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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 12:08 PM

Granny M:
Gold Star for Kris this month, thanks for finding this for us

Thanks Granny M.

Granny M:
Kris, did I read somewhere that you buy needles in bulk at All Brands?

Yes I do. 100 per box. They have a good variety.

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Thanks for the info ladies. My son does carpet, but he must not use a rotary cutter or he would have mentionsed the blades. Actually I have seen him cut carpet and he uses something more on the order of a box cutter. However, I am more than willing to try these. I imagine that I am not alone in trying to "stretch" the life of a blade and continuing to use it when it is no longer doing a great job. So, since I missed the National Quilt Day sales, I'll go hit Harbor freight. LOL!

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Vivian replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 12:58 PM

Does anyone know if they have the bigger blades?

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We have rotaty cutters with blades in our poundland shops for only,  you guessed it £1. It is cheaper to buy the whole thing but they don't sell just the blade so it is cheaper to buy a whole cutter with blade and just throw it away and use just the blade in your favourite cutter.

It makes a change for us to have things cheaper than the US as it it usually how it goes.

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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 3:36 PM

Hi Jay-Marie. How have you been?

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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 3:39 PM

Vivian,

I don't know if they have 60mm blades. These were all I saw.

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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 3:59 PM

Jay Marie

It has been a long time since we heard from you.  I hope your winter wasn't too bad and that you are doing well.

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Marie replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:17 PM

MNancy, I'm counting down with you.  Now only 14,  Yahoo!!!!!!!!

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Granny M replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 6:56 PM

Hello Jay-Marie, we have been wondering where you have been.  Good to see you back with us.

Granny M

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 8:07 PM

Marie:

MNancy, I'm counting down with you.  Now only 14,  Yahoo!!!!!!!!

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Maggie replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 5:51 PM

Thank you Kris.  I have a Harbor Freight less than a mile from my house so I went over there.  Big surprise, not only were they completely out but all of their Phoenix stores were also out.  Ordered 5 packs online for $1.79 a pack.  The shipping charge was almost as much as the blades, but even at $1.60 per blade its a fantastic deal.   

 

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Vivian replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 6:09 PM

I printed the link and sent it to my local guild.  No doubt they will be getting an order togeather soon.

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Effie replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 6:35 PM

thanks so much Kris. Next time I go across the border I'll have to check out Harbor Freight. I had never heard of this store until my uncle mentioned it a couple weeks ago and now I see your post. Looked them up on the internet and there's one not too far from here.

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gini replied on Thu, Mar 24 2011 7:54 PM

hello effie, welcome, i don't think we've met.   one of my favorite aunts was named effie.          gini

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Kris:

During my recent blog session I came upon a great tip. Harbor Freight Tools has rotary blades for a carpet cutter. Why am I telling you this? Well these blades fit your 45mm rotary cutter and cost $2 for two blades! Much cheaper than quilting rotary blades. Check it out. I've already placed my order.

Kris,  Thanks so much for the tip!!  I ordered 5 packs of blades immediately.  I often buy tools, etc from Harbor Freight so am already one of their customers, but never took the time to search for this type of "goodie". 

I couldn't concentrate on anything this morning so decided to wander around the site and stumbled onto the Share your Tips discusson and am glad I did.  I am using a dull blade now because I hate to use another expensive blade.  Now maybe I will change my blade today so that I don't have to fight the occasonal uncut fabric threads - they "bug" me and slow down the process while I either use the blade to cut them or grab the little scissors to clip them.  I won't have to hoard old dull blades until I get a blade sharpener --- or don't.  I wouldn't feel so bad disposing of these blades.

Thanks again.  My mood is better now - maybe I can get something done now.   MQ4 is calling me - should catch up today.

Marsha

 

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