Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Rotary Blade Alternative

I don't remember where I first saw this (I'm guessing pinterest), but I've been wanting to try this for a long time. Did you know that professional carpet installers also use rotary cutters? Yep! And did you know that they use a 45mm size that will fit your fabric rotary cutter? Yep!


Now comes the best news of all - a 2 pack only costs $1.99. CRAZY, I know!!

I would have tried them sooner but the only place I know where to find them is Harbor Freight Tools and we didn't have a store near us until now. They have very mixed reviews from quilters - some say they worked great, others say that they were awful so the jury is still out. So far, the one I put in my Olfa cutter works beautifully. I'll have to keep you posted as to how they hold up and whether I purchase more. Here's hoping, because it's an incredible deal.

6 comments:

  1. I hope they work. I delay changing blades longer than I should because they are so expensive here.

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  2. swa-wing! Even if they worked 'ok', I bet they would be fantastic for cutting paper, cardboard, and other materials too. We have a HF here, will have to go by sometime. :)

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  3. Wow, great tip - I'm going to go talk with my hubby about it now so we'll both remember the next time we are in town by HF! Keep us posted on how they work!

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  4. What a great idea! Yes, I am pretty frugal myself... So any little hints like this are greatly appreciated!

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  5. Lets Bee Social ! I have used these, they dont last as long to me, but I have RA and change blades alot.. my biggest quilting cost. I just tried the gypsy handle... its something I will have to adjust to. Thanks for Sharing.....

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  6. That would clear up some of the budget for fabric :). Hope this continues to work as 1.99 is SOOOOOO much cheaper even than the sale price.

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