Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Co. -October and November,2018

After a very slow summer here at Ault’s, we are now getting back into the swing of things. In the past 10 days, we vended at the Crooked River Hookin last Saturday when almost 150 rug hookers gathered to celebrate Hooktober Fest. A really nice day was had by all. Thank you to the sponsors of the event.

As many of you know, we specialize in new and used equipment for rug hooking. We have used Fraser and Rigby machines priced from $150.00 to $325.00. The price varies according to Make, Model, and Age of the machine. These are machines we get here as trade-ins for our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine. We clean, lubricate, adjust and fix any issues. Then we sell them to mostly newer rug hookers since it is an easy way to get into hooking without spending several hundred dollars. Please call us at 419-347-9957 if you have questions about these used models.

Another way we are supporting the rug hooking industry is by manufacturing cutter heads and cleaning fingers for Rigby machines. I believe Rigby has closed down manufacturing but there are many good machines still cutting wool every day. We have several sizes of new cutter heads and the matching cleaning finger, including size 5,6,8 and 3/8 inch. Also, we have quite a few smaller sizes that we have sharpened to a like-new condition. Cutter heads are $62.50 each (plus shipping) and matching cleaning fingers are $12.50 each.

If you are ready to get a brand new Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting Machine, we have them in stock and ready to ship. Similar to the older Townsend machines, ours uses drop-in, lift-out cutter cartridges. No adjusting the machine to cut the size strips you want. Our cutter cartridges also fit the machines that were made by Townsend.
The machine retails for $315.00 and each cutter cartridge is $175.00. Includes a nice fabric carrying case to protect your machine. Shipping is $20.00 to the continental USA.

Our web pages are being brightened up for easier use. Our Grand Daughter is into that new stuff and she is doing the design work. The new site may be available around years end.

That’s all for now. More next month. Be sure to call us if you have equipment questions.

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Attention Rigby Machine Owners- New Cutter Heads Now Available

Most of you know how difficult it has been to get new Rigby Cutter Heads. Difficult for a long time and now I believe they are out of business. So, when you have an opportunity to get new cutter heads, jump on it. We currently have our Ault’s sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8″ heads and cleaning fingers in stock and ready to ship. They fit Rigby H, D and C machines.

Now here’s the deal on getting the 1/2″ cutter head and cleaning finger. Lots of Primitive Rug Hookers have asked about this size. We are going to help you save money ($6.50) on the 1/2″ parts. Here’s how you proceed and save a few dollars. This also helps me get an idea of about how many to have made.

I have a GoFundMe account set up for you to use while ordering these parts. Please help me fund the initial machine work by giving my GoFundMe Account an order, via your donation. Your out-of-pocket cost is $75.00 to donate to the fund. And for that, you will get a brand new cutter head and cleaning finger from us as soon as we have them in stock. You will be saving $6.50 with each GoFundMe deposit you make.

This is probably a one-time deal to get this wide strip cutter head for your Rigby H, D or C machine. So, don’t let this deal slip away without ordering from the following address:

Thank you for participating!! Please help me spread the word about the 1/2″ cutters by telling others who have a Rigby machine about the GoFundMe account.

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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Co.–July Newsletter

Hope You Had A Great Independence Day

Our Daughter and Granddaughter visited from the East Coast. While they were here we decided to update the website. So, hope you will plan to visit our site in a couple of weeks to see what the improvements look like. I will send a reminder when the new site is up and running.


Sizzix Machine Used to Cut Hooking Strips

We have the machine and sizes 6,8, and 9 templates in stock and ready to ship. You can cut loads of strips in a very short time. Call for details. 419-347-9957


Machine Reconditioning Available At Ault’s

Although we sell the Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting Machine we know there are still lots of rug hookers who use Rigby and Fraser Machines to cut their strips. If your machine does not work like it did when new, we are here to recondition it. We charge $45.00 plus return shipping. Your machine will work like it did when it was new after we work on it.


Need New or Reconditioned Cutter Heads for your Rigby

We have new sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8″ cutter heads and cleaning fingers for your Rigby Model H, C, or D. They retail for $60.00 per cutter head and $12.00 for matching cleaning fingers.

