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TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
edited June 2011 in General
What is the cheapest you've bought them for and where? I do know they are available on ebay. Just want looking for best value for 60* blades since I have several reg. cricut ones already.
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  • bossie1bossie1 Posts: 499Member
    http://elkinscreek.com/

    I buy here, not ebay, but the service is GREAT, and I think the prices are all about the same. He also has blade holders. Email him with any questions and he will get right back to you Valerie
  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    Thanks. A little higher than ones I've seen on ebay though.
    Kaleidoscope Creations
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  • ElkinsCreekVinylsElkinsCreekVinyls Posts: 45Member
    Thing is, not all blades are created the same. Most all blades are made in China, however, even though ours are made there too, our blades are made of either European (German) or Japanese steel, not Chinese steel. This equates to about twice the lifespan of standard Chinese steel blades.

    Guess this goes back to the old saying about getting what you pay for.
    Blades and holders for Roland, Graphtec, Silhouette, Mimaki, Ioline

    http://elkinscreek.com
  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    So you are saying your Roland blades are better than other Roland blades? I would think Roland is Roland. :-?
    Kaleidoscope Creations
    Born a Rambling Tam
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    ~ Brian Andreas
  • Liz_ALiz_A Posts: 5,356Member
    Well, there are designer clothes with their labels on them that are made in India or South American countries that are sold to the masses for a "masses price". You go to their elective salon on Fifth Avenue, and the items there are not made in those countries, and the price is much higher. Also, the market is flooded with counterfiet branded items.
  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    Oh, I just checked the website again and see that the higher quantity is better priced and with free shipping. I saw the 3 blades and checked on the 6 blade pack just now after looking on ebay again and saw you also sell there. A bit more on ebay but also understand you gotta make up their fees. Will definitely keep you in mind (just looking, not buying at the moment) - there are lots of listings from China. Uh... I'm not buying outside of US!
    Kaleidoscope Creations
    Born a Rambling Tam
    Sometimes I think I should just keep my opinions to myself, she said, but someone has got to be the voice of reason.
    ~ Brian Andreas
  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    Well, there are designer clothes with their labels on them that are made in India or South American countries that are sold to the masses for a "masses price". You go to their elective salon on Fifth Avenue, and the items there are not made in those countries, and the price is much higher. Also, the market is flooded with counterfiet branded items.
    I don't care what name is on my butt. :-))
    Kaleidoscope Creations
    Born a Rambling Tam
    Sometimes I think I should just keep my opinions to myself, she said, but someone has got to be the voice of reason.
    ~ Brian Andreas
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    So you are saying your Roland blades are better than other Roland blades? I would think Roland is Roland. :-?
    Roland is a brand name, but also a "type" of blade. It''s like the Staples mini gel pens. If you have a holder for them, you don't have to use Staples mini gel pens but you do have to find other gel pen that is the same size and height to fit into the holder.

    Same with this, there are different blades that will fir into the Roland holder but no all blades are the same. I know the Seikitech ones are the ones made in China but from "cemented carbide" from European material. I suspect they are similar to the ones sold at ElkinsCreekVinyl. I know the cricut ones were of lower quality than the Seikitech ones.

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  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    Thanks! I'm not even sure I need them since I don't cut much stuff. I'm trying to think of a need. :-))
    Kaleidoscope Creations
    Born a Rambling Tam
    Sometimes I think I should just keep my opinions to myself, she said, but someone has got to be the voice of reason.
    ~ Brian Andreas
  • Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,624Member
    I think I'll get a click blade holder & start buying the roland blades. If I read it right I can use them in the Expression, Gazelle & Silhouette. Nelad are you liking this better now? http://thatsscrapinc.com/clickholder.aspx It's out of stock right now.
  • dtcqueendtcqueen Posts: 184Member
    So the 60 and 45 degree blades will fit the housing for the Cricut Expression? Want to be sure before I purchase the blades. Thanks in advance!
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    I think I'll get a click blade holder & start buying the roland blades. If I read it right I can use them in the Expression, Gazelle & Silhouette. Nelad are you liking this better now? http://thatsscrapinc.com/clickholder.aspx It's out of stock right now.
    Nope, not yet. I tried it yesterday and was not pleased, still doing double cut. I took out the blade and made sure it was clean. Need to try another blade next.

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  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    So the 60 and 45 degree blades will fit the housing for the Cricut Expression? Want to be sure before I purchase the blades. Thanks in advance!
    My understanding is yes - it's the same size blades.
    Kaleidoscope Creations
    Born a Rambling Tam
    Sometimes I think I should just keep my opinions to myself, she said, but someone has got to be the voice of reason.
    ~ Brian Andreas
  • Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,624Member
    Nelda,
    Will the roland blades fit the original holders for the Cricut, Gazelle & Silhouette? And what's the difference between the 60 & 45 degrees?
    thanks, Rhoda J
  • susan_ID2293susan_ID2293 Posts: 2,814Member
    I have bought both the Roand 45 and 60 degree blades and used them in the Cricut, but I had some issues.

