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Re: OK, so looking for a starting point on the Pfaff 145-thread tensions

 by Revv Up ¦  Mon May 24, 2021 12:20 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: OK, so looking for a starting point on the Pfaff 145-thread tensions ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 449

As a baseline, the thread on the bottom should slide out of the bobbin case if you can hold the thread and use it gently like a mini yoyo... it should move slightly at the sudden stop and not keep paying out. The top thread should drag heavily with the foot down and it should take just a little forc...

Re: Staple guns

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat May 15, 2021 3:47 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Staple guns ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 419

A couple drops of oil periodically help and I’ve noticed the cover over the piston has vibrated loose a couple times causing poor performance.

Re: Carpet binding width

 by Revv Up ¦  Tue May 11, 2021 1:19 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: Carpet binding width ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 468

I don’t bind carpet but I do a lot of binding with lighter fabrics with 1” gross grain, believe me you want the 1 1/4”.... 3/4” would be a struggle

Re: A rats nest on the underside

 by Revv Up ¦  Sun May 09, 2021 3:58 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: A rats nest on the underside ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 714

What was the last thing you changed on your machine before this problem started? That thinking has solved a few problems for me. Look your thread path over good and make sure your spool feeds off easy (I’ve got a couple spools that were wound to tight and are unusable) Take some time to clean and oi...

Re: First Seat Done

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu May 06, 2021 4:30 am ¦  Forum: Automotive ¦  Topic: First Seat Done ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 1358

Looking good

Re: Bobbin case talk

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu May 06, 2021 4:30 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Bobbin case talk ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 429

I only buy bobbin cases from the manufacturer, if something dos t work right they come good for it.

Re: Powersport Strap Removal/Instal

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:30 am ¦  Forum: Marine ¦  Topic: Powersport Strap Removal/Instal ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 572

Wouldn’t a regular pop rivet work?

Re: Stapler Options?

 by Revv Up ¦  Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:01 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Stapler Options? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 2368

I made a Velcro strap to hold the safety :sunglasses:

Re: Help Please

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:54 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Help Please ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 521

For the future... you can safely wind bobbins while you sew, saves a lot of time.

Re: Stapler Options?

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:59 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Stapler Options? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 2368

The BeA 71/16-421 stapler is what I recommend. Its costs $197 here in the states on amazon. $400 for a stapler sounds quite extreme. Where is that price coming from? @BigRig @Revv Up What staple gun are you using there in Canada? I bought a Fasco F1B a few years ago, it’s be...

Re: Thread jamming and fraying

 by Revv Up ¦  Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:45 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Thread jamming and fraying ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1021

I’ve had problems with large spools of Sungaurd where the spools are wound to tight and just causes too much friction giving me all kinds of grief. The only cure I have found is to wind it on bobbins and use them to feed the top thread.

Re: Stitch length chnages

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:23 am ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Stitch length chnages ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 671

I topstitch pretty much double the length than if I was sewing panels together

Re: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:23 pm ¦  Forum: Beginner Questions ¦  Topic: Adjusting the hight of the walking feet on a 211W155 Singer ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 856

Only thing I can think of it shorten the feet posts by the same amount, I’d buy a cheap set to experiment with.

Re: My first project - single seater

 by Revv Up ¦  Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:37 pm ¦  Forum: Show Off Your Projects ¦  Topic: My first project - single seater ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 1212

pretty complex for a first job, nice work

Re: Machine Advice Please

 by Revv Up ¦  Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:14 pm ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Machine Advice Please ¦  Replies: 8 ¦  Views: 1317

I have found the best servo motors to buy have a digital controller that allows you to adjust speed and needle position. Mine can be cranked up to the highest speed yet still crawl one stitch at a time when needed. Don’t know if you can add one to your motor but if you can they are well worth it. ht...

At the risk of sounding like a skipping record.... learn how to check your hook timing. A good cleaning and oiling always helps and if you have been sewing through glue or tape a lot check for sticky residue on the needle/ hook assembly. It doesn’t take much to get the timing off if your pounding th...

Re: Help with machine problem

 by Revv Up ¦  Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:15 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Help with machine problem ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 929

I had a similar problem the other day, figured out I used mismatched feet and the heights were different causing feed problems, put the proper pairs in and problem solved.

Re: Thread tension seems off...

 by Revv Up ¦  Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:07 am ¦  Forum: Sewing Machines & Tools - Reviews / Problems / Fixes / Etc... ¦  Topic: Thread tension seems off... ¦  Replies: 12 ¦  Views: 2055

I also have a Juki 1541, my bets are
1) the timing is off
2) hook too far from needle
3) your thread is wound too tight on the spool and requires too much effort to unspool.

Re: uneven feed

 by Revv Up ¦  Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:06 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: uneven feed ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 895

I would think foot pressure and feed dog height would be the adjustments I’d be looking for.

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