Sailrite® Cutting Block & Die Holder
SKU: 121597
20117 Available


The Sailrite® Cutting Block & Die Holder is the go-to accessory for anyone cutting small holes (up to 3/8" with impact cutters and 5/8" with drill hole cutters) or using the SnapRite® System! In fact, we designed this cutting block specifically for use with the SnapRite and we strongly recommend it as an add-on accessory for anyone who has this snap fastener system.

Two cutting blocks are included: A durable, hard plastic one for cutting holes with a mallet, and a black resilient rubber cutting pad for use with a drill hole cutter, Lift-The-DOT® and Common Sense® hole cutters. This self-healing block set can be used over and over again, and its compact size makes it easy to store on a boat or in a toolbox.

This unique cutting block set is designed with a cavity that holds your SnapRite Socket or Eyelet Die and a mandrel so you can easily push the mandrel through your fabric assembly, resulting in fewer mandrel breaks to save you money on replacements. It also prevents the die from moving around while in use, providing stability so thicker fabric assemblies can be used. Its small, compact size allows for it to be easily held when pushing the mandrel of the SnapRite die through fabric.

The gray, hard plastic piece, which fits inside the edges of the black cutting base, should be used for impact cutters, except for the Lift-The-DOT and Common Sense hole cutters. Those cutters have more delicate appendages that must penetrate a softer surface. Use the black rubber cutting pad for these. To add the plastic piece, simply string and tie it onto the wrist strap, and nestle the gray piece inside the black base when needed. When using the cutting block’s rubber surface, flip the gray piece out of the way.

Note: We recommend pre-punching a hole with an awl or hole cutter for thick assemblies when using the SnapRite Dies with this tool.


  • Works with hole cutters up to #8
  • Holds SnapRite Socket and Eyelet Dies
  • Compact Size


Sale Unit: EA
Certifications: REACH (EC1907/2006) Compliant, RoHS Directive (2015/863/EU) Compliant
Brand: Sailrite
Length: 4.75"
Width: 2.688"
Thickness: 1/2"
Warranty: 90 Days


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Overall Rating : 4.48 33 Reviews

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James Elliott
Verified Purchase

Great tool

I originally planed on just using a piece of wood, but decided the price of the cutting block was good and it make my work much easier.

Gregory Congdon
Verified Purchase


I grew up in Fort Wayne and was surprised to know that Sailrite was so close by. My dad and I bought a sail kit from Sailrite 20 years ago and it was awesome. Fast forward to today, I live in Houston, Texas and own a Hobie Sailboat. I needed to add some grommets to my trampoline and was happy to see the quality, stock, and how quick they shipped my items to me. I am very impressed with Sailrite and will continue to use them! Happy Customer. Fair Prices. Absolutely great shipping!!

Lisa M
Verified Purchase

Love this little guy

I love that it's small enough to toss in my Sailrite sewing bag to have when I need it.

Gwen Foster
Verified Purchase

A most useful addition for a sewing box

This is one of the handiest gadgets in my sewing box. I use this and a scalpel blade whenever I need a hole started in a piece of fabric, which is pretty much every sewing project I embark on. The cutting block is small and doesn't take up much room next to my machine. I use it to make a neat clean cut in order to put my scissor blade through to finish cutting the opening. Pockets, button holes, or whatever the project calls for. This is my second small cutting block and die holder from Sailrite. I am putting together a sewing kit for our vacation home and didn't want to be without such a useful item when we travel.

Osbaldo Espinoza
Verified Purchase

This product is great! If you use drill hole cutters this is a product that you should have.

John Kane
Verified Purchase

Good quality products and excellent customer service

lightweight and easy to use.

Al Wagner
Verified Purchase

Important to have a rubber backing to use with hole cutter

Norma Jean
Verified Purchase

Good buy

Handy thing to have if you are making grommet holes.

Pierre Morita
Verified Purchase

Just right.

Really a pocket sized tool. Great that it fits in my kit box.

Jeff Morgenthaler
Verified Purchase

Love it

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