Used Wool Fabric Cutters Available At Ault’s Rug Hooking Store

Two Used Fraser Fabric Cutters

Since we manufacture our own wool fabric cutter, we take trade-ins of Fraser and Rigby machines. I currently have two really nice used Rigby machines with size 8 cutter heads.  The retail price here in the store is $149.95 and we will be glad to arrange for shipping if you cannot get to our store. Store hours are Thursday and Friday, 1-4:00 and Saturday 10-2:00.

Special Pricing at 30% off for wool

Don’t miss out on our September wool special. We are taking 30% off the regular price for all ready to cut wool inventory.

We are Vending

You can see our wools, frames and cutters at the Malabar Farm State Park  Heritage Days near Lucus and Mansfield  Ohio,  on September 24th, 2011. We will have lots of yardage of bolted wool available for sale.

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102 Responses to Used Wool Fabric Cutters Available At Ault’s Rug Hooking Store

  1. Judy Landers says:

    I am looking for a cutter, but not sure of the size. I am new at this. I do rug hooking. So if it cuts the thin strips I need to do my rugs with then this is what I need.

    • larry says:

      Hi Judy,

      Thank you for inquiring about a rug fabric cutting machine. We retail new Fraser 500-1 machines that cut from size 2 through size 10 (1/16th” through 1/2″). We also sell our own Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine that uses drop-in, lift out cutter cartridges. It is a very simplistic machine that requires no adjusting or wrenches. The Fraser has pressure and alignment adjustments as well as a wrench used to remove the cutter heads each time you change cutter heads.

    • larry says:

      Hi Judy,

      I hit a key accidently and sent you a reply. Hope it did not have too many typos. Any way, I was not done with the reply. The Fraser 500-1 machine retails most places for $340.00. We did not increase our price the last time Fraser increased prices so our price is $294.95 plus shipping (price increase probably coming up soon for us). Additional cutter heads are $34.95 each.

      Our Ault machine is $399.95 plus shipping with a cutter head of your size choice. Additional cutter heads are $124.95. Fraser cutter heads eventually need to be re-sharpened and the Ault cartridges should never need to be sharpened. I am currently out of size 4 cutter heads for the Ault machine. Expect to be able to ship back orders in about 6-8 weeks. ( I hate having to rely on a local machining company to produce parts but we are not set up to machine the parts. BTW, our machine is all USA made.

      Larry Ault

      Ault’s Rug Hooking Store (cell 419-347-9957)

  2. Shauna says:

    Hi Larry
    With regards to your 2 Sep 2011 post about two Rigby cutting machines. Would you by any chance still have one of them and which Model it is, H, D or C?
    Also, for your Ault cutters, is the expected waiting list delivery still for Fall 2012?

    Thank you,

    • larry says:

      Hi Shauna,

      Thank you for visiting our blog spot. The two Rigby machines I mentioned are gone but I do have a rather old Rigby Model H here in the store. It is not the current model but works fine. It has a size 6 used cutter head on it. I will be glad to price it to you if you are interested in a machine that works but is not fancy.

      Regarding our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine, they are in stock and ready to ship today. I currently do not have the size 4 cartridge but expect them to be back in stock in about a month. All of our other sizes from 5 through 10, including 8.5 and 9.5 are in stock and ready to ship. Our price on a new Ault’s machine with one drop-in, lift-out cutter head is $399.95 plus $20.00 shipping. Additional cutter heads are $124.95.

      Hope to hear back from you. Please send an email reply to if you are interested in pricing the used Rigby machine.


  3. cathe says:

    I need to get a fraser 500-1 wool fabric cutter crank. Do you know where I can get one? Thank you,

    • larry says:

      Hi Cathe,

      Yes, I have a used cutter crank handle with the shaft for a Fraser 500-1 machine. I will be glad to ship it to you. The cost is $14.95 plus $5.35 shipping. You can order it by calling my cell phone at 419-347-9957. I accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover over the phone.

      Larry Ault
      Ault’s Rug Hooking Store

    • larry says:

      I have a used Fraser Crank handle if you still need one for your machine.

