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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    I have an inexpensive blade sharpener; works okay. I have some blades from Harbour Freight and they work just fine with my rotary.
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    My grandmother's claim to fame was that you always get what you pay for, and every day I realize how smart she really was! <3

    But, for any Canadian ladies (not sure if it's the same in the US) I saw replacement Fiskar blades at Walmart for about 5-ish dollars? I think it was just one blade (most likely for that price) but I still thought that was pretty good
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    I use the Harbor Freight blades. Every now and then I get one that's not good, but I've mostly had good luck with them.
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    I've gotten multi-pack Olfa or Fiskar (can't remember which) blades on Amazon cheaper than a regular store.
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    Oh, yes, cutter blades are really expensive even in the US.
    When I buy a new blade for my Olfa, I have to pay around 9.40$ over here, for ONE blade. so guess, what will be in my next Missouri-package.
    But what I really hate ist, that my DH gave me this http://www.naehpark.com/Hot-New/Simp...-Embosser.html simplicity rotary cutter last christmas. Well, I don't hate the gift, but these blades are really expensive. I have to pay 22$ !!!!! for ONE blade. and there is no way putting in there a cheaper one by Olfa or Fiskars. These blades need to have a little hole to be moved.
    If I had known that earlier...
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    I had pretty much the same experience with HF blades....not worth the agravation of opening the package. Watch the sales at www.connectingthreads.com for the good blades on sale 40% off. The same thing for batting and you can't beat their clearance sales for quilt backings.
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    Quote Originally Posted by DCM View Post
    I've gotten multi-pack Olfa or Fiskar (can't remember which) blades on Amazon cheaper than a regular store.
    Me too. I bought a Multipack of 10 45mm Olfa blades on Amazon for €37 with free shipping. That's about $46, I think. A lot in one go, I expect but not bad considering some of the prices quoted on here. Anyways, at the rate I sew, they'll do me 50 years, at least! LOL!
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    I refuse to pay $8-10 for a single blade. I almost always buy new blades on e-bay for a fraction of the cost, and a lot of times shipping is free. I just got a 5 pk for under $15 including shipping. By the time and gas it would take me to drive to HF, I can sit at home and order from e-bay at good price.
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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    I bought some when they were on sale and I can actually run my finger across them and not get cut. I guess you get what you pay for. Joann's had blades on sale last week 55% off...so replenished supply.

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    Default Re: Harbor Freight Rotary Blades . . Big waste of money!

    Quote Originally Posted by auntiemern View Post
    I refuse to pay $8-10 for a single blade. I almost always buy new blades on e-bay for a fraction of the cost, and a lot of times shipping is free. I just got a 5 pk for under $15 including shipping. By the time and gas it would take me to drive to HF, I can sit at home and order from e-bay at good price.
    Be careful buying blades from e-bay that are priced too good to be true! .. either they are stolen merchandise or repackaged used blades. I used to sell on e-bay and I had to discontinue selling the blades as my cost for one package of 5, as a retailer was twice what some sellers were getting for 2 packages in their auctions. I was paying upwards to 20 dollars for a 5 pack and these sellers were selling the same thing only their auctions had 10 packages of 5 blades and were getting 35 to 40 dollars.. I also read a news letter from e-bay on stolen merchandise and they said that in the category of sewing and quilting notions, the Olfa 45mm rotary blades were the #1 stolen item sold. Joann's has even pulled the blades from the shelf and you have to ask for them at the front counter because they were being stolen as fast as the clerks could stock the shelves!

    Bottom line, if you are going for price and it is too low (and we all know how much these blades are) question the seller as to where they get their goods..
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