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Thread: What do you do with used (dead) rotary blades?

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    I have used this company a number of times and have been very happy with the sharpened blades. Service was prompt.

    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    I have been keeping mine in a used Crystal light container and will try this company for exchange/purchase. http://www.lpsharp.com/3.html Maybe another QB member has done this and can provide feedback.

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    I use them until they are no longer making clean cuts, then I take them out and put them in an empty can or box in the trash can. No big deal.

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    I use the pecking order system too, first for fabric, then batting and paper. If they have to be dissposed I wrap them and put them in a closed container that is headed for the trash already.
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    I just wrap em in sumpin or put into a can and chunk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    You can get them resharpened.

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    I use my daughters' old Bubble Tape containers for my really old ones. But it takes a lot longer for my blades to get to that point since I bought an electric rotary blade sharpener. It was nearly $70, but it really works and gives my blades new life...a very important thing for a mother of two preteen quilters-in-training.
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    I put all my blades in a old prescription bottle and put all bent needles and pins in with my used insulin needles Tape everything up together and mark with medical supplies and set them out in our garbage

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    I have a small sharpes container (needle disposable medical container). It should take me many, many years to fill it up, with both my blades and needles/pins.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    I have a pecking order -- first I use them for fabric, next I use them for paper. After that, I put them in old holders and store them.

    How do you safely dispose of the old blades?
    I put them in a prescription bottle with a child guard cap and store them away from little hands until I get several and then I put the bottle (still sealed) in the trash on trash pick-up day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps 150 View Post
    I use my daughters' old Bubble Tape containers for my really old ones. But it takes a lot longer for my blades to get to that point since I bought an electric rotary blade sharpener. It was nearly $70, but it really works and gives my blades new life...a very important thing for a mother of two preteen quilters-in-training.
    which sharpener did you buy??

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    has anyone had any luck with the sharpeners that you can buy at Joanns? I go through blades pretty quickly.

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    I have an old metal coffee can with a slit in the lid. I've been dropping the used ones in there for quite a while. I've tried several rotary blade sharpeners, but they haven't worked for me. I haven't tried the electric one because I was afraid it wouldn't work and didn't want to waste $70 on it. I think I'll take the lid off the can and count how many I have and send them to the Sharpe place. However, I can still buy 5 Fiskar blades at Walmart for $15 +.

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    I will watch to see if anyone else has an opinion on the blade sharpeners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysgal View Post
    which sharpener did you buy??
    I bought the one on Quilt In A Day's Website. I had a blade that was completely dull and ready for the trash. I popped it in the sharpener and it was like brand new. I think it says that you can only sharpen them one or two times before it just doesn't work anymore, but it is still a great investment and the only thing you need to buy for it are new stones every now and then.
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    TrueSharp Rotary Blade Sharpening Kit also seen as Grace TrueSharp.
    Best price I found: Amazon-
    http://www.amazon.com/TrueSharp-Powe.../dp/B004RCHG9A. $43.96
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    Tru Cut electric sharpener by The Grace Company. I got it through joann.com using a coupon or on sale.

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