      Larry Ault

  4. Hope says:

    Hi there,
    I am just wondering if you have any good used cutters available….fraser or your Ault’s….I’m just starting out and would like to have a good cutter that I do not have to upgrade as I get more into it.
    Thanks so much! have a great day!!

    PS…can’t seem to find a picture of the Ault cutters…

    • larry says:

      Hi Hope,

      We frequently have used Fraser or Rigby machines that we have taken in on trade. I currently have a really old Rigby Model H for $75.00 but I think you want a machine that can last you a really long time. This Rigby is a starter only machine and that is great for those who are not sure if rug hooking is really going to be their thing.

      I am expecting to see a couple of used machines here in the store soon. Also, we are vending at a show in Saline ( Ann Arbor) Michigan on April 28th, 2012 and there may be a good used machine come in from that show.

      Sorry I cannot say I have a used Ault machine for you. Ault and Townsend BeeLine machines are too new for anyone else to make something better. I may have a demonstrator Ault machine coming back in the next few weeks. I might be able to cut you a deal on it. I need to see its condition when it gets back here in the store.

      I’ll get back to you when I have a machine that I think will need your needs.

      Larry Ault
      cell 419-347-9957

  5. Ro says:

    Hi Larry,
    I just came back from the Sheep and Wool Show in New York and it was great! I took a class in Rug Hooking and fell in love. Unfortunately, I can’s seem to find anyone in the New York area who sells supplies. Would you happen to know of any and can you recommed a good, but cheap cutter to purchase? Used would be fine.

    • larry says:

      HI RO,

      Glad to hear from you about rug hooking supplies. We sell everything a rug hooker needs to get started or to advance their wool stash and equipment supply. I do have a very nice used Fraser 500-1 cutter for $195.00. It is just like new and I will ship it to you with the cutter head size of your choice. New retails for over $300.00 most places. We ship all over the world and will be delighted if you start your equipment search with Ault’s.

      cell 419-347-9957
      p.s. I also have a nice used Fraser 500. It does not have all of the features of the 500-1 but it will certainly get you going and should last for years. The price on this Fraser is $135.00. Either model will ship by US Priority mail for $15.00.

  6. Rosemary Magee says:

    Looking for a used rug hooking cutter. As a person new at rug hooking I so not want to spend a lot for a new one til I see if I like rug hooking.

    • larry says:

      Hi Rosemary,

      Thank you for checking in with us about a used wool fabric cutting machine. I currently have a used Fraser 500 model in stock. It is quite similar to the Fraser 500-1 and the end result, strips ready to hook, is the same. The 500-1 has more bells and whistles but new it costs over $300.00.

      The used 500 I have is priced here in the store for $135.00 and it has a size 4 cutter head installed. We sell all the sizes of cutter heads that the Fraser Company makes. New ones are $34.95. Sometimes I have used cutter heads for $24.95. Currently my used sizes are from No.5 and down. No larger used sizes in stock right now, just new.

      Hope to see a reply from you soon. Or call my cell at 419-347-9957.


  7. Marcia Blayney says:

    Four wks ago on Oct 28th, had an absolutely total house fire…until then had mothers, grandmothers Rigby cloth cutters, lots o blades, cleaners…thought as recent as 10 yrs ago could still order parts from Portland, ME….looking for model H…can’t even believe prices I’ve seen retail…up line hooked 40’s – 60’s, me since then…keep me in mind when you run into some exchanges…. Thanks…MB@ wahoospur…

  8. Lillian Krueger says:

    Larry….I am new to rug hooking and have just found your site. I would be interested in a used wool cutter in ‘next to new’ condition which cuts #6 width. I have just purchased two kits with wool cut so am not in a great rush, but am serious about purchasing a cutter. I have read that the Beeline was the best, do you have an opinion about this? I am looking forward to hearing from you. Also, a picture would be helpful. lillian

    • larry says:

      Hi Lillian,

      Thank you for contacting us here at Ault’s Rug Hooking Store. Recently I have had several requests for used Fraser or Rigby machines. I will place your email address on my “wanted” list and when your name comes up I will contact you with the details of a used fabric cutter. The Townsend/Beeline machine is great. Our machine is also. You can see our machine photo and info at . The cutter heads we make fit both our machine and the Townsend. Our machine is a little less costly and gets the same results (nicely cut strips). Hope to hear back from you again.