Or, maybe you want to have you existing cutters resharpened. We do that, too. The cost for regrinding cutter heads is $37.50 each. Call for details regarding shipping them to us. We return your existing cutter heads in 2-3 days after they get to us. 4129-347-9957


Rug Hooking and Proddy Frames Are Made Right Here in Shelby, Ohio

If you visit our website at you will be able to look over our proddy and hooking frames. I have them in stock and can ship the next day.


Used Rigby and Fraser Machines For Sale

Call about our reconditioned machines if you want to explore pricing and models available.


How to Contact Us

Larry and Gloria Ault-419-347-9957

Mailing Address- 21 River Bend Drive, Shelby, OH 44875

Location-49 East Main Street, Rear, Shelby, OH 44875


That’s all for now!!



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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Co. –Mid June Newsletter

Summer is a slower time for Ault’s since many rug hookers also have outside hobbies. Yes, things are a little slow here. So, here are some updates about things happening here.


Kit Maker Cutter Cartridges Available- I have two used Long cartridges for the Beeline and Townsend machines. These are used but still operate nicely. If you need to cut lots of strips, these will help you get cutting done faster. I have sizes 8L and 9.5L. These are available for your choice at $250.00 each or get the pair for $475.00.  Shipping is $10.00. I am selling them “AS IS”, no refund.


Proddy Frames-We have three sizes of proddy frames. If you are interested in these frames, please call me to discuss pricing and shipping (419-347-9957)


Bent Hooks- We have bent hooks for those rug hookers who are suffering from arthritis or other arm and wrist conditions. $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping.


Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting Machines- Our machine body retails for $305 (shipping $20.00) and that includes a nice carrying case. Our cutter cartridges are $175.00 each ( shipping $10.00) and fit our machine as well as Townsend and Beeline models.


Used Wool Cutting Machines- We have a nice supply of Fraser and Rigby machines priced very reasonably from $125.00 to $325, depending on make, model and cutter head condition. Please call (419-347-9957) for details. These machines have been reconditioned and operate like they did when new.


Does you cutting machine need some repair or adjustment? We recondition Rigby and Fraser machines for $45.00 (return shipping $15.00). If it needs parts, they are extra. Please call for shipping and payment details (419-347-9957).


Do you need a sign? We custom design routed signs from wood and man-made materials. Call if you’d like to discuss pricing and design.


Our toll-free phone number is no longer operational. Reach us at 419-347-9957. Or, call  us for an appointment to come to the workshop. We no longer sell wool or patterns–just equipment.

More later,

Larry Ault




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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company–June 2018 Newsletter

Cut Loads of hooking strips in NO Time-well almost !!!

We have a supply of dies for cutting rug hooking strips. These dies are 6 inches wide and work in the Sizzix Big Shot Plus machine. We stock the machine in limited numbers and occasionally see the machine on the internet for less than we retail it for. So, it pays to check around to see if you can find a deal on the machine. 

With our Sizzix dies you cut around 20 strips at a time and you can cut strips up to about 50 inches long, depending on how you fold the wool and place it on the die. Our supply currently consists of the Big Shot Plus Machine-($160.00), dies size 6, 8 and 9 ($199.00) and if you need the pressure plates (you do unless you already have the appropriate size of pressure plate for the 25″ die) ($29.99).

Please call me at 419-347-9957 if you are interested in knowing more about this cutting system.

Townsend Kit Maker Cutter Cartridges

I have two used Kit Maker cutter cartridges in stock. They were made by Townsend and fit the Townsend or BeeLine machines. I have sizes 8L and 9.5L. I also have the matching cutting plates needed to make these cutter cartridges work in your machine. Each one is $199.95 plus shipping with the cutter plates. I am selling these but cannot make a refund if you decide they are not for you.

Ault’s Roller Frames

For years we have built frames for rug hooking. We make three sizes, 11 by 14″, 15 by 22″, another one that is about 15 by 27″. Our frames are different than most others since two sides of our frame are moveable and allow the hooker to easily mount or remove the background fabric. Shipping is $20.00 each. 

11 by 14″ Roller Frame $159.95

15 by 22″ Favorite Roller Frame $189.95

15 by 27″ Large Roller Frame $209.95

We also manufacture a floor stand that accepts any of our three sizes of frames. $124.95 plus shipping.

Parts for Rigby Models D and H

We manufacture popular sizes of cutter heads and cleaning fingers for Rigby machines. We stock sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8″ cutters and matching cleaning fingers. They retail for $60.00 each and matching cleaning fingers are $12.00. Shipping is $7.50 per order.

