Sign in to follow this  
mlsa3

Rotary Cutter Blades

Recommended Posts

For the last several years I've bought my rotary cutter blades (45mm) from The Sewing Palace but looks like they may have closed. 

Where do you folks buy your blades?  They are so expensive to buy name brand like Olfa, etc.  I was very happy with the ones I've been buying. 


David

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hobby Lobby, with a 40% coupon, you may be able to get them there.  The Olfa are really expensive, but that is all I use.  Thank goodness I purchased several packs of 5 on sale at Hancocks before they shut down.   Joanns has them, but not sure about the cost.  Good luck.


E09E59CAF06403E058848257636B2E85.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On another quilting forum I googled the same question and many said they got the ones that Harbor Freight carries.  Some liked them...some didn't but for the price I thought I would try them....I had to order them online since my store didn't have any.  Even if they don't last quite as long as the name brand at $1.00 per blade I can't go wrong...HOPEFULLY.  We'll see.  I'm a bit of a tightwad so I hate spending money on something that is going to wear out pretty soon anyway and have to throw it out.


David

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Sharon...I almost ordered those from Amazon...I read the reviews and like the Harbor Freight there was mixed reviews.  Glad to see you like them.  If these don't work out I'll try them.


David

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I prefer the Olfa, but only buy them with 40-50% off coupons at JoAnns and HobbyLobby.  Michaels may also have coupons.   I saw info on the Quilter's Cut blades on FB and bought them because of the price.  I think they are good blades for the price.  The seem a little thinner than the Olfa but can't tell a difference in the cutting.  I have a mix match of the different blades in my cutters so I think I'll do a comparison on how long each lasts before going dull.  I think you will be fine either way.

 


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
APQS Sales Rep and Educator
Millennium with Intelliquilter (IQ)

"Be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble" Frank Tygr


sewsweetgator@aol.com
http://www.yoursite.com
287890c1690b93fca26ac74c1d32b308.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had this same question, I was tired of replacing blades after only a short time and some blades even from the same package didn't seem equal.  So a friend gave me a Martelli cutter to try, that had the guard broke, guess she didn't think about replacement parts.  I contacted the company and they sent me a new guard, spring, and a new bolt, at no cost to me.  When she gave it to me she put in a new blade and that was two months ago, It is still cutting well.  I just finished (almost) Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake among other smaller projects,  so I have used it a fair amount.  I am not necessarily sold on the cutter's ergonomics, but the design of the cutter may increase the life of the blade.  Maybe????  This is my first blade experience so time will tell.

Sharon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I order my blades from Amazon, and have been happy with them. I don’t remember the brand (it was not a name brand), but the price was much better than Joann’s with a coupon. When I was at MQX New England last year, one of the vendors was using a titanium blade and said they lasted a long time. I didn’t buy any at the time and have not seen any. Of course I haven’t looked too hard, since I still have blades. 

Deb.


 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been using a titanium blade too.  It may just be wishful thinking but the blade does seem sharper than a regular blade.  I bought my first one, which is still going strong at a quilt show about eighteen months ago and the second one at my local Joann's with a coupon.  


24D32CBE5BBA870354340E86069CB492.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this