  9. Sue Morin says:

    I am in the process of purchasing a new Ault rug cutter from Toni in Maine. I have ordered the #4 and #6 cartridge and would really like to be able to use a #3 in it. Would a Townshend/Beeline #3 cartridge work in your cutter?

    Thanks for your help

  10. Maureen Olsen says:

    I am also interested in a used Townsend cutter. Please let me know if you have any. Is there somewhere on the web to find strip widths with cutter numbers? I would be interested in cutting multiple strips in one swipe. Is this possible? Thank you.

    • larry says:

      Hi Maureen,

      Thanks for inquiring about wool fabric cutting machines. The majority of sizes of cutter heads made in the USA base the cutter size on 32nd’s of an inch. This is pretty common on sizes 2-8. (2=2/32 inch, 3=3/32inch 4=4/32 or 1/8 inch, 6=6/32 or 3/16 inch and 8=8/32 or 1/4 inch. Over size 8 it gets a little crazy. There is an 8.5 and 9.5 but those are still based on 32nd’s of an inch. One company makes a 3/8″ cutter and most size 10 cutters are 1/2 inch)
      I do not currently have a used Townsend machine in stock. I do have a Townsend size 10 cutter head that came with a trade. It is slightly used, cuts like new and is available here in the store for $115, including shipping to Continental USA addresses. This is a steep price reduction from the new Townsend size 10. I believe new they currently sell for about $150.00.

      We make our own Ault Wool Fabric Cutting machine It retails for $449.00 plus $20.00 shipping (Continental USA) and comes with one cutter head size of your selection. We sell sizes 4-10, including half sizes for the 8 and 9 and they retail new for $144.95. I have an early version Ault machine for $50.00 off. It is the same machine we currently sell but it was in our first batch of machines and the surface is shiny, but not as fine a finish as our current machines. If you might be interested in this slightly used Ault machine, please call me at 419-347-9957. The only use the machine has had is that I use it to test cutting accuracy and setup of the cutter heads we assemble and sell.

      Hope this info helps you make a decision about fabric cutting machines. I caution you on purchasing a used machine from places like Ebay unless you can absolutely return them for full purchase price. Sometimes these machines are advertised like “from an estate sale–we think it cuts wool for hooked rugs” Some of these machines cost more to get working right that they are worth. Not saying they are all junk, but be CAUTIOUS.

      Larry Ault

  11. Janice Bedwell says:

    Is there any used wool cutter that would allow me to adjust it so I could cut different widths of wool? The person set up to teach me closed her shop! I am new to this as you can tell, but I have cut some wool with scissors and hooked practice small designs with success. I want a decent cutter. I don’t care if it takes a long time to cut the wool; I’m patient. Also, is there anywhere you know of that I could order cut wool? THANKS! Jan

  12. Sandra McC says:

    Are the units that are used refurbished or put in highest possible condition prior to selling as used and tested? I got a Rigby used and well it is not everything I thought. Frasier vs Bliss, guess both are interchangeable cutting heads but is there any “quality” difference” that a newbie may not be aware of? Not ready to fully commit to your cutter in the mean time I do need something worth of investing. Is the old Rigby of any trade in? Happy Turkey day after!

  13. Scott Hanson says:

    I am looking for a quick and efficient way to cut 4″ strips of coat-weight wool fabric. The easier, faster, and higher quantity the better. Any ideas?

    Thanks. Merry Christmas!


    • larry says:

      Hi Scott,

      I am not aware of any rug hooking equipment that can cut wider than about 2 inches wide. Have you tried JoAnn’s Fabric Store. They carry what I call a rolling cutter that can be run along the side of a straight edge to cut fabric. You could probably apply enough pressure to cut coat-weight . Of course, there are scissors but it sounds like you are past there already.


