cut great for me.

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    I went to harbor frieght and they do not even carry them.

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    I found them for you. They are called carpet blades
    http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...submit=find+it

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    I have one in my Olfa cutter now and I am very pleased at it's performance.

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    I found several pkgs at harbour freight and now they are out of stock. They will call when they get more in...get a rain check. I use them and figure that there are only so many places to make them that they are just as good. I know that Heinz in Muscatine Iowa makes Heinz catsup and soups...but they also put different store brand labels on the same cans!! They also do the same (in Muscatine) with cat foods and other products that come from that plant.

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    I love them and you can not complain about the price :!:

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    I like the blades from Harbor Freight..they work great.

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    I use mine all the time. Here in Rochester they went up to 1.99 for two blades. Still a good price.

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    I got mine from Harbor Freight....Not a problem with them, I have been using the blade since I bought them.

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    They have them in stock . I used site given above. Hope they are as good as all have said.

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    Can someone give me their site so that I can order some of those rotary blades also?? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody1229
    I recently picked up the rotary blades at Harbor Freight and couldn't believe the price -- a fraction of the 'official' Olfa blades. The blades are not exactly the same size as the ones for my 60 mm cutter, but they works
    just fine. I find them at least as sharp, if not a little sharper. While I'd probably prefer the ones made specifically for the Olfa cutter, the price difference makes the Harbor Freight ones definitely worth it!

    The biggest upside is that I don't hesitate to change blades the way I did when they were several $$ apiece!
    I like them just as well as the more expensive ones. No problems at all.
    Just an FYI though, the blades fit the 45 mm cutter and not the 60 mm.

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    I just wish the shipping wasn't so much! Kinda eats up any savings...

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    I have a Harbor Freight one in my cutter now and so far it's great. They were actually out of the blades themselves which were $1.99 for 2 but they had the carpet cutter which had 1 in it and 2 replacements for $3.99 which is still a great deal. From time to time we get a sales flyer in the mail that has a 20% off purchase coupon. That makes it even more of a deal.

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    We have a free flash light and a 20% off coupon in our paper every Sunday. I also bought the carpet cutter with the 3 blades and then tossed the cutter out, it still made a great deal. Cheaper then the Olfa's.

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    harbor freight.com/carpet blades.

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    I ordered blades on line in August and they are back ordered until October. Seems like all us quilters are putting them in demand. I ordered them from Harbor Freight.

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