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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Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company-Free Shipping Deal

For the first week of October we are featuring FREE shipping on any orders over $40.00 that are phoned in (419-347-9957)and paid with a credit card. Please mention this post to qualify for the free shipping deal.

We are getting ready to vend at the “Hooked In The Valley” fiber arts show on October 13 and 14, 2017. It is at Pine Tree Barn, near Wooster, Ohio. For more details email Kathy Graybill at .

We will bring all of the equipment we manufacture here in Shelby, Ohio, to the show. This includes our famous roller frames, floor stands, hooks, the Ault strip cutting machine, three sizes of Proddy Frames, Fraser cutter heads, our Ault Cutter Heads for Rigby Model D, H and C machines in sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8 wide cut, drop-in cutter cartridges for the Ault and Townsend machines, used and reconditioned Fraser and Rigby machines and more. We also sell Howard Brush Gripper Strip if you have a woodworker ready to build a frame for you.

We know this is the time of year when quite a few new rug hookers are getting started so we will feature great low prices on Rigby and Fraser used and reconditioned machines. Some new hookers are leary of spending big money on a new machine when they are not sure if they will like the hobby. Our reconditioned machines are the perfect answer to the Big Money problem.

If you need to ask questions about our equipment, just call us during daylight hours at 419-347-9957.

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Need Rigby Cutter Heads Resharpened? How About Today?

For years I have been asked whether I can sharpen used Rigby cutter heads. I have always said “No”. But now the answer is “YES”. Yes, we can bring your old, worn Rigby Cutter Heads back to life. We now have the tooling needed to get your cutter heads back into like-new condition. And, this will save you some cash verses purchasing new cutters.

We will resharpen any size Rigby cutter head for you and do it within two days of your equipment arriving in our shop. We charge $37.50 per cutter head to sharpen your Rigby Cutter Heads. You get your own cutter head back in the mail in just a few days, not months.

So, how do you get the sharpening done? I’m glad you asked. Here is the 7-step procedure to follow.

1. Wrap your cutters individually in bubble wrap or some other protection material.
2. Package them up. You can use USPS Flat Rate Small packaging for about $7.50.
3. Insert a piece of paper with your name, mailing address and phone number. I will use that info when I send your shipment back to you in a day or two.
4. Address your package to me at: Larry Ault, 21 River Bend Drive, Shelby, OH 44875.
5 Insert a check for $37.50 (includes return shipping to you) for each cutter head you are sending.
6. Apply postage or take it to the PO.
7. Now here is the really great part–about 4-5 days later your own cutter(s) will return to your mailbox in like-new condition. Just install and start cranking.

So, you say “I need some new cutter heads too. OK, we can take care of that in the same box when we return your cutter heads. We have sizes 5,6,8 and 3/8″ On your note to me specify the sizes you need and if you need the matching cleaning finger. Be sure to add $60.00 for each new cutter head and $10.00 for matching cleaning fingers. If you live in Ohio, please add 7% for sales tax.

If you have questions about our sharpening service, please call me at 419-347-9957. We are hoping to get your worn cutter heads back to use in just a few days. Happy Hooking!!


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Wool Fabric Cutting Machines from Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company

If you are looking for a great used fabric cutter, we have some deals for you or someone you know who is looking for a reconditioned machine. We purchase machines that are looking for a new home. Then we clean, service and adjust those machines to work like they did when new. If they need to have new cutter heads installed to work like new, we take care of that. We do not list these machines on our store website at  So, if you want to to talk about our inventory (over 30 various machines), just call me at 419-347-9957.

Here is a partial list of machines we have ready to ship:

Townsend (now Beeline) machine– This was the first one we bought from Townsend and Gloria used it until we built the Ault machine. I recently found it stashed away in her wool room. Priced at $425.00 and includes two sets of feed plates (one set for regular size cutter cartridges and one set to use if you have the longer (Kitmaker) cutter cartridge. We retail new cutter cartridges to fit this machine for $170.00 each.

Fraser 500-1 machines with new or usable cutter head installed-$325.00. They retail new for about $450.00

Rigby Model H (Hooking)-Current version-$275.00. New or used cutter heads possible. We have Rigby cutter heads size 3,4,5,6,8 and 3/8″ available.

