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Old 08-23-2004, 10:03 AM   #21
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Buying in bulk is the way to go. Even if the blades are cheaper (not as sharp) I still feel we win..

I have a 100 box of eth #11 blades, and also a 100 box of single edged razor blades. Each job has a speiciifc tool.

But my favoite 'overall' cutter is teh small 'Olfa cutter' that has been talked about. Now, they [Olfa] also sell a 'snap off blade' taht has the same 'angle' as a #11 blade. I use these almost exclusively.

If the blade wobbles a bit, just pinch teh end where teh blade ciomes out, to hold it tighter..
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:04 AM   #22
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I also purchase my blades in the 100's box. I think its worth the bit extra to purchase the best quality ones.

Also a couple of years back I purchased a blade re-sharpener from a fellow who is at the Toledo expo every year and Its quick and works like a charm! A couple of quick swipes across the wet stone and its as sharp as new. Saves time and expense having to change blades often especially in a very involved covering job.

This is also where it pays to buy the best quality blades because they sharpen up so much better , easier and quicker than the cheepie blades. I think this system works great, well, for me anyway. Not trying to be cheep but it gets you through in a pinch if you run out of new blades and I can sit and sharpen a couple of dozen while watching my favourite shows on TV.
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:46 AM   #23
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Whenever I buy #11 blades, I usually have to get the x-acto brand. The reason is that my workshop is very damp and the normal #11 blades develop rust overtime. The local Home Hardware sells packs of 5 stainless steel x-acto brand blades for 2.99. And also, they do tend to be of a little higher quality.

It's a higher price to pay, but it sure beats having 100 blades rust within a week of taking one out of the package

When it comes to covering, I agree that the snap-off olfa blades are the best. I pick up a pack of 50 from the hardware store and they last all year (that's with my dad taking a few here and there too). But I found out too that those blades rust easily, so I always keep them upstairs, away from the damp basement workshop.
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