Sharpening cutter heads for your Rigby Machine

We resharpen worn Rigby cutter heads for $37.50 per cutter. Call me (419-347-9957) for shipping and payment details.

More Later!!

Contact info: Larry Ault, 419-347-9957,,


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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company–Mid May Newsletter

We have had a lot of interest in used wool fabric cutting machines recently but we still have several reconditioned machines in stock. These are Fraser and Rigby machines that work like they did when new, Prices for reconditioned machines range from $195 to $325.00 depending on make, model and cutter heads. Please call me at 419-347-9957 if you wand to discuss our inventory and pricing. We ship for $15.00 by USPS Priority mail.

WE also have cutter heads for the Rigby Models H and D. Our sizes available are sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8″ (#9). $60.00 for the cutter head and cleaning fingers (if you do not have the correct one) are $10.00 each. Shipping is $7.50 for up to three cutterheads.

We still regrind Rigby Cutter heads for $37.50. We return quickly (usually 2-3 days).

Please do not call the toll free number since it is does not belong to Ault’s any more.

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Ault’s Rug Hooking Newsletter for May, 2018

We know there are still lots of rug hookers who use the Rigby Models H and D.

We manufacture and sell new cutter heads (sizes 5,6,8,and 3/8″)that fit Rigby Model H and D machines. Pictured above are sizes 5,6,8, and 3/8″ cutters with the matching cleaning fingers.Cutters are $60.00 and cleaning fingers are $10.00. Shipping is $7.50.

We also regrind used cutter heads to get them back into usable condition. The cost to sharpen is $37.50 each. Please call 419-347-9957 for shipping and payment information.

Need a Looks and Operates like new Bliss Machine?

I recently got a Bliss machine in on trade for some rug hooking supplies. The machine needed a thorough overhall so I sent it to Fraser for repair. This machine was re-conditioned with a brand new paint job, a new crank handle and new suction cup feet, and all the adjustments to get back into Like New Condition. This machine is priced right at $349.00, about $75.00 less than a new machine.

Want a really inexpensive cutting machine to start your rug hooking hobby?

We know everyone does not purchase a brand new cutter when they are starting into rug hooking. I tell new hookers they may spend up to $1000.00, depending on what frames, cutters and supplies they start with. Here is a Rigby Model H (older version) that still has years of cutting left in it. I can sell this machine to you(or you can tell a new hooker) for $195.00 with a new 5,6,8 or 3/8″ cutter head installed.

We also have used current versions of the Rigby H ($325.00), Rigby D ($375.00)and Fraser 500-1 ($325.00) machines. Shipping is $15.00.

The cutters shown above fit the Townsend/Beeline machines and cut more strips at a time. Commonly called KIT Maker cutters.

The two cutter cartridges shown above are Kit Maker sizes. They cut extra strips compared to the regular cutter cartridges. One is the size 8L and it cuts 5 strips at a time.  Priced at $250.00. The other is 9.5L. It is $275 and cuts 4 at a time. They also come with the Kit maker Plates that fit the Townsend/Beeline machine. These cutters work fine but I cannot accept a return on either if you decide not to keep them. Shipping is $7.50 for either size or $10.00 for both.

We can be reached by phone at 419-347-9957 or by email at Please do not call the toll free number since it no longer belongs to us.

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Ault’s April Newsletter

Like I have always said, we will not over load your with posts that are too frequent. Here is an update for April, 2018.

