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Kris Posted: Sun, Mar 20 2011 6:34 PM

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.

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Eileen replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 6:59 PM

Wow, Kris! Compared to what Olfa says is the price of their 45 mm blades, that's a steal!! Thanks for the link :-)

From olfa (http://www.olfa.com/RotaryCuttersList.aspx?C=17):

45mm Rotary Blade, 10-pack (RB45-10) $63.49
Circular rotary replacement blade for our popular 45mm rotary cutter used for quilting, sewing and general crafts. Cuts up to 6 layers of fabric. This blade features unparalleled sharpness and superior edge retention. For Original 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2/G), Deluxe 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2/DX) and Quick-Change 45mm Rotary Cutter (RTY-2/NS). 10 blades per pack. More >

Good For: general quilting, sewing and craft projects. Can be used in industrial applications.

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Marie replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 7:53 PM

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 thank you for this info.  I checked to see if there was a Harbor Freight Tools near me and low and behold there is one about 10 miles away in Worcester.  I'm going to take my rotary cutter with me when I go.  Boy if these fit and they cut through carpet just think how many layers of fabric it will cut through!

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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 8:04 PM

Marie

The rotary blades are interchangable with any rotary cutter.  I have a Gingher cutter and all the blades fit.  You should have no problem with yours either.

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Marie replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 8:08 PM

Nana:
The rotary blades are interchangable with any rotary cutter

Then Kris has hit pay dirt for us!  Less than a buck a blade?  Can't beat that.

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Nana replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 8:13 PM

Amen Marie.  Blades are outrageously expensive.  Especially when you go thru them as fast as some of us do.

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Kris replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 8:36 PM

I was so glad to find this link. You can see how we quilters are being fleeced. Why do they cost more when you add the word "quilting"?

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Kelley replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 8:44 PM

my order is in... thanks everyone..

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Ally replied on Sun, Mar 20 2011 9:24 PM

We have a Harbor Freight Tools store located about an hour from where I live, Will have to go there and check it out.

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Nana replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 12:23 AM

Kris

Thanks for the info.  I placed an order even though we have a store in town.  It was easier ordering online than trying to get to the store and at the price of gas right now it wasn 't anymore expensive to pay shipping ....  LOL>

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 2:26 AM

Kris:

I was so glad to find this link. You can see how we quilters are being fleeced. Why do they cost more when you add the word "quilting"?

Great site, Kris.  Look at this product they have as an alternative to the $20 gypsy ruler gripper.  http://www.harborfreight.com/general-merch/assisted-living/bath-safety-grip-handle-96086.html


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MNnancy replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 2:39 AM

How about these gloves for FMQ?

http://www.harborfreight.com/general-merch/gloves/3-pairs-womens-gloves-with-dots-65676.html


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Kris replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 3:50 AM

Nancy,

I got the coated rubber grip gloves for $1.59.

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Granny M replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 4:28 AM

Gold Star for Kris this month, thanks for finding this for us.  Harbor Freight does some tent shows in my area, but not knowing when the next one is I am going to stock up on-line.

Kris, did I read somewhere that you buy needles in bulk at All Brands?  I have been thinking of ordering that way too.  I seem to go through a lot of needles.

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Barbara replied on Mon, Mar 21 2011 11:21 AM

Kris thanks so much for this info ,I have blades ordered ..Barbara

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