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    Update on Harbor Freight dull blades

    I had shared with you that the last group of cutter blades I had rec'd from Harbor Freight were extremely dull. So I contacted their customer support division on line and reported it. Today they replied they will be sending replacements.

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    That's great. I've had good luck with those blades.
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    Good to know - thanks!
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    Can you share your HF contact info? I, too, have several dull blades, recently purchased at their Tucson store.
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    Good to hear as I plan on buying some tomorrow.

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    Good to hear they have good customer service. Ive used their blades for 2 yrs now, and haven't had a problem
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    Our local store used to get 6-12 pkgs at a time and they said that they only got them about once a month. Now that all the quilters have found out about the blades they are getting a couple dozen a week. I believe that the manufacturer may be rushing to try and fill all the orders and overlooking some of the quality control measures.
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    I hope to buy some blades when I get to LR. What sizes do they come in. While I use mostly 45's I do have the 60 and the 28. Would use them more ofter if were not so expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbM32 View Post
    I hope to buy some blades when I get to LR. What sizes do they come in. While I use mostly 45's I do have the 60 and the 28. Would use them more ofter if were not so expensive
    They only come in 1 size...45mm...These are for carpet cutting, so they don't need the specific sizes like we do.
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    Glad you were able to get replacements!

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    Thanks for the follow up, good to know they stand behind their product.
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    You can also get them at JHittle.com...I've had really good luck with theirs. They were on sale when I got mine but they're around $14.95 for 10 now, I think...
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    I have not had good luck with them. My husband went out and bought me a bunch of them and most were unusable.
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    My husband not knowing about these blades asked me last night if he could borrow my rotary cutter to trim some new carpet that is too long. I told him that these were carpet cutting blades but don't know if they will work on carpet with my cutter. I guess we'll try it and see.
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    That's what you call great customer service.

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    I have bought some but have not used them yet. Hope mine are sharp. Glad they are making yours good.

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    That's great they are sending replacements. I got really dull blades too, caused a lot of aggravation. I don't think I want replacements! I didn't like cleaning the oil off them either.
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    I have NEVER had good luck with them!!!!!!
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    It is so nice to hear that they stand behind their products! Thanks for sharing this with us
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    I just open my third package - sixth blade and it is working -- kind of! I probably won't be ordering these again ever!

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    I just got a package to try--the blade is super dull! Hope the next one will be better~~
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    Mine would work for a cut or two, seems like they bend or dent easily or something.
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    CAS, I have used H.F. blades exclusively ever since they were first mentioned here. I have had not one problem with them. I do not think they will bend and if anything, cutting with a pin under your fabric, very definitely will put a knick in them. We need to be as careful with our $1. blades as we do out $5. blades. I have 3 different rotary cutters and they work very well in all of them. I don't understand what you mean by "or something." I bet you could cut your fingers very easily if you were not careful....or something!

    Harbor Freight has a very generous return/ refund policy. If you get them via email you may return to any store for replacement or refund.....but you will need your receipt.
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    "or something" just means I can not see why there would be a problem with them. I do NOT cut over pins, LOL! I could barely cut through one layer of fabric. I don't like cleaning the oil off of them either.

    Quote Originally Posted by june6995 View Post
    CAS, I have used H.F. blades exclusively ever since they were first mentioned here. I have had not one problem with them. I do not think they will bend and if anything, cutting with a pin under your fabric, very definitely will put a knick in them. We need to be as careful with our $1. blades as we do out $5. blades. I have 3 different rotary cutters and they work very well in all of them. I don't understand what you mean by "or something." I bet you could cut your fingers very easily if you were not careful....or something!

    Harbor Freight has a very generous return/ refund policy. If you get them via email you may return to any store for replacement or refund.....but you will need your receipt.
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    Okay, here we go. Paula Fullager sent me 3 blades to try out. Man!!!! I couldn't cut ANYTHING with any of them. There must have been a bad batch made!!!. I have never had any that bad. I tried 2 different rotary cutters. I have an old Kai Cut one, the center hole is a little snug, so then I tried my Olfa cutter. Still wouldn't cut. Next I got out a new pack of blades I got a few months ago, WOW what a difference, cut like going through butter. I would say to all of you that have bad blades to take them back to the store and COMPLAIN! They will never know a bad batch came through if we don't complain. I don't see how those blades would even cut carpet, they are so bad. You can feel flat spots as it rolls along. If it won't cut 100% cotton, it won't cut anything. Thanks for allowing me to test them out. Conclusion: RETURN YOUR BAD BLADES!!!

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