  14. Jennifer says:

    Hi , I was recently gifted a Beeline cutter. My husband purchased a fraser model for me several years ago along with cutter blades #s 6 7 8 9 and 10. I used #9 the most and have never used 6 7 or 8, and 10 once. I am interested in getting rid of them since I no longer use them. I have to offer my sister -in- law first option but if she is not interested are you? Do you buy or only trade? Thank you, Jennifer Freeman

  15. Margie says:

    I too am just beginning to hook rugs with wool and canvases left to me by my mother. I am in need of a cutter if thin strips of wool. Do you still any used cutters available ? Since I live in Georgia I would be glad to pay shipping. Thank you.


  16. Stephanie Oxley says:


    I am looking for a used wool cutter to purchase. Do you have any in stock and if so what are the cutter details and, of course, the price? I live in Canada but have access to a New York state mailing address if sending packages outside the U.S. is a problem.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  17. Pam Brenz says:

    I want to start wool rug hooking and would like to purchase a used wool rug cutting machine. Would you let me know when you get some in that would be at a reasonable price and a good starter for a beginner. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you,

  18. Linda bruneau says:

    Hi there…can you tell me what you have available right now in used cutters? Thank you!

  19. Caroline Levin says:

    Can you give me a brief education on the “special” cutter blades with the rubber rings? Are they best used for certain types of fabrics and bad for others?
    Thanks for your time and help,

    • larry says:

      The Fraser machines use regular and special cutter heads. The special is usually on the larger sizes to help provide traction when cutting the wool

  20. Becky says:

    What cutter would you recommend for suit weight to coat weight wool for up to 2″ wide strips for a braided rug? Where is the info about your Ault cutter?

    • larry says:

      I am suggesting you consider a Fraser 500-1 machine with a No.1 cutter head. I have a used one that will meet your needs. Our Ault machine is not intended for your kind of cutting to make braided rugs. You can see it on our web site at .


  21. barbara davies says:

    I have been a rug hooker since 1992 I did not hook for a couple of years so I seem to be out of touch with who repairs the frasier machines I have 3 which need an overhaul please can you help as I am back in the swing of hooking It seemed quite easy to send these to be repaired years ago but a lot has changed Hope you can help

    • larry says:

      Good Morning,

      I repair several every year. Please reply telling me the issues you are having and I will be glad to fix if possible.


  22. Sandy says:

    Do you have any used cutters for sale? I am new to rug hooking and would rather not invest a lot of money at this time. I would also prefer a cutter that could produce wide strips (1-2″) for rag rug weaving (if possible)

  23. deborah kelley says:

    looking to find a few cutters for my students. I am a rug hooking teacher who helps people get started in the craft. Wanted to know if you had any used cutters? Thanks,
    Deb Kelley

  24. Christie Cummins says:

    I am looking for a rug cutter with #4 cutter. I only want to finish the rug I have . I am Not a long time rug hookers so I just need to get this done. Any thing used will work fine. Ty Christie

  25. Christie Cummins says:

    Do you have any used rug cutters

  26. Anne Kulak says:

    Hi Larry,
    Like many of the others I have started rug hooking and am looking for a used strip cutter. I’ve been using #8 sized strips but would like a cutter that could cut different sizes so I could smaller or larger strips. Do you have anything that might fit the bill?


  27. Donna Moquin says:

    Hi, I am fairly new to rug hooking(least than a Year). I am looking for a used cutter. The blade cut I use is a 8 & 4. I am willing to wait , so if you get one in, in a few months please let me know.

    • larry says:

      Hi Donna,

      Thank you for inquiring about our used wool fabric cutting machines. I have 5 machines available now. One is a Bliss (Fraser) table top model, three are Rigby Model D and one is a Rigby Model H. Shipping is $15.00 on any of these machines.

      The Bliss can handle size 2-8 cutter head sizes. The Rigby machines will have new size 6 and 8 cutter heads. We currently manufacture the replacement cutter heads for the Rigby machines.