Rigby Model D (Double)-current version-$325.00 –this machine holds two cutter heads side-by-side so it is really easy to switch from one to the other.

Rigby Model H-older version-I have several in inventory and want to move them out now. I have these machines priced at $100.00 with various sizes of used cutter heads installed. If you need new cutter heads they are $60.00 each and you will want a matching cleaning finger to fit it -$10.00 each.

Rigby Model C (Combo of rug and braiding) or B (Braiding). Allows you to cut weaving strips up to about 2 inches wide or rug hooking strip sizes. Priced at $195.00.

Shipping for any of the above machines is $20.00 to Continental USA. International shipping is available based on current USPS charges to the country of arrival.

Interested???????????????? Give me a phone call at 419-347-9957

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Up-To-Date Contact Info For Ault’s Rug Hooking Equipment Company

Years ago we decided that a Toll Free phone number for our business was a good idea since it allowed our customers to contact us by phone free-of-charge. Now, with cell phones being all the rage, we have decided to disconnect of toll free phone number. So, to contact us please use the following methods.

First, please call us at 419-347-9957. This is my cell number and I carry my phone at all times during daylight hours. If you call us at other hours or we are on the phone with another customer, please leave a message and we will contact you if you leave your phone number in the message.

Second, you can contact us by email at . We access email several times per day to receive your messages for Ault’s.

Third, we have an active business web site at . You can peruse our store website to see items we stock for sale to rug hooking customers. When you place an order on our store website we get a notice from PayPal stating what you ordered and that your payment to us is ready for us to withdraw.

Fourth, when on our store website ( you can request to receive our email newsletter by using the signup box on the lower left side of the home page. We do not send lots of email newsletters so go ahead and subscribe. I promise not to fill your email inbox with more than 3-4 newsletters per year. You can easily get off of our list at anytime.

Fifth, to arrange an appointment to visit our store just call my cell phone number (419-347-9957).

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For Sale–Original Townsend Fabric Cutting Machine–Looks New

We get lots of requests for used Townsend or Ault Machines. These used machines are “scarce as hens teeth”. Last week we were having trouble with the TV in Gloria’s hooking room. I had to dig around behind and under the TV cabinet. After getting lots of wool out of the way, guess what. I found her original Townsend machine. It is serial number FCA031119.This is the original Townsend machine we got when they first came out. The only reason Glo does not use this machine is because we manufacture the “Ault” machine and it would not look good for her to be using the competition.

I also have a reconditioned size 8 Long, they called them “Kit Maker” cutter cartridge. The Long size 8 cranks a little stiffly but as I recall all the Longs  cranked that way. And, sometimes you need to help the strips come completely apart. I have both sets of in-feed, out-feed plates with the machine so either regular or long cartridges can be used.

The machine body looks and works like it did when new. I have priced the complete set, (the cutter body, both sizes of feed plates, and the used Kit Maker size 8 cutter cartridge) at $525.00 plus $20.00 shipping to continental US. Although the cutter body looks and works like new there is no warranty or refund available on this purchase.

If you are interested in this machine, please call me at 419-347-9957. Do not respond to this post as I may not see your reply.

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Less Expensive Wool Fabric Cutting Machines for Beginners

The Beeline/Townsend and Ault Wool Fabric cutting machines are great and easy to use. But, if you need a less expensive machine, we have some very nice used and reconditioned Fraser and Rigby machines. We take trade-ins when a rug hooker moves up to our Ault machine and we purchase used machines. We always clean, lubricate and re-condition every used machine before we sell it. They work like they did when new when they arrive at your address.

We have several Rigby H and D machines as well as Fraser 500-1 machines ready to ship. To ask questions or place an order, please contact me at 419-347-9957. Machines start at $95.00 and up to $275.00 for newer machines in really nice condition. We have several Rigby Model D machines that come to you with two new cutter heads installed and ready to make strips.

If you want to get one of these re-conditioned machines, don’t wait any longer. They are priced to sell and will work like new. Hope to hear from you soon.

Larry Ault


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