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    Used Rotary blades

    Does anyone, anywhere, want used rotary cutter blades? Or, does one just dispose of them.

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    i've seen some shops take them in for trade. i think they resharpen them
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    I bought a gadget from Nancy's Notions that was made to sharpen rotary cutter blades but I haven't had much luck with them. I usually put my used blades in a plastic jar with bent pins or broken needles and seal the lid onto the jar with duct tape and then dispose of them.

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    My doctor lets me put them in his Sharps container when I go in for an appointment.

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    I thought about a sharpener, but I just tape them up in a cardboard sandwich and throw them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toverly View Post
    My doctor lets me put them in his Sharps container when I go in for an appointment.
    Or ask the druggist.

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    If you contact LP Sharp(online), they may take them without you making an purchase, I do know that you can chose to buy from them, either new, used or generic blades, at very reasonable prices and excellent prices.

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    I wrap in duct tape and put in trash.
    I love my life!

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    I resharpen mine with the electric sharpener, then throw them away later when dull again.

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    I bought one of those sharpeners and never had any satisfaction.

    My blades come in a little plastic case. I put masking tape on one side to mark the used ones and then put them back into the case. When the case is full of used blades, I put it in the trash.

    Marcia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    I bought one of those sharpeners and never had any satisfaction.

    My blades come in a little plastic case. I put masking tape on one side to mark the used ones and then put them back into the case. When the case is full of used blades, I put it in the trash.

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    I put mine in a Lysol wipes container with needles & such & dispose when needed. I have also used a small plastic laundry detergent bottle when I had a lot of needles due to my dogs diabetes. But after she passed I use a smaller container. I tried several years ago to sharpen them but the sharpener I bought was worthless so I don't even bother with that anymore. I haven't heard anything good about any of the newer sharpeners either so I feel it is just a waste of money

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    I recycle mine in our recycling program, all metal, glass, paper go together once every two weeks.

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    I have yet to hear of anyone who has had luck with those sharpener things. I buy my blades online, in bulk, and keep a used (but clean!) cat food can in the bottom drawer of my sewing cabinet. I throw all the blades, needles and bent pins in it. When full, I put it in a ziplock bag and throw it out.

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    I have empty prescription bottle's that they just fit in

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    I do as Marcia and Granny 67 does. Works for me too!

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    Another idea is an empty plastic bottle. Just cut a slit where it widens out and make like a piggy bank. Most blades fit.

    I made another one out of an empty coffee can with the plastic lid. I just taped the lid to the can and put a slit in the lid. People were putting the used blades in the garbage, not such a great idea.

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    That's so nice of her

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    Quote Originally Posted by klswift View Post
    I have yet to hear of anyone who has had luck with those sharpener things. I buy my blades online, in bulk, and keep a used (but clean!) cat food can in the bottom drawer of my sewing cabinet. I throw all the blades, needles and bent pins in it. When full, I put it in a ziplock bag and throw it out.
    Do you mind sharing where you buy your blades online? I'm sure that would be the most cost effective way.

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    You can exchange your used blades here:

    http://www.lpsharp.com/exchange.html







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    This is a good place to buy blades:
    http://rotarycutterblades.ca/

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