Friday, March 4, 2011

Blades for less

Have you seen this tip? I read about it on KarrieLyne's blog and had to check it out.

Harbor Freight sells replacement blades for carpet cutters for $1.79/pair. The blades fit in my 45 mm Olfa rotary cutter. (I've heard they fit other brands too.)



I picked up three packs, so that's less than $6 for 6 blades. I think regular price at Jo-Ann's is $6.99 for one blade. Quite the deal!

Before you place an order online (shipping was going to be $6.99), be sure to check the store locator. Surprise! There was a location just a few miles from my house--right on the way to Sonic so I could hit happy hour for a ginormous Diet Coke afterward.

I tried out the cheap blades today, and they seem to work very well. I'll need to test them out longer to be sure, but I'm pretty sure my days of buying their more expensive counterparts are over!

8 comments:

Ann Marie said...

HEHEHE I got my blades in the mail today as well. Those poor guys at Harbor Freight are going to be wondering what is up with the sudden sales in carpet blades. I even got my on sale last week for $1.49 for the pair.

**nicke... said...

that is awesome! i have a harbor freight in my town. i will be headed there tomorrow. i have a blue fiskars cutter so i am excited to see if they work.

Elizabeth D. said...

Holy moly, they fit a 45mm Olfa? That's what I've got - sounds like I'm heading to Harbor Freight when I run out of blades!! That is such a deal!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Yay! That is a fantastic tip. We have a Harbor Freight in town and I am definitely going to go check.

Alicia said...

I have been using harbor freight blades for a while now, and so far they last just as long....

susan@tickledpaisley said...

What a great find! Thank you!!! I hate spending that amount of $ on those blades and they really don't even last long.

Kelly Irene said...

Thanks for sharing this tip! Please do let us know how they work out for you. I usually get the 5 pack at Joann's when I have a 50% coupon.

Laura said...

nice tip! thanks