Bobbin case explosion?

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 08:59:49



I don't see that anyone has responded to what Sunny wrote on 8/10 about her
bobbin case.  Her post was in the thread Michelle began on 8/8 about free
motion.  Sunny's not stitching on junk SMs, she has a fine Pfaff and, maybe
a Janome - she calls it a 6600.  Anyhow.  We need to know if this has Ever
happened to anyone else and if we need to put on our weed-eating goggles the
next time we turn the screws on our bobbin cases. Polly

    Sunny said >>I have a very good reason for desperately wanting a special
FMQ bobbin holder:

I read everything in the manual, everything everybody here ever said
about adjusting bobbin holders, everything I could find online. Then I
sat down with my Pfaff 7570 bobbin holder and a tiny screwdriver. I
made a ***y, tiny little motion with the screwdriver, hardly visible.
The darned bobbin holder sprang apart like an over wound watch. When
my heart slowed to a normal rhythm I found the pieces and tried to put
it back the way it was before I messed with it. No go. I've got it
into one piece, but thread catches and splits. I've adjusted and oiled
a tiny bit and begged the darned thing to work.

In the end I just bought another bobbin holder. Which is way tighter
than the old one that came with my machine and which requires that I
constantly fiddle with the tension setting. And that was the "easy"
bobbin holder to adjust. No way am I touching***driver to my 6600
bobbin holder after that experience. Nope, I'll just spend the money
up front rather than trying to replace something that may or may not
work as well as the original.

And that is why I'm willing to pay good money for a bobbin holder that
could be adjusted if I was brave enough.

Sunny

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Joann » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:16:05


Yup,  had it happen years ago on an old brother. Tried to make
adjustments and the***went flying. Put it back together but it was
never the same. After a few weeks of constant adjustments I decided to
buy a new one. Never had any troubles after that. The new one worked
like a dream. So I just don't mess with the bobbin tension. If I must
I'll take it in to get a cleaning and tell him. Our local guy will
adjust it properly as part of the cleaning if need be.
Take Care
Joanna
Quote:

> I don't see that anyone has responded to what Sunny wrote on 8/10 about
> her bobbin case.  Her post was in the thread Michelle began on 8/8 about
> free motion.  Sunny's not stitching on junk SMs, she has a fine Pfaff
> and, maybe a Janome - she calls it a 6600.  Anyhow.  We need to know if
> this has Ever happened to anyone else and if we need to put on our
> weed-eating goggles the next time we turn the screws on our bobbin
> cases. Polly

>    Sunny said >>I have a very good reason for desperately wanting a
> special FMQ bobbin holder:

> I read everything in the manual, everything everybody here ever said
> about adjusting bobbin holders, everything I could find online. Then I
> sat down with my Pfaff 7570 bobbin holder and a tiny screwdriver. I
> made a ***y, tiny little motion with the screwdriver, hardly visible.
> The darned bobbin holder sprang apart like an over wound watch. When
> my heart slowed to a normal rhythm I found the pieces and tried to put
> it back the way it was before I messed with it. No go. I've got it
> into one piece, but thread catches and splits. I've adjusted and oiled
> a tiny bit and begged the darned thing to work.

> In the end I just bought another bobbin holder. Which is way tighter
> than the old one that came with my machine and which requires that I
> constantly fiddle with the tension setting. And that was the "easy"
> bobbin holder to adjust. No way am I touching***driver to my 6600
> bobbin holder after that experience. Nope, I'll just spend the money
> up front rather than trying to replace something that may or may not
> work as well as the original.

> And that is why I'm willing to pay good money for a bobbin holder that
> could be adjusted if I was brave enough.

> Sunny


 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Witchystitche » Fri, 14 Aug 2009 21:51:54


Some machines have bobbins made to be adjusted and some warn against
it. I have several bobbin cases I bought for my Brother 1500 and have
adjusted them for different threads. I recently invested in a Towa
bobbin tension gauge and have found that the perfect bobbin tension
for this machine is 225.



Quote:
>Yup,  had it happen years ago on an old brother. Tried to make
>adjustments and the***went flying. Put it back together but it was
>never the same. After a few weeks of constant adjustments I decided to
>buy a new one. Never had any troubles after that

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Sand » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:03:14



Quote:

> Yup,  had it happen years ago on an old brother. Tried to make
> adjustments and the***went flying. Put it back together but it was
> never the same. After a few weeks of constant adjustments I decided to
> buy a new one. Never had any troubles after that. The new one worked
> like a dream. So I just don't mess with the bobbin tension. If I must
> I'll take it in to get a cleaning and tell him. Our local guy will
> adjust it properly as part of the cleaning if need be.
> Take Care
> Joanna

But Joanna, did your brother ever recover? ;) Sorry -- I couldn't help
it. <G>

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Sand » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:03:43



Quote:

> Some machines have bobbins made to be adjusted and some warn against
> it. I have several bobbin cases I bought for my Brother 1500 and have
> adjusted them for different threads. I recently invested in a Towa
> bobbin tension gauge and have found that the perfect bobbin tension
> for this machine is 225.

What's a Towa bobbin tension gauge? That sounds interesting!

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by robb » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 01:05:06



Quote:
> Some machines have bobbins made to be adjusted and some warn
against
> it. I have several bobbin cases I bought for my Brother 1500
and have
> adjusted them for different threads. I recently invested in a
Towa
> bobbin tension gauge and have found that the perfect bobbin
tension
> for this machine is 225.

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:16:05 GMT, Joanna


Quote:

> >Yup,  had it happen years ago on an old brother. Tried to make
> >adjustments and the***went flying. Put it back together
but it was
> >never the same. After a few weeks of constant adjustments I
decided to
> >buy a new one. Never had any troubles after that

As a tool junkie i may invest in one of those Towa bobbin tension
meter devices.

But before i learned of the Towa ...

Occasionally i would use the 'Duracell AA' or 'Energizer AA'
tension gauge with a couple of  US Liberty/Jeferson $0.05 to fine
tune the tension  values. The AAs are about 25 grams each and the
Jeferson Nickel is about 5 grams. Some of the service manuals i
own have the bobbin tension spec. between 20 - 40 grams.

With the *weights* taped to the thread i could adjust the***
until the weights fell properly.
Maybe not as easy to use or as accurate as the Towa but it works.

YMMV

robb

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Joann » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:44:50


...HAHA....thanx made me laugh
Take Care
joanna
Quote:



>> Yup,  had it happen years ago on an old brother. Tried to make
>> adjustments and the***went flying. Put it back together but it was
>> never the same. After a few weeks of constant adjustments I decided to
>> buy a new one. Never had any troubles after that. The new one worked
>> like a dream. So I just don't mess with the bobbin tension. If I must
>> I'll take it in to get a cleaning and tell him. Our local guy will
>> adjust it properly as part of the cleaning if need be.
>> Take Care
>> Joanna

> But Joanna, did your brother ever recover? ;) Sorry -- I couldn't help
> it. <G>

 
 
 

Bobbin case explosion?

Post by Witchystitche » Sat, 15 Aug 2009 06:53:21


http://www.allstitch.net/product/towa-bobbin-case-tension-gauge-stand...

Expensive for a gadget, but so far well worth it. Perfect tension
every time.



Quote:


>> Some machines have bobbins made to be adjusted and some warn against
>> it. I have several bobbin cases I bought for my Brother 1500 and have
>> adjusted them for different threads. I recently invested in a Towa
>> bobbin tension gauge and have found that the perfect bobbin tension
>> for this machine is 225.

>What's a Towa bobbin tension gauge? That sounds interesting!