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    After reading about carpet cutter blades at arbor Freight, I made hubby take me out there.

    2 to a package and only $1.45 WOOHOO. I bought 10 packages before they discover quilters are using them and raise the price. They are super sharp. think they are made sharper as carpet is tough. Cut like going through butter.

    Girl in store said they will have to limit how many a person can buy at a time. They are dangerous. I looked at her and "I am 61 years old I know how to use a blade and one will cut someone just as well at 20."

    Always trying to take our bonuses away lol.

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    wow, glad you found some!

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    What are you using them for? Can you take a picture of them?

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    What a great deal :D:D:D

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    What are you using them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013

    Girl in store said they will have to limit how many a person can buy at a time. They are dangerous.

    That's just plain insane. Probably 80% of what we buy could be considered "dangerous". She must be the life of the party.
    :roll:

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you. I just ordered 10 pkgs. wowee this will keep me going for a long time at $.75 per blade.

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    Woo hoo! They're on back order now. Word gets around obviously! Maybe for once I'll accompany DH to Harbor Freight and stock up! He can buy me breakfast afterward!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

    Thanks for letting us know they fit our ordinary rotary cutters. I like to change my blade often. Daily would be nice. Cheaper than arthritis meds for my elbow!

    I knew they could make those blades cheaper. I've used X'acto blades for 25+ years and they're not that pricey. It really surprised me about rotary cutter blades.

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    They are on back order DH is looking to see if he can find them for me. He is amazed how resourceful you guys are.
    :XD:

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    I use these blades all the time. As a matter of fact I am the one who let everyone in on my discovery. :)

    They fit 45mm rotary cutters, I have a Fiskar's cutter.

    I have enough blades to last me a year now.

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    would make a good swap pal pressie

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    Darn, I wish they made them for the 60mm cutter.

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    Dang! We were right by there today!!!I'll get some next time....on the other hand....I'm still recovering from cutting myself with quilter's rotary blades...LOL

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    Oh wow! Thanks for the info!!

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    Will these fit my olfa 45 mm?

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    Let us know if you find them someplace else!! I would get some.....

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    No cutting yourself! I have nightmares about that! How bad was it? I often wonder how many quilters have had to have stitches from rotary cuts. Maybe none I hope!

    I drive people crazy cutting toward myself, but no one taught me how to use a rotary cutter. Graphic designers (me) always cut down which is toward yourself. We have great control over our blades and know the consequences of dull blades and not paying attention.

    Sharp blades are the key. If you can get them for 75 cents a piece, switch them out daily. Your arm will thank you. Cutting with a rotary blade should be like cutting through softened butter. If it isn't, you need a new blade or a new elbow. Your choice.

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    I wonder if they would work with the Martelli cutters?
    Harbor Frieght has their corporate offices in my town. I drive by them on my way to work. Maybe I will have to stop in after work to the store and see if they have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    After reading about carpet cutter blades at arbor Freight, I made hubby take me out there.

    2 to a package and only $1.45 WOOHOO. I bought 10 packages before they discover quilters are using them and raise the price. They are super sharp. think they are made sharper as carpet is tough. Cut like going through butter.

    Girl in store said they will have to limit how many a person can buy at a time. They are dangerous. I looked at her and "I am 61 years old I know how to use a blade and one will cut someone just as well at 20."

    Always trying to take our bonuses away lol.
    Which rotary cutter do they fit? I never heard of this and couldn't find anything on the board. Please clarify.

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    Goodness, the word spreads fast and the hoarding has begun. I cannot find ANY at all in town. The last store said "Somene came in and bought everything we had!" C'mon, ladies, share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    Quote Originally Posted by grammo013
    After reading about carpet cutter blades at arbor Freight, I made hubby take me out there.

    2 to a package and only $1.45 WOOHOO. I bought 10 packages before they discover quilters are using them and raise the price. They are super sharp. think they are made sharper as carpet is tough. Cut like going through butter.

    Girl in store said they will have to limit how many a person can buy at a time. They are dangerous. I looked at her and "I am 61 years old I know how to use a blade and one will cut someone just as well at 20."

    Always trying to take our bonuses away lol.
    Which rotary cutter do they fit? I never heard of this and couldn't find anything on the board. Please clarify.
    The blades have a round hole. I know it fits Fiskar's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Dang! We were right by there today!!!I'll get some next time....on the other hand....I'm still recovering from cutting myself with quilter's rotary blades...LOL
    They don't have any !!! All they had are now sitting in a drawer in my sewing room. <<> :shock: :shock:

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    What is the wear and tear on the cutting mats? Are they a lot sharper than the blades made for our cutters? If they behave themselves on my mat they sound like a great deal!

    Also, do any of you have anybody in your area that sharpens the rotary blades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Will these fit my olfa 45 mm?
    Yes, they'll fit the 45mm Olfa!! I just checked mine. It has a round peg for the blade to set on so that's all the blade needs is a round hole. I'm going to my Harbor Freight tomorrow to see if they have any of the blades available since they're on backorder on the website. I'll probably go to the next town too to buy some there if they have them,lol!! I'm stocking up if I can!!

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    This is just so wrong that you can slap a "quilters" name on it and jack up the price. We've got a H.F. here too. I've not bought blades at Joanne's lately. Say, with a 40% off coupon...anyone have what the going rate per blade is?

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