      Model D Rigby machines have two cutter heads mounted on the cutting shaft so you can easily switch from one cutter head to another without any tools or trouble. Takes seconds to switch!! The model D machines are $325.00. The model H Rigby machine is $215.00 and you will need to tell me whether you want a size 6 or 8 cutter head on it.

      You can purchase additional new Replacement cutter heads for Rigby machines from us for $53.00 each. I have some used smaller size Original Rigby cutter heads in good cutting condition for $25.00 each.

      I hope to hear back from you again soon!!

      Larry Ault

  28. Sara McCrocklin says:

    I am looking for a used Frazier wool cutter with a cartridge #8. Do you still sell reconditioned cutters? If you you could reply I would be grateful. I do not want the Frazier bliss model. I like the model 500-1 one if available. Thank you. Sara

  29. Sara McCrocklin says:

    I am looking for a used Frazier wool cutter with a cartridge #8. Do you still sell reconditioned cutters? If you you could reply I would be grateful. I do not want the Frazier bliss model. I like the model 500-1 one if available. Thank you. Sara

  30. Darlene Stottsberry says:

    Hi there, Was excited to see you now have replacement Rigby cutter heads! I have a Rigby “C” cutter which needs a head to be used for cutting braiding strips. Do you sell that one?

  31. Sandra Friedli says:

    I am looking for a used Bliss cutter, with a #8 cutting wheel. Do you have one on hand? Thank You.

  32. Susan Sanders says:

    I am looking for a Fraser 500 or similar cutter. I need a cutter that will use a #9 blade.

  33. Susan Sanders says:

    I am looking for a Fraser 500 or similar cutter. I need the cutter to be able to cut a #9 cutting head.

  34. Faron D. Fahy says:

    I bought my rigby model h machine for $31 on ebay. I would like to buy an 8 cutter head.
    Would it really be $53? I haven’t even started rug hooking yet, but want to start.
    Thanks so much.

  35. Diana Storck says:

    I am just checking with you to see if you have any used cutters at this time?
    Dee Dee Storck

    • larry says:

      Hi Diana,

      YES, I have used Fraser and Rigby machines in stock. We service, clean and adjust used machines before putting them out for sale. Prices vary depending on the machine and its features. To discuss machines I currently have, please call my cell number at 419-347-9957. Looking forward to hearing from you again soon. We keep all sizes of Fraser cutter heads in stock and also retail size 6 and 8 new cutter heads for the Rigby Model D and H machines.

  36. Mary says:

    Do you repair Fraizer rug cutters?

  37. MJ Cunningham says:

    I am another “newby” who doesn’t want to make a huge investment until I see if this is what I want to do.

    I’m doing this on my own having seen a neighbor do it years ago.

    Can you advise me on what I should get. And then if you have it in stock.

    A friend of a friend said to get a Townsend but I think they may be high end.
    Appreciate your advice.

    • larry says:

      Hello MJ,

      YES, I have some used woolfabric cutting machines that will help you get started without breaking the bank on an expensive machine.Here are the details.

      1.) Rigby Model D–Has two cutter heads on the same shaft so switching from one cutter head to another is very simple and requires no tools. I currently have two in stock that I have lubricated, adjusted and cleaned. Both of these machines are in very nice condition and work just like new. Both of these machines have brand new #6 and #8 cutter heads installed. I have them priced at $275 each plus $15.00 for Priority Flat Rate US mail shipping. This is the time of year that used machines are popular so please don’t wait too long if you want one of them.

      2.) Rigby Model H– Red and Green version- $175.00 plus $15.00 shipping by US Priority. You can choose from a brand new # 6 or #8 cutter head. If you want both cutter heads, the second one will be an additional $59.95. I have also prepped this machine to cut like new.

      3.) Rigby Model H–current machine version- Same as number 2 above, priced at $275.00 plus shipping.This machine has the current tension adjusting knob that is a little easier to use.

