I wouldn't say very durable , but damm good for there price. I compared them to surgical blades, and they have about the same sharpness, a bit less durable. but you can't get wrong with 10 cents per blade.
I have found that planning ahead can keep the costs down and prevent the need for rush orders. When I have time I go through the supplies listed on the tabs on the left, when I find something I use or may use I add it to my wish list, then whenever I order some I need, like a new airplane, etc., I go through my wish list and place orders for the small stuff to take advantage of the extra shipping weight available. I rarely have more than a gram left in my shipping weight.
I use the wish list just like Dan. Knife blades are always in my wish list and if I need a pack or two to fill the shipping weight to the max, I toss them in. Try the ceramic bladed hobby knife. 3 Blades will last about the same time or longer than 10 steel blades. You need the knife and blades as the standard knife will not hold the ceramic blade.
No matter when you ask it will be 30 days. Ask today and it will be 30 days. Then ask in 29 days time and it will be 30 days. That's why we see items out of stock for 120 days. 30 days is a stock answer. Basically it's available when it gets there.
As I answered to another person, planning ahead will help reduce the need for rush orders. If it is on back order change your plans until it comes in. I live in Canada and except for the last few weeks because of Christmas my orders were 10-20 days, regular mail. My last order was 31 days and the one being filled now is on-route and should be here at about 16 days, not bad! HK places bulk orders for as many products as it can from the factories, the lead time for re-tooling is months and sometimes there is no way to keep up on products that "really take off". I need a flight stabilizer for my Floater FPV but it just went back order, so I plan to move up to the next level and get an auto-pilot. Soon I'm sure I'll be glad they ran out of the stabilizer I normally buy.
Dave, you should reply at the answer with the reply button linked to the user question. And you can be award for your reply, but if you reply in the question box, you never can have awards by other user.
and now you relate humor only with playgrounds :-)
and even if i talk like a child, children are not allowed to post anything here?
i want you to be happy dude tell me how do i remove this post eh
man everybody handle things differently. like some try to be least serious and some get pissed only because they can't get a joke :)
p.s. "why so serious?"
It must be very hard to live in a country which is so hard on imports. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone buying from Hobbyking and being hassled by the Aussie customs. We do have items banned such as knives, firearms, lasers and the usual foodstuff and fruit etc. But they allow us $200.00 per parcel and out of 70 something parcels have never had one opened, yet.
these blades are excellent for cutting almost any material from foam to balsa..ther are rigid and strong too..made from good quality steel.i have plenty of them..thanks hobbyking for pricing them too low
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Yes. They are about the best for the price you can find. Every few months I load up the cheapest shipping package with an order of blades. I always order before I'm out and always have some coming. They slice through foam, balsa, and fingers alike!
Actually they are very sharp but unfortunately nothing like a surgeons scalpel blade. Firstly they are definitely not sterile, secondly they are the wrong shape for a scalpel blade and finally the surgical scalpel is laser sharpened. A huge difference for a surgeon but for the hobbyist, probably the best, most versatile and used tool on the bench. Plus possibly the least expensive. I'd sure hate to be cut open by one of these blades. Use great care in using them in case you perform self surgery
How long will it take HobbyKing to bust ADAM and HUBERT for fraudulently abusing the credit sysytem? You are going to F! it all up for the rest of us who enjoy getting credit for helping people. Get bent!
I feel sorry for retailers trying to operate a little customer service then having customers try to abuse their systems. Ungentlemanly conduct!!! I disliked having to clear out the rubbish it generated on my page!
i dont know what good it will do but i went to the main page of the blades to look at all the discussions.... on this page you can click the "report" on the bottom right of all the questions and answers.... SO I DID! you can not click these from the hk answer section you have to go to the main page where the item is listed!
Wanted to give credit to you OldFartFlyer, as you were the poor guy answering their questions and geting nothing in return :( Have to give it to Chris cause he taught me something i did not know. Next time mate :) Thnaks guys.
Looks like HK finally gave Adam and Hubert the hook. I had a look at their profiles and they were pulling the same stunt on various other products. I must have hit the Report button 20 times. Good work by all of you who did the same. Cheers, Steve
I assure you Adam and Hubert were little fish compared to Kellyann, Allison and their gang of fake IDs. One greedy person in India had 6 fake IDs and managed to scam over $2,000.00 in roughly 12 months. Plus another 14 different groups trying to do the same. One group had 10 fake IDs. Almost 40 people scamming, caught and no longer on the forum.
I bought 3 packs of these over a year ago and am still on the first pack. I use a fine whetstone before any cutting and during if I notice any tearing while cutting. I only replace the blades if I break the tip. Very simple, just a few circular strokes and the blade is good as new, if not better.
Look, I already tried that and don't think that was one good idea. I'm not an expert with the grindstone so I can't say for sure, but, after the grindstone they could cut again but is not the same as new. if you'r good with that I believe that you shouldn't have any problems to get it good as new again.
You can sharp it but I advise you to balance it well after that process. Anyway, I advise you to change a propeller after that had a shock. Never try to repair or re-balance a propeller after a shock because it can have a weakness.
Even if you sharpen it on a grindstone, I bet you will never get a the sharpness that is factory made. Spare blades are hardly anything. Im using one of these for 5 months. Had ordered for spare blades. I design my frames from balsa (old school) and the blade life is beyond expectation havent had to open the spare blade pack yet!
These seem to have shot up from $0.79 to $0.99. If they have its a huge jump. Someone may be able to correct me on this, but I bought some when they originally came on sale. For all that though, they are a great buy
No deixa nada a desejar em relao XACTO. Muito boa e por um preo muito aquem da XACTO. Comprei 100 unidades e me sinto vontade para usa-las sem economia, pois poderei comprar mais a qualquer hora, com um dispendio insignificante. Valeu!!!!
Extremely Sharp and good value for money. I use them for cutting my Biofoam shock flyer. You need a new blade for every new model that you make. I bought 8 packs at one to save on the shipping and time. These are extremely sharp, so be carefull. They are very much similar to the surgical blades (#11)
if you are buying the knife, you got to buy this spare blades, i change every knife when i start to work on a new plane, a old knife and new knife really tell the different, its can cut smoothly only when you change a new knife