Monday, July 26, 2010

Rotary cutter blades


Here's some great money saving tips that I got from one of my yahoo quilt groups. Thanks Sue and Larriane. There are a couple places to buy rotary cutting blades for really good prices. You can shop online at both places, and Harbor Freight has local stores in many towns. These prices are just for the BLADES - not the whole cutter - though you can buy the entire cutter at the second place for pretty good prices, if you need a new cutter.

First one is Harbor Freight, for 45mm blades - they come in packages of 2, for $1.49. They are called carpet cutter blades, but ladies have been using them for some time in their quilt rotary cutters and find no difference, well, except for the price.




Another source, with bigger packages of blades, is South Star Supplies - they have a larger selection. Harbor Freigh only has the 45 mm ones. Depending on size - you get 10 blades to a pack for $17.95 from South Star. Again - that wonderful price.

I didn't calculate shipping, but if you have a Harbor Freight nearby you could stop in. Even with shipping the cost has got to be a lot cheaper than we have been paying.

7 comments:

Jackie Davis said...

Thank you for these sources. I know I found blades cheaper at Wal-Mart one time. But thank you very much again! I passed along to my sewing group!

Barb said...

Thanks for the tip.

A Garden of Threads said...

Thanks for the information, will have to check them out. See if they ship to Canada.

Crispy said...

Wow those are great prices. I've bookmarked them for the next time I need blades.

Thanks Jo,

Crispy

Fearless Nester said...

Can you believe I already have one of these? Yes I do, and I don't even quilt...YET! ~Lili

lila said...

great tips! I just hate discarding dull blades (is it that packrat gene again???)...and now I see a new blade sharpener being offered...so maybe one day, when I am making quilts again, I will try it!?

Missy said...

Our local Harbor Freight was out of the blades - but I bought the actual Carpet Cutter itself for $4 and it came with 3 blades...only $1.33 per blade! They work PERFECTLY in my Sullivans rotary cutter - cuts like butter! I use the rotary cutter on the knot-tied fleece blankets and it cuts thru both pieces of fleece wonderfully!