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Thread: Those Harbor Freight Blades Again

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    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
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    Last year the Harbor Freight blades were quite a hot topic on this board. There was not a store near me, and a precious lady on here bought me some and mailed them to me. Of course, I paid her.

    I just now opened mine, and it is working perfectly.

    Thank you all for the tip.

    Are they still low priced?

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    Yes they regular 1.99 for package of 2 blades. Mine work very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Last year the Harbor Freight blades were quite a hot topic on this board. There was not a store near me, and a precious lady on here bought me some and mailed them to me. Of course, I paid her.

    I just now opened mine, and it is working perfectly.

    Thank you all for the tip.

    Are they still low priced?
    $1.99 for a 2 pack.
    I use them all the time. Never had any issues at all.

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    Yes, they are still low priced. I think they were on sale in the last week or so for 1.49 for pack of 2. But still very inexpensive at regular price.

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    I got mine last week for $1.49 for a pack of two.

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    Will these work on any rotter cutter? And where can these be found? Never heard of a harbor freight store around here........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    Will these work on any rotter cutter? And where can these be found? Never heard of a harbor freight store around here........
    The blades work well on my Fiskar's, some say they work on Olfa's too.

    Here is a link to their store finder....they have several in Oklahoma.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/store-finder/

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    What are these blades called? Every time I go with dbf, he always says, those are not the ones they are talking about on the board...

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    Habor Freight has a website. Not sure what the shipping charge would be. I have a store on the way to work. First time I went in was last week and they were on sale for 1.49 for two

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    What's the best place to buy them online?
    http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    What are these blades called? Every time I go with dbf, he always says, those are not the ones they are talking about on the board...
    http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

    carpet cutting blades

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty1
    What are these blades called? Every time I go with dbf, he always says, those are not the ones they are talking about on the board...
    http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

    carpet cutting blades
    Thank you! I'm going to show him this thread :wink:

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    They are. I'm heading over to my local Harbor Freight this afternoon.

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    the first pack I used I wasn't too happy with but have 4 more packs so am giving them another chance. Hope I just got a bad set--at the price its OK to get a bad set once in a while. I think everyone should at least give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    the first pack I used I wasn't too happy with but have 4 more packs so am giving them another chance. Hope I just got a bad set--at the price its OK to get a bad set once in a while. I think everyone should at least give them a try.
    This was my experience. I am hoping that the next pack is better

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    they are in the carpet cutting section.

    If you watch the weekend newspapers there is usualy a 20% coupon if there is a store near by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Here is a link to their store finder....they have several in Oklahoma.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/store-finder/
    Ooooo we have one in my town!!! *hops excitedly*

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    Why pay shipping? and why would anyone want to buy the carpet cutter just to get the blades. I have some extra I keep on hand if anyone cannot find them locally. PM me please.

    June in Cincinnati

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Last year the Harbor Freight blades were quite a hot topic on this board. There was not a store near me, and a precious lady on here bought me some and mailed them to me. Of course, I paid her.

    I just now opened mine, and it is working perfectly.

    Thank you all for the tip.

    Are they still low priced?
    My rotary cutter is an Olfa, and they fit perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivka
    What's the best place to buy them online?
    Here you go..............http://www.harborfreight.com/pack-of...des-97642.html

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    i ordered 4 packs with 30% off of that. woot woot. i think i paid a total of less than 10$

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    You don't have to buy the carpet cutter to get the blades -- just get the replacement cutter blade packages.

    I ordered online. Bought many packs to make the shipping cost worthwhile. Have enough blades to last me MANY years! I use them in my 45mm Olfa rotary cutter.

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    I picked some up at Northern Tool Supply. I understand they are for cutters used by carpet cutters. No wonder they are sharp and hold up better.
    I also learned at the quilt show my arm is supposed to be lined up beside my body when I rotary cut, not moved in front of my body. Also, if blade is always held straight up and down it will last longer they say.
    I am going to try this as it is supposed to help have less wear & tear on the shoulder. My shoulder is bummed up right now so mostly friends do my cutting. Maybe I can do some of it with these tips.

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    I have a question. The hole in the middle looks round. The hole in the Olfa Blades is kind of oval. Is that going to make a difference in the cutting? Thanks for the advice.
    Sue

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    Holes were not a problem for me in using Harbor Freight blades on Olfa yellow cutters.

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