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Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby saboo on Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:09 pm

I have recently received some viciously sharp blades that take the place of the standard #11 blades we are used to using.

On eBay search for this expression "100X Scalpel BLADES Knife Blade 11# "

You should be able to get 100 for about $10-12 US postage paid.

They fit the handles very well when a short bit is snapped off the handle end of the blade.

They are very sharp. They will cut to the bone with a single slice, when you are not careful. The cut is smooth and clean but hurts like the dickens.

They usually come with a handle, but they are not as good as the good old Xacto handle.

Cutting covering, foam, depron foam, balsa, etc is just a dream. Price is dirt cheap. Very sharp.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:46 pm

Thanks for the tip Jim...very s-h-a-r-p tip indeed..!
I like buying these by the 100 pack.
Can you snap the piece of the handle end off with a decent pair of pliers ? Or is that when it bites you?

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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:11 pm

Order placed ..$13.86 Canadian ..payment via Paypal..easy..!

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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby saboo on Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:14 am

Yes Bill, the blade is easy to snap off a bit from the end that goes into the blade holder. I just partially open the end of the sterile package, hold the package while I grip the end with pliers. A quick snap and done.

Grips well in a hobby knife handle.

Only problem is the delivery time from China. But once you get 100, it takes a while to use them up.

NEVER cut towards your flesh. Towards a helper, no problem. YOURSELF NEVER. The fix is sutures. You can order those online as well if you are so inclined.8-)

If you would like a couple to try, give me a call. Happy to give you 2 or 3.

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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:00 pm

Received an email today....order has shipped for mid Jan. delivery. We shall see..!


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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby the-mailman on Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:24 pm

Can you post the link for the seller you're dealing with on Ebay? There are so many sellers it would be good to know who's trustworthy that you've bought from.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:08 pm

the-mailman wrote:Can you post the link for the seller you're dealing with on Ebay? There are so many sellers it would be good to know who's trustworthy that you've bought from.


here it is .. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/100pcs-11-Blades ... SwPcVVpeT0

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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Blades arrived today..!

I should be able to get into lots of trouble with these babies..!

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New postby the-mailman on Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:15 pm

Wow, that was fast. Must be a record. Especially from Hong Kong.
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Re: Inexpensive blades for hobby knife handles

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:45 pm

Not bad delivery time for "free shipping" - about 20 days. They need to be shortened to fit an XACTO handle and they are somewhat tough to cut off. I used two pair of pliers, a needle nose pair to hold the blade and a lineman type to do the cutting. (Just re-read Jim's method of cutting above, and must use his method of NOT unwrapping the entire blade prior to cutting the end off. I haven't cut myself YET, but could likely do that when working on about the fourth blade..OUCH!)

Each of those foil packets has 10 individually wrapped blades inside.

Here's a pic of the Blade..

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