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Thread: Super grip

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    Bought this the other day to help hold my ruler steady and hopefully prevent cutting accidents (had one small one). So far I like it but the jury is still out. At least I can use it near my bathtub to help me get in and out after my next knee replacement... Anyone else use these?
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    My SIL uses one and loves it. I found it too awkward.

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    I use one on one of my big rulers. I don't like that it takes up so much room this way though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    My SIL uses one and loves it. I found it too awkward.
    It will take some getting used to.

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    what a brilliant idea!! Thank you!!

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    Yes, I have used one and it really did help me keep the ruler so it wouldn't move. One draw back is that when I took it off, it took the lines off of the ruler with it. So be aware that might happen.

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    Be careful using it to help you get out of bathtub. I had one and although it was "suctioned" good, it came off when I was getting out of the tub...luckily I caught myself!!

    So Be Careful!!!

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    I have one and LOVE it. Really helps me to keep my ruler from moving.

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    i have one and love it its a big help to keep things straight and finger out of the way

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    I had one, but never got comfortable using it. The suction on one of the cups got so it would not hold. Don't plan on replacing on Super Grip, even found one for less than $6.00

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    Please don't try using this to get out of the tub. It is not very expensive to have someone install the bars you need for stability. These super grips are not meant to be used for safety. Or, were you kidding? If that's the case, I've been had. :-)

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    I have a small one (single) that I use, and I love it. Very helpful!

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    They do use those grips to get in an d out of the tub. The grab bars are betterof course but sometimes they aren't available or no one ot install them.

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    I plan on buying one.

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    I have the large one and small one and use them all the time. Did take some time getting used to it - but now love them.

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    So they do use these or something similar for getting in and out of the tub. The first time I saw one that is what I thought it was for and I couldn't figure out why it was with a bunch of sewing/quilting items. :-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Be careful using it to help you get out of bathtub. I had one and although it was "suctioned" good, it came off when I was getting out of the tub...luckily I caught myself!!

    So Be Careful!!!
    This happened to me too. Careful, careful :-)

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    I have one of these but I haven't really tried it out yet. I love your idea of using it on the tub!!!! I have been going to buy something for my husband to help him in and out of the tub since his stroke 4 years ago. Thank you for the idea..... Update...Have been reading the comments about the tub...guess I will just go buy a bar!

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    The owner of my LQS uses one to cut all fabric and she does a super job of it.

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    After my back surgery, I had my husband place one of these in the tub area. Yes, it sometimes does come off, but I always give it a bit of a check before using it. We've had it on the wall for 2 years now - I won't take a shower without it. Makes me feel more secure.

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    I love mine would'nt tradeit for anything I have small ones on most of my rulers

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    You can find these and some smaller round ones at harbor frieght! I have the round ones...but have never used them...just a hint!

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    They are great but a little on the expensive side. I go to a local store that only sells tools. I can get them there for half the price that I pay at a quilt store or on line. Just an idea if you need to save money. The product is the same but a different color.

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    I bought one and that's exactly where it ended up is in the shower for a safety rail:-) It was too awkward to use on my quilting rulers.

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    I can't use them. I don't get enough control. I don't know if it is because I accustomed to holding with my hands ???? I know a lot have success with them, esp if you have arthritis. :)

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