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    Best place to buy a new cutter/rulers? ($)

    With cost as a large part of the consideration, where would yoa purchase a new rotary cutter and rulers? I'm very interested in the Olfa cutters because they feel much nicer in my hands. As far as rulers, I already have two Omnigrid so I would probably want to stay with that brand. I prefer them to the Fiskars that I have. Online or offline is fine - discounts are even better.

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    I have purchased all of my rotary cutters and mats and rulers from either Joann's or Hancocks during a 50% off sale or with coupons. I did snag some June Taylor rulers and some Rotary cutters when our Walmarts where clearancing them out to bring in the Fiskars brand. It doesn't matter to me if I am using a Clover, Ofla, or Fiskars rotary cutter. However, for my cutting, I am dedicated to the Olfa frosted rulers. To me, the Omnigrid rulers are too busy and the lines too thick. I like the frosting on the back of the Olfa rulers as it helps the ruler stay in place and I am able to see where I am cutting. I don't care for any of the neon colored rulers; to harsh on my old eyes!
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    Love the white kitty in your avatar - looks about as comfy as our white kitty.

    I've never used one of the Olfa rulers before. Maybe I'll have to give them a test in-store to see how they hold and look against the fabric. Thank you for the recommendation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennalyn View Post
    Love the white kitty in your avatar - looks about as comfy as our white kitty.

    I've never used one of the Olfa rulers before. Maybe I'll have to give them a test in-store to see how they hold and look against the fabric. Thank you for the recommendation!
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    This is my go to ruler. It is 6" X 24" I have several different sizes of the frosted rulers. Check them out!

    http://www.joann.com/olfa-frosted-ru...-x24-/prd9818/
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    I buy them when I see a great sale price if I need them then or not. This way I always have a new one when I need it at a great price.
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    Hobby Lobby has been having 40% off coupons, as well. You can use one coupon on one non-sale item, per day. I would also check the prices at WalMart.

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    The last ruler I bought, the June Tailor Shape Cut Plus 18" X 24" , I shopped around for the best price. I found it at amazon.com. Sometimes, but not always, you can find a better price there than with a coupon.
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    Usually Joanns when 50% off or have a coupon - sometimes if I see a clearance price I can't pass up then I will grab it from somewhere else
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    I hold my 50% coupons just for that purpose at JoAnns

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    I usually get my supplies at JoAnn's with coupons. But also check on overstock.com. Believe it or not, they have a reasonable number of rulers and I think I've seen mats there as well. Let your fingers do some comparison shopping first!

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    also check on ebay. i bought a pack of 8 omnigrid rulers for under $15.00. but the thing is to shop around on prices (and sources online or not) and use coupons whenever possible. you will find just what you need for a price that works for you. good luck with your shopping.
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    JoAnn's is probably the best place, (with the coupons) to get these. Some great deals.
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    depends, joann's with coupons is good, but ebay also has awesome prices that sometimes beat joanns', I got all my gingher products on ebay and my 60mm quick change olfa cutter, one of my faves after my 45mm gingher

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    I ALWAYS buy with coupons or on sale...doesnt matter to me where...I prefer Olfa brand cutters and Omni grid mats. If I know I am gonna need a new one within the year I make sure to watch the sales...My oldest Olfa cutter had a broken spring and someone here on the board told us about Olfas great customer service, I contacted them as to the problem and they sent me 3 of the little springs...Free
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    WAWAK has become my new go to store - I'm not in any way affiliated. They carry Olfa rotary cutters but not the omnigrid mats. Their prices are often better than the 50% off at JoAnns. http://www.wawak.com/products/category.cfm?cID=1222

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