Man, my right hand is still sore from cutting the 9 oz skirt leather with leather shears! I bought the pro strap cutter, but Tandy sold it to me where the darned blades didn't fit! Tandy should really should talk to their strap cutter manufacturer. So I returned it. The wooden one might work for me, since, this is going to be a one time use sorta thing. Gotta check the blades again Going there AGAIN on saturday (it's a 1 hr drive,and this will be my 3rd time goin), lugging my cardboard cut out this time to check out the right dyes to use. I thought I was going to have Ron (the leather guy) cut everything for me, but, I want to make sure that I get to maximize the use outta the hides I bought, for myself. And, acquiring leather tools is more expensive than hiring out someone to do the job, but hey, there's always a chance to re-sell em on ebay. So, the only cost would be my own labor cost. We'll see.