Thread: X-ACTO blades
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:23 AM
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How do the Hobbico brand number 11 blades from Great Planes/Tower Hobbies compare to the others?
Even though I do far more plastic and wood than paper and cardboard, they have served okay for what paper and cardstock work I do.
I haven't tried their variant with the back-angled tip.
Looking at their website now I see Revell offers same variant.

And I guess this explains why I haven't bought X-Acto in several years - because looking at the packages they just didn't have good vibes. I didn't have a clue why, but, they just felt, off, somehow.
Maybe that sounds goofy, but it is a way my being seems to operate a lot of the time.

Will see what I can find in Olfa. I'm just old enough that my first thought is local store here in our farm burg instead of internet!
Except for books, we have no local small town bookstore and they wouldn't stock the kind of nonfiction train, plane, boat, and space, books I buy anyway.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere, not detail.
later, F Scott W
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