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    Question Respooling bobbins

    What is the easiest way to respool bobbins?

    I bought 25km of thread today and some of those metallic bobbins and now sit with a bit of a prob as I don't have a sewing machine or dril.Should I bite the bullet and go buy a dril or what? If you do this as well please help. I tried the dremel but it's tooooo fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    What is the easiest way to respool bobbins?

    I bought 25km of thread today and some of those metallic bobbins and now sit with a bit of a prob as I don't have a sewing machine or dril.Should I bite the bullet and go buy a dril or what? If you do this as well please help. I tried the dremel but it's tooooo fast.

    Thanks
    I use an rechargeable drill. You need something with variable speed otherwise it snaps on the startup.
    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    I bought 25km of thread today
    Dude seriously... You can do that??? 25km ??? Of one colour or all together?

    Thats enough thread to fill 250 bobbins.. f@kkit..
    ..there we were..5 against 100.. ..Man did we F@k those 5 up..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    What is the easiest way to respool bobbins?

    I bought 25km of thread today and some of those metallic bobbins and now sit with a bit of a prob as I don't have a sewing machine or dril.Should I bite the bullet and go buy a dril or what? If you do this as well please help. I tried the dremel but it's tooooo fast.

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    Would that be the thread that Korrie showed us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schloshd1 View Post
    Would that be the thread that Korrie showed us?
    Overlocker backing thread?
    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    I use an rechargeable drill. You need something with variable speed otherwise it snaps on the startup.
    Ja I was leaning towards that 4sure. How do you connect the bobbin then?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    Overlocker backing thread?
    Ja, I think that's what it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Ja I was leaning towards that 4sure. How do you connect the bobbin then?
    I use a 60x6mm bolt with a foam washer on each side of the spool. The foam acts as a sort of clutch.
    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schloshd1 View Post
    Would that be the thread that Korrie showed us?
    Polyester sewing thread,very similar to UTC's 70 denier nylon. R18.95/5km
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 12-10-10 at 03:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamS View Post
    I use a 60x6mm bolt with a foam washer on each side of the spool. The foam acts as a sort of clutch.
    Thanks man great help sorted!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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