  1. We are vending on April 14, 2018, at the hookin at Saline, MI. We have vended there for about 15 years, except for the year I had a broken hip. Over the years our business has evolved from everything you could possibly need for rug hooking to the hooking equipment specialty we now have. The store is no more but we are available by appointment to demonstrate and sell our wares. No wool, no patterns, etc., just equipment. If there is a piece of equipment you need and you are going to the April 14 Hookin, please contact me in the next few days and I will bring whatever it is you need. You save on shipping.
  2. What is our most popular equipment item. Surprisingly, it is used wool strip cutting machines. These are Fraser© or Rigby© machines that I have reconditioned to work like they did when new. These machines are quite popular with rug hookers who are just starting and don’t want to pay a lot for a new machine. Of course, we like to sell our own Ault’s© Wool Fabric cutting machines but that is not always in the picture for starting hookers. Used machines ready to cut wool when they arrive range from $125.00 to $325.00 depending on age and model.
  3. At the April 14 show we are announcing our dies for cutting multiple, long strips of wool. These dies are ready to crank through a Sizzix© machine. We have sizes 6,8, & 9 available now and ready for shipment to you for under $200.00. Call for details at 419-347-9957.
  4. We sharpen cutter heads (mostly Rigby©, but also Fraser©). You can send me your rough cutter heads and in just a few days they will return to you with a nice sharp edge. We charge $37.50 to sharpen, including return postage. Call for details–419-347-9957.
  5. Have you tried to get new Rigby© cutter heads in the past few months? Yes, they have been scarce as hens teeth for years. We now manufacture cutter heads which fit the Rigby Model H and D. We also have the matching cleaning fingers. Cutter heads are $60.00 each and cleaning fingers are $10.00 each. We have sizes 5,6,8 & 3/8″ (some call it a size 9).
  6. That’s all for now(less than 400 words but filled with details). More next month.Contacts for Ault’s are:, and 419-347-9957.
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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Co. March 2018 Newsletter

After spending 5 weeks in sunny Florida I am back in the store and ready to kick off our spring campaign. Thank you for doing business with us!!

Larry Ault

1.Used and reconditioned Rigby and Fraser Wool Fabric Cutting Machines–We have a nice supply of used machine at competitive prices. $125.00 to $325.00 depending on age, condition, cutter head and Model. Call (419-347-9957) for pricing on a machine that fits your price range.

2. New Cutter heads for Rigby Models H and D– $60.00 each–matching cleaning finger $10.00.

3. Ault’s Wool fabric Cutting Machine-Our price is still $305 for the base unit and drop-in, lift-out cutter cartridges are $175.00.

4. Ault’s Roller Frames–We still have three popular sizes of roller frames for rug hooking. Prices range from $159.95 to $209.95. Matching floor stands are $125.00.

5. Rigby and Fraser machine service– We service, clean, adjust and fix used machines for $45.00 plus return shipping.

6. Proddy Frames–Although the demand is limited, we still build three sizes of Proddy frames. If you want to get started at Proddy you will love our frames in small, medium and large sizes.

7. Our hook supply is growing since I am back to turning handles for the Ault Shank which makes hooking with wider strips a real breeze.

8. Please contact us during daytime hours at 419-347-9957 to discuss any rug hooking needs you have. We no longer carry wool or patterns, just hooking equipment. Visit our web site at for more info.

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Happy New Year from Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Co.

Hope 2018 turns out to be your best ever. Here are some things we will emphasize here at Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company in 2018.
1. Our Ault’s Wool Fabric cutting machine ($305) and our lift-out,drop-in cutter cartridges (175.00 each)
2. Our Ault’s Roller Frames available in three different sizes–small, medium and large from $159.95 to $199.00 plus actual UPS delivery charge.
3. Our custom crafted hooks with our beautiful turned handles made from Native and Exotic woods.
4. Our sharpening service for Rigby and Fraser cutter heads–we charge $37.50 per unit to sharpen and return your cutters in 2-3 days.
5. Our Rigby and Fraser repair service and reconditioning so your old machine will work like it did when new–$45.00 plus any parts needed and shipping
6. Our great deals on reconditioned Rigby and Fraser machines for sale at very reasonable prices–some as low as $100.00 and none higher than $325.00
7. Our vending at hook-ins in Michigan, Ohio and Florida where we serve the equipment needs of all rug hookers.
8. We stock and sell #5,6,8 and 3/8″ cutters and cleaning fingers for Rigby Models H and D — cutters $60.00 and cleaning fingers $10.00 plus shipping.
9. We are able to make beautifully engraved and painted signs at reasonable prices on our computerized router tables
10. Custom crafted wood items like our Ault’s Cutter Caddy, a great way to hold your clamp-on cutter and gather cut strips in the attached collection box
11. We are exploring other ways to cut hooking strips and intend to introduce a new product line on our web site in 2018.

If any of our items spark any interest in Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company, please give us a call during daytime hours at 419-347-9957 or visit our web-site at 24 hours per day . We no longer have regular store hours and we no longer sell wool yardage but we are happy to set up appointments for rug hookers who want to come to our store to explore our products.

Again, Happy New Year fro Larry and Gloria!!!!

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