    All of the 60 degree blades fit in the deep cut blade holder and were able to be adjusted as you turn the blade dial from 1 to 6. All of the 45 degree blades fit and were adjustable in the original blade holder.
    However, some of the 45 degree blades did not adjust in the deep blade holder and some of the 60 degree blades did not fit in the original blade holder. (I have the plastic original holder, so not sure if that is the problem or not)

    Again it was not all of the blades, just some. So I am guessing that there are variations in the different batches of blades. Therefore I would suggest trying a new blade if one is not working right in a particular holder.
  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    I think the original part (the holder) was metal. They got cheap and went to plastic I heard.
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    ~ Brian Andreas
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Nelda,
    Will the roland blades fit the original holders for the Cricut, Gazelle & Silhouette? And what's the difference between the 60 & 45 degrees?
    thanks, Rhoda J
    Yes, yes, and no. Well yes, but only with the click holder that you buy separately. The original holder for the Sil as its own blade.

    The degree of the angle of the blade and how much of the blade is touching your paper. The 60 degree is actually for thicker material, since more touches the paper or material. 30 is supposed to be for very thin material (like vinyl) although I know a lot of people who use 60 for most everything.

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  • CynergyDivaCynergyDiva Posts: 5Member
    edited August 2011
    I saw some kind of metal roland blade holder, and I wonder if anyone has tried that and if it could be used in place of a deep cut holder; I don't really want to pay 40 bucks for one. I know some people are saying that the roland blades can work in the regular holder, but I want to be able to feed thicker stuff into the Cricut.

    Speaking of thicker material, Nelda you referred to vinyl as very thin. Everything I've read says you need the deep cut blade for vinyl. Are you using a different type of vinyl? Here's a link to the holder I saw on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Roland-blade-holder-Cutting-plotter-holder-3pc-45-/150567255850?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230e81ff2a

    I'm also wondering where to buy a pazzles blade holder. Unless I'm just not seeing it, it looks to me like they only sell their specialty cutters on their website.

    xoxo
    Cyne

    Edited to add: Does anyone know if the eclips holder can be a replacement for the cricut deep cut holder?
    Post edited by CynergyDiva on
  • artsie1artsie1 Posts: 1,437Member
    I bought a E deep cut holder on clearance for about 8 bucks I think at JoAnn Fabrics once. Actually, only used it once so far. Watch clearance.
  • susan_ID2293susan_ID2293 Posts: 2,814Member
    You can also use a 50% off coupon at Joanns and get it for $15. You can even use an AC Moore or Michael's coupon. Just make sure that the Cricut accessories are not on sale at the time. This week they are 25% off, so you cannot use a coupon.

    Also, I have seen them new for $10 to $15 on ebay.
  • CynergyDivaCynergyDiva Posts: 5Member
    I guess I should have mentioned that I'm looking for an alternative to the Cricut one. I've heard bad things about it.
  • CynergyDivaCynergyDiva Posts: 5Member
    Also, where does everyone get these coupons?
  • artsie1artsie1 Posts: 1,437Member
    Sometimes, if you subscribe to their site, also newspapers.
  • susan_ID2293susan_ID2293 Posts: 2,814Member
    For Michael's and AC Moore, you can go to their websitesand they have the coupons with the weekly ads there you can print out. For Joann's you have to signup for emails from them.

    It depends on what machine you want to use the blade holder in as to which one you should get. I haven't had any problems with the Cricut holder in my Expression.
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Also, where does everyone get these coupons?
    I go here and get Js and Ms and AC Moore coupons. http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/ I go to the HL site to get theirs.
    Speaking of thicker material, Nelda you referred to vinyl as very thin. Everything I've read says you need the deep cut blade for vinyl. Are you using a different type of vinyl?
    I use 45 for vinyl. 60 is for deep cuts and for detailed cuts (since there is more of an angle and less blade that might come in contact with the material). I think people prefer it for the detail that it may allow for.

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  • AdonijahAdonijah Posts: 1,575Member
    Thanks Nelda for the illustrations. Makes perfect sense. You get a gold star and so does this topic! LOL
  • Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,624Member
    I just bought my third package of blades from elkinscreek.com. Now I have fabric, regular & blades for the heavy stuff. I like ordering from them. You order & they ship fast. I need to try out the heavy duty ones asap. I have a pile of disassembled cardboard that I need to do something with before I have to confess in the hoarder/clutterbug thread. ;-)
  • wendywendy Posts: 88Member
    So these blades will work in the Gazelle as well as those purchased from Bosskut site?
  • Rhoda JayneRhoda Jayne Posts: 1,624Member
    Yes, they will work in the Gazelle & Cricut. With the blade holder they are supposed to work with the Silhouette SD. I haven't tried them in my Sil yet.
  • rsmobley85rsmobley85 Posts: 499Member
    edited August 2011
    I buy these blades from this person on Ebay. I got the 60 degree blades and they work great in my KNK groove and my Cricut Expression. You get 5 blades for $7.20 with free shipping.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260495212774&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    Sharon
    Post edited by rsmobley85 on
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  • TAMinatorTAMinator Posts: 2,886Member
    I have a pile of disassembled cardboard that I need to do something with before I have to confess in the hoarder/clutterbug thread. ;-)
    :-))
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    Born a Rambling Tam
    Sometimes I think I should just keep my opinions to myself, she said, but someone has got to be the voice of reason.
    ~ Brian Andreas
  • hwganghwgang Posts: 2,340Member
    Do Roland blades (and the cricut (?) click blade holder??) fit in KNK or Black Cat machines?

