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Thread: Does anyone use this kind of ruler for cutting?

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    Junior Member trugger's Avatar
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    Does anyone use this kind of ruler for cutting?

    I went to an put-of-the-way quilt shop yesterday yand saw the owners using this tool.
    Does anyone on the board use this?
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    Interesting. I've never seen one before.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    No, my preference for strip cutting subcutting squares are the TruCut rulers with their ergonomic rotary cutter.
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    I haven't seen a ruler like that before. Was she using it with her ovary cutter? I thinkI would be afraid of carving up the metal with the cutter and dulling my blade and chipping the ruler. I can really see it for squaring up a quilt though, excellent for that with being able to order a long length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I haven't seen a ruler like that before. Was she using it with her ovary cutter? I thinkI would be afraid of carving up the metal with the cutter and dulling my blade and chipping the ruler. I can really see it for squaring up a quilt though, excellent for that with being able to order a long length.
    lol, 'ovary cutter' That made me smile!
    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    Looks like a mat or poster cutting ruler like they would use in a sign shop. I really can't see from the picure, but the edges of these type rulers are usually set up for an exacto knife rather than a rotary cutter. If they are using it in the shop it must work with the rotaries. If you miss you ruin your cutting blade.
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    Looks like it is best for a knife blade craft cutter or tile or such. But any ruler with a guard is better then one without it. I never cut fabric without a guard of some sort for my ruler.
    Got fabric?

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    Auto correct strikes again...rotary became ovary

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    They were using a rotary cutter with it. They didn't let me try it out, so I don't know how it felt, compared with plastic rulers.

    I want to try it out, but I wonder if the inability to see through it will bw a problem.

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    I haven't seen that model, but my DH has a similar tool for dry wall that I have cleaned up and used quite successfully.

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