Monday, September 12, 2011
Rotary Blade Cutters
Several weeks ago there was a discussion in one of my Yahoo groups about some rotary blades sold at Harbor Freight Tools for cutting carpet. One of the gals said she tried them in her rotary cutter and they worked great. Then there was quite a bit of conversation going back and forth with some saying they had tried them and didn't like them and others chiming in saying they had tried them and they worked as well as the expensive "quilting" rotary blades. In the picture above, the blade on the left is an Olfa and the blade right next to the cutter is from Harbor Freight Tools.
So, I decided that since a package of 2 was only $1.99 (and right now they are on sale for $1.49) that it was worth giving them a try - especially in light of the fact that I can cut up to 30-40 pieces of fabric daily for my little eBay store, plus all my own personal cutting. And, since Olfa blades can cost anywhere from $38.98 for 10 (at Hancocks of Paducah) to $34.99 for 5 at JoAnn's (with a 40% off coupon - $20.99), I thought I would order 10 at a cost of $14.90 and see if they really do work.
I figured if they do work, it will save me LOTS of money in the long run and if they don't work, I am out $14.90. PLUS, the shipping is VERY reasonable. They come out of California if you order them and since St. George is pretty close to California, the shipping was only $1.99 (for orders up to $15.00)!! Another lady who lived further east said her shipping and handling was $2.99. Also their website says they have 350 locations, so you just might be near enough one to just go pick them up!!
I test-tried one on a remnant and had no problem cutting through 4 layers. I am sure time will tell, but I thought I would let you all know about this find in the event you like to save money like I do!!