[amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help

Ah, a LIGHTED magnifying lens-have to look for one. I use 'reverse' tweazers
to hold thread, needle etc. They stay closed, have serrated jaw, and you
squeeze to open them. Have couple of them from my jewelry making days and
they work great-can grip a needle while I try to see where the heck it is
going. And for threading needles-grabs the short end where my big fat
fingers can't get to pull it through!
I just picked up a couple 'magnifying worklights' that are on the long
necks-may mount one next to the AMaya and see if that works to see what I"m
doing-holding a magnifier means finding that third hand I could use...
Roland

> From: "HK Acree" <hkacree@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 07:42:29 -0700
> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
> 
> Rod,
> YUP, and the cool part was it was on sale for $1.99. Best  money I have
> spent in a while. I also picked up a pair of forceps at a drug store. Clamp
> a needle in them and they give me better control over my needle placement.
> As a side note, after doing this for a little over 2 yrs., and with the help
> of those on this board, I think I am over the hump. That point where you can
> decipher is it a design or machine issue and what to do about it. That point
> where you are not worried to death about is the dang thing gonna work and
> you begin to trust her. How to keep feeding the Goddess so she regurgitates
> money. Thanks to all!!!
> 
> Herb
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rod or Sharon" <springer37@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 6:08 PM
> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
> 
> 
>> Roland,
>> I bought a small lighted hand held magnifying glass. I is about 5 " long
>> and 1 1/2 " wide, holds 2   AAA batteries and is just what the doctor
>> ordered to be able to see the groove in the front side of the needles and
>> you can really see what you are doing when replacing or setting a
>> needle......Herb Acree watched me use it on his machine while I was
>> working on it and then ran right down and bought himself
>> one...........right Herb??
>> 
>> Rod
>> 
>> Embroidery Cottage
>> Rod & Sharon Springer
>> Melco Trained Amaya Tech/Trainer
>> Design Shop Pro+ Digitizing
>> 
>> Boise, ID  83713
>> 208-938-3038
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Roland R. Irish III" <signman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 2:52 PM
>> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
>> 
>> 
>>> Aha!! I get those thread tails sometimes...so looks like I need to back
>>> off
>>> a few degrees on some needles. Really arbitrary where to turn it to with
>>> nothing flat to guide the needle-and with poor eyesight, even with
>>> reading
>>> glasses-it is just so hard to see there!
>>> 
>>>> From: "Jean A. Allen" <jaa1943@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Reply-To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 13:36:25 -0700 (PDT)
>>>> To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
>>>> 
>>>> My tech told me not more than 15 degrees but that 5 degrees was
>>>> the best.  When I go much past 5 degrees, I get thread tails at
>>>> the start of a pattern.
>>>> 
>>>> --- "Roland R. Irish III" <signman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> When we went down to NJ for a week of training, and also when
>>>>> a machine tech
>>>>> stopped in once, we were told 15 degrees, might be off but we
>>>>> watched to see
>>>>> how far it was turned. Best I can figure without a
>>>>> protractor-if the needle
>>>>> 'straight' is a clock, and you are looking at 6:00-so the eye
>>>>> of the needle
>>>>> would end up pointing at 5 pm...make sense? but it works-stops
>>>>> most of the
>>>>> thread breaks.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> From: "Body Cover" <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Reply-To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 09:00:45 -0700
>>>>>> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I had read that the eye turns to the right only
>>>>>> 5 degrees! which I guess would be counter clockwise.
>>>>>> I would be watching to see if too much of an angle
>>>>>> keeps the hook from catching in the needle scarf.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I also thought 5 degrees was much more than it actually is.
>>>>>> when I looked at a protractor I realized that 5 degrees was
>>>>>> in fact a very small amount.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Ron Vinyard
>>>>>> Body Cover / Magic Stitches
>>>>>> 1-888-435-0176
>>>>>> 541-471-1504
>>>>>> fax 471-0427
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 420 SW H street
>>>>>> Grants Pass, OR 97526
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> www.bodycoverdesign.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: "Roland R. Irish III" <signman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:14 AM
>>>>>> Subject: [amayausers] Re: thread breaks - help
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> How about the angle the needle is 'turned' in the shaft?
>>>>> I've had the same
>>>>>>> problem (and now pretty much refuse to embroider on
>>>>> 'teeshirt' material-just
>>>>>>> takes too much work) and after checking everything you
>>>>> mention, I find my
>>>>>>> wife (who does most of the setup) isn't turning a new
>>>>> needle to get the 15
>>>>>>> degree or so angle counterclockwise. Also, a tendency to
>>>>> have the plate just
>>>>>>> a hair to the left of dead center. Once I reset the needle
>>>>> and set the plate
>>>>>>> back to the right, usually that stops it!
>>>>>>> Another similar problem was fixed when we started replacing
>>>>> the top rollers
>>>>>>> at the 2 million stitch mark-worst thread breaks were
>>>>> happening on the
>>>>>>> rollers with the most wear. Probably a combination of all 3
>>>>> things but
>>>>>>> changing it helped!
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Jean Ann Allen
>>>> Digital Arts Embroidery & Imprinting
>>>> 29820 E 156th St South
>>>> Coweta, OK 74429
>>>> 918-279-0074
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 


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