      Hope to hear back from you again soon. I can send photos if that will help you decide which machine to order.

      Thank you for inquiring!!

      Larry Ault

  38. Mrs. Judith Grohe says:

    I can no longer knit or crochet due to having strokes earlier this year. I can do wool rug hooking though. Being on Social Security, any investment I make must be what I need for rug making for a long time. I am practicing on a simple lap frame while I am waiting on my stand-up frame to arrive in the next few weeks. Would you please suggest an easy to operate and reliable wool cutter using #6 and # 8 for me? And can you tell me how long it would take to get one?
    Thank you so very much for your extra efforts.

  39. Cindy Lott says:

    Hi Larry
    I am looking for a used Bliss cutter. I want the teal colored one. At a reasonable price, I cannot afford much. Just so it’s clean and works. I have cutter heads and in the future will buy additional ones but not ready for that yet. Do you happen to have any Bliss?


  40. Lisa says:

    I am looking for a used wool cutter for braiding – a machine with a head(s) that can cut 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch strips. Just learning about the different types of cutters. Not looking to spend $600. What would you recommend, and do you have any used machines that would suit my needs in stock?

    I don’t know the difference between the various rigby models.

    • larry says:

      HI Lisa- I have both Rigby and Fraser machines that are used but have been reconditioned to work like they did when new. They are $195.00 each and ship for $15.00. You can call me at 419-347-9957.

      Larry Ault

  41. Pat Mullen says:

    I am looking for a reasonably priced Fraser 500-1. I am really spoiled because I have cut on a borrowed Beeline cutter which I love, but don’t feel as though I can afford one. I have read good reviews about the Fraser 500-1. I am just a beginner but I enjoy hooking very much! What are your thoughts about the Fraser 500-1? Thank you.

  42. Mary Campbell says:

    I’ve been looking for a Rigby Model B cutter with no avail. I’m hoping maybe you could help me.

  43. Carol says:

    can you give me a photo of how the cleaning fingers go back on a rigby cutter?

  44. Judy Malone says:

    Mr. Larry,
    Do you have any used cutters available? I am new to Hooking and do not want to invest a lot of money at this time because I want to make sure this will be my forever passion.
    Judy Malone

  45. Pat Cupkie says:

    Looking for used cutter – Fraser .
    Please email me what u have available. Thank you

    • larry says:

      Have reconditioned Fraser 500 and 500-1. $195.00 for the 500 and $275 for 500-1. Shipping is $15.00.
      Please call me at 419-347-9957 to place your order.


    • larry says:

      I have good used Fraser 500-1 machines in stock.$275.00–if new it would be about $450.00


  46. Suzanne Williams says:

    I am looking for a used cutting machine for braiding rugs but don’t know much about them – other than being astonished at the cost especially the Bee Line brand.
    I want to cut wider strips than the usual blades seem to do. The Fraser 500 1 has an adjustable blade that cuts strips 1/2″ to 2″ wide. Also, do these machines adjust to cut cotton and linen?
    Do you have any used machines currently?
    Thank you,

  47. Jeri Allen says:

    Hi – Any used good Fraser’s or Townsends with heads?

  48. Tammy says:

    I am looking for a number 9 cutter head.

    • larry says:

      Hi– Rigby’s numbering is a little different. They did not make No.9, they called it 3/8″. I have these 3/8 inch cutters in stock. They are $62.00 and matching cleaning finger is $12.00. Shipping $7.50

  49. Linda Bottom says:

    I am looking for an inexpensive wool cutter. Do you have any available?

    • larry says:

      Yes, I have several used Rigby and Fraser machines I have reconditioned and serviced to work like they did when new. Price ranges from $175.00 to $325, depending on Make and Model. If you are interested in more details, please call me at 419-347-9957.


  50. Robin says:

    Hi Larry – can’t find the other msg I sent . . .so will try again. I am interested in your current availability for a refurbished cutter – fairly new to hooking, using mainly #6 and #8 . . and just not ready to spend for a higher priced machine . . . yet . . . can you tell me what you have available now. Thanks !

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