    Sorry, I know the blades fit in the KNK machines, but what about BC and the blade holder for either. Will the Cricut ones work? (I have extras, so I'm hoping yes).
    Lynne
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  • rsmobley85rsmobley85 Posts: 499Member
    I used the Cricut Green blade holder in my KNK to do some testing. You just have to look at where it sits as its longer then the KNK holder. So have to make sure its up off the mat and paper and screw it in tight.

    I use those roland blades in my KNK holder and my Cricut holder just fine.

    Sharon
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  • mjnixmjnix Posts: 388Member
    Why is this soooo confusing?
  • CeCeCreatesCeCeCreates Posts: 1,869Member
    The cricut click blade holder does not fit the black cat machines.
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Why is this soooo confusing?
    I agree. I wish that all cutters would just use the same blade for basic cutting. I understand the need for special blades for special purposes (fabric, deep, etc.) but at least have one basic blade that can be used in all machines.

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  • mjnixmjnix Posts: 388Member
    So, if you want a Roland blade to be a replacement for more expensive blades which ones should you buy and which holder. I have a personal cricut and a Sil?
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    The Roland blade fits into the cricut holder. If you have a Sil you may want to consider the click holder from the Black Cat people. I don't think it works as well as the CB09 holder (with Graphtec blades) but that is the only holder for the Sil that will take Roland blades. I have more info on my blog http://papercraftingwithnelda.blogspot.com/p/tips-for-silhouette.html
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  • mjnixmjnix Posts: 388Member
    Thank You Nelda!!!
  • SharoninFLSharoninFL Posts: 2Member
    Anyone know if the Sizzix Eclips Blade Holder (that Joanns has on sale) will work in Gazelle?
  • CandiDCandiD Posts: 5Member
    Speaking of the Eclips blade holder, does anyone know if it will fit the Cameo? The new style Silhouette housing is a nightmare, I bought a click holder but still having some issues adjusting it so also looking at alternatives. From videos I've watched from sizzix it looks like the Eclips holder slides into the Eclips, so I wonder if it would fit in the Cameo which has a similar design? For what it's worth the click holder I bought for my Cameo also fits in my Cricut Expression and cuts just fine.
  • ShanaShana Posts: 2Member
    Yeah I agree the new Cameo housing is a nightmare...I got the CB09 holder and it does NOT fit in the new Cameo...just to let anyone know who was looking for a different holder. Candi please let me know if you have any luck with the Eclips blade holder.
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    I like the new Cameo holder/blade for my Zing. It works so much easier and better than what I had....but it is very different!
    Missouri
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    It is interesting that the CB09 fits fine into the Silhouette but won't fit in the Cameo. Is it too loose or too tight?
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  • CandiDCandiD Posts: 5Member
    No luck on getting an Eclips owners to test to see if the holder will fit in a Cameo (I even asked if anyone would try it in a Cricut since if the circumference was right to tighten in the cricut then it should in theory fit the Cameo) but no luck so far. I might just buy one and see what happens, just hate potentially wasting the money if it doesn't fit.
  • KarenBinPaKarenBinPa Posts: 552Member
    Sharon, about that ebay link, they say they are for vinyl.

    Is that how you're using them, for vinyl? I mainly cut cardstock and have been using the pazzles inspiration blades. But I need more and this is a better deal, cost wise. I want to make sure I understand though. You use the ebay listed blades, in your expression, to cut cardstock, using the cricut blade housing. And it works fine.

    Am I getting that right??

    So confused....

    Karen
  • rsmobley85rsmobley85 Posts: 499Member
    Yes, I use them in my Expression and KNK Groove, I cut cardstock and bazzill most of the time. And they work just fine. I think they just list them as for vinyl because "Vinyl" machines are more known, But those same machines are what we use for paper.

    Sharon
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  • ShanaShana Posts: 2Member
    Okay everyone...I somehow managed to get the CB09 holder to fit in the Cameo. It's not a perfect fit and its quite snug (thought it was too tight initially) but we'll see how it cuts tonight. keep you posted.
  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    Okay everyone...I somehow managed to get the CB09 holder to fit in the Cameo. It's not a perfect fit and its quite snug (thought it was too tight initially) but we'll see how it cuts tonight. keep you posted.
    Thanks! I would like to hear about your results. Others have said they could use it. I am considering using it in my Zing (although it takes Graphtec blades, not Roland).

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  • glitteryladybugglitteryladybug Posts: 334Member
    I just won a 5 pack of blades for 99cents! \:D/
    Has anyone tried these on fabric?
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