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    Hi all

    I have a problem with my bobbins. They are very stiff. The tread wont unwind while I'm tying. Sometimes the tread will even break from the strain.

    I noticed on some videos that the tread unwinds while you tie something in.
    Anybody with some ideas on how the fix this?
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    Hi Benja

    Unfortunatily no advice, only lots of empathy. and I use mostly Danville's which is supposed to be a good brand.
    I hope we both can get some good advice.

    Rudolf

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    You can bend the legs open to get the right tension. Just grab a leg in each hand and pull open slowly.

    Also make sure you use the right boobin size for the spool. You get some with wider legs for the bigger spool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Unfortunatily no advice, only lots of empathy. and I use mostly Danville's which is supposed to be a good brand.
    I hope we both can get some good advice.
    Yeah its damn frustrating!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne View Post
    You can bend the legs open to get the right tension. Just grab a leg in each hand and pull open slowly.

    Also make sure you use the right boobin size for the spool. You get some with wider legs for the bigger spool.
    Thanks morne, I'll try that
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    Hi there Benja

    Don't bend the bobbin.

    When spool tension is a problem simply take some lip ice and lube the balls/feet of the bobbin.

    This really works a charm and solves the problem in no time.

    Cheers
    MC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne View Post
    You can bend the legs open to get the right tension. Just grab a leg in each hand and pull open slowly.

    Also make sure you use the right boobin size. You get some with wider legs for the bigger spool.
    Uuhhmm, what were we talking about again ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Uuhhmm, what were we talking about again ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    Uuhhmm, what were we talking about again ?
    Eish, was wide open to that one I personaly prefer the thiner ones, I like a bit of tension
    Last edited by Morne; 23-06-08 at 08:05 AM.
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    Morne , what have you done !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCC View Post
    Hi there Benja

    Don't bend the bobbin.

    When spool tension is a problem simply take some lip ice and lube the balls/feet of the bobbin.

    This really works a charm and solves the problem in no time.

    Cheers
    MC
    wow this really works great
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