Happy Rug Hooking Customer

Here is a note we received from Gail in the state of Washington. She ordered one of our Aultimatic Hooks and had specific measurements she wanted me to follow while making her hook. So, we crafted it to her desires. Here’s what she said about her order.

“I received my new hook today that you made for me. How nice it is to give someone specifications for individual fit. I have not gotten to use it yet, but love the way it fits into the palm of my hand. I think I am going to be very happy with it and it is so beautiful.”

Thanks for the kind words about our custom crafted hook!!

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5 Responses to Happy Rug Hooking Customer

  1. Jackie Yaeger says:

    I am looking for instructions on how to adjust the Fraser 500-1 cutter i have. I purchased it used and it only came with a very brief manual insert. I have used it without problems but recently can’t get the left most strip to completely separate. It happens with both the 6 and 8 cutter heads i have. It also seems to happen on any thickness of wool. I am concerned that when i packed it up last time the plate the wool slides on may have been bent some. I can’t really see that it is but there is another area in front with a little dent. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    La Crosse, WI

    • larry says:

      Hello Jackie,

      The problem you are having with your Fraser is the most common one I see on the Fraser 500-1 machine. The cartoon instructions address the problem but it is easier for me to tell you how to correct the problem. I am assuming your cutter heads are in good shape and not rough to the touch. If they are rough this can be fixed with new cutter heads or send them in for re-grinding by Fraser (Lois at 276-694-5824).

      To fix the problem you need to adjust the position of the pressure roller assembly located over (on top of) the cutter head. Do this as follows:

      1. Release pressure on the cutter head by turning the pressure adjusting screw. This is the biggest knob on the machine and is in the lower right corner when looking from above.

      2. Loosen the thumb screw on the top of the pressure roller mechanism. It is generally a goldish color and is about 9/16″ in diameter. You may need to use a pair of pliers. Turn it counter-clockwise to loosen.

      3. Re-check to be sure you have released the pressure in step 1 above. If your cutter is not cutting well on the outside edge, slide the pressure assembly to the left (out) on the shaft it sits on. Opposite if it is not cutting on the inside strips. 1/8″ to 1/4″ is probably all the space you have to move it.

      4. Re-tighten the pressure screw. This is the one you loosened in step one.

      5. Cut some strips to see if you fixed the problem. If so, re-tighten the thumb screw. This is the one you released in step 2. If not cutting properly, keep adjusting, then tighten.

      6. If all this fails to fix the problem please contact me (cell 419-347-9957) about shipping and I will clean and adjust your machine for $25.00 plus shipping.

      7. If you are tired of making adjustments and using the wrench to change cutter heads, consider trading your machine in on our Ault Wool Fabric Cutting machine. No adjusting, no wrenches, just great cutting. Change cutter heads in seconds.

      Hope this helps you get your Fraser 500-1 back into proper adjustment.

      Larry Ault

      • Jackie Yaeger says:

        Larry, Thank you so much! This fixed the problem completely. I am thinking about talking to Santa about a new Ault cutter though!

  2. Lori Erickson says:

    hello, my question is on the fraser 500.
    I haven’t hooked for quite awhile, and may have forgotten something. My handle is suddenly hitting the pressure knob! Everything looks ok.
    Any help would be appreciated. I am in the middle of Nowhere, and I don’t think anyone hooks here but me…
    Thank you.

    • larry says:

      Hi Lori– I think the crank handle has been bent inward a small amount. I generally remove the crank handle from the machine, place the handle in a vice and bend it back out a little. It is a little tricky to do if you cannot secure it in a good vice.

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