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Thread: I Chipped It Already!

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    Senior Member ChaiQuilter's Avatar
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    I went and bought a new ruler last week - well, I've already managed to run my blade into it, and now the ruler has a bit of a "dip" along the cutting edge, towards the bottom, of course - can anything be done??

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    Is it a june taylor? I've not had much luck with that brand. I wont buy them anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is it a june taylor? I've not had much luck with that brand. I wont buy them anymore.
    No, it's Fon's & Porter 60 degree pyramid. Now that I think of it, I've never had this issue before. Maybe it's the ruler and not me!

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    Glad you told us as that is the next ruler that I plan to buy and I have never had a Fon's and Porter and may think twice before I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    Glad you told us as that is the next ruler that I plan to buy and I have never had a Fon's and Porter and may think twice before I do

    I saw them do Twirling Triangles on their show, so I went and bought the ruler with my 50 percent off Joanne coupon. I've turned the ruler over. The blade has trouble going up but not down the chip. I just hope it doesn't happen now on this side. Then I'll have to buy another one because I'm so far into the quilt. It would be a huge waste of fabric!

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    I think I'd attempt to return it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think I'd attempt to return it....
    I think you're right. Maybe I'll take a ride over tomorrow to Joannes....I'll tell them I think it's defective. I got the last one when I purchased it - I hope they got more in!

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    See my pm about this pattern.

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    wonder if it is a defective ruler

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    See my pm about this pattern.
    I pm'ed you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think I'd attempt to return it....
    this was my first thought. rulers are meant to be used with rotary cutters, so the cutter shouldn't cause chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is it a june taylor? I've not had much luck with that brand. I wont buy them anymore.
    No, it's Fon's & Porter 60 degree pyramid. Now that I think of it, I've never had this issue before. Maybe it's the ruler and not me!
    Just another reason to not buy Fons & Porter anything. Their stuff was good back when they were starting out, but then they got too big for their britches. Won't buy anything with their name on it.

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    Could try light layers if Crazy Glue, Gorilla Glue, anything of that nature.

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    I would try to return it. I have had my rulers for at lease 100 years--maybe not quite that long, but do not have any chips in any of them. My problem is the markings are hard to see on my favorite ruler.
    Sue

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    I bought one of those same triangle rulers ...fons and porter...and the very first swipe I took with my cutter, it did the same thing. I thought it was me too. Actually I bought it off a friend and she still had the wrapper on it. She re-ordered another one and it was 5-6 months before she rec'd it!

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    I'm always running my cutter into the ruler but it doesn't have any chips. I would try exchanging it if you can.

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    I put clear packing tape on all my rulers. It keeps the markings from fading and the edges from chipping. It's a must for most small rulers with points.

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    i would tell them. perhaps they would replace it since it's so new. can't hurt to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    Is it a june taylor? I've not had much luck with that brand. I wont buy them anymore.
    No, it's Fon's & Porter 60 degree pyramid. Now that I think of it, I've never had this issue before. Maybe it's the ruler and not me!
    Just another reason to not buy Fons & Porter anything. Their stuff was good back when they were starting out, but then they got too big for their britches. Won't buy anything with their name on it.
    All their products are made in China :-(

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    Update: Well, I brought it back to Joannes. Told the girl it chipped so easily - and she exchanged it for another one. And I didn't even have the receipt! I used the new one and so far it's good.

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