Thread: X-ACTO blades
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:10 PM
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Not exactly in line with this thread of finding good blades, but I extend the lives of my #11 X-Acto blades by stropping the tips on a piece of scrap soft leather (Tandy) glued to a paint stirring stick. I put some stropping compound on the leather and strop the blade tip whenever it seems to be getting dull. I started doing this after breaking the tip off of several X-Acto blades in a period of a week. Stropping seems to leave a pretty good tip, even if the original tip was broken off. Not the ideal solution, but less frustrating than changing blades every few days.
Wayne
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