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Old November 18th 13, 05:20 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy
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I've been breaking needles and creating bird's nests under the needle plate.

It takes me a while to unscrew the needleplate with the supplied flat Singer
screwdriver. Has anyone found a driver short enough to fit under the
housing that you can spin instead of having to change your grip?

This should work, and it might be small enough fit in the mini utility box.

http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/jano...r-p-30191.html

Anyone have a better prospect?


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Old November 18th 13, 06:43 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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"Stumpy" wrote in message
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I've been breaking needles and creating bird's nests under the needle
plate.

It takes me a while to unscrew the needleplate with the supplied flat
Singer screwdriver. Has anyone found a driver short enough to fit under
the housing that you can spin instead of having to change your grip?

This should work, and it might be small enough fit in the mini utility
box.

http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/jano...r-p-30191.html

Anyone have a better prospect?

Sounds counter intuitive but I use a 12 inch long with a 3/16" blade. At an
angle.

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
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Old November 18th 13, 06:43 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Stumpy wrote:
[...]
Anyone have a better prospect?


I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...oducts_id=1553

But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in
one of these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw

NAYY,

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Old November 18th 13, 07:23 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...oducts_id=1553


That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand to
change my grip every 180deg.

But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of
these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Pretty good price too.


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Old November 18th 13, 07:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy
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This should work, and it might be small enough fit in the mini utility
box.

http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/jano...r-p-30191.html

Anyone have a better prospect?

Sounds counter intuitive but I use a 12 inch long with a 3/16" blade. At
an angle.


I can go at an angle with Phillips head, Singer OEM screws are standard
head.

I may sacrifice an old, long screwdriver by cutting off the shank and
epoxying some string back on for a grip. The Janome store is ~1/2 hour
drive.


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Old November 18th 13, 08:15 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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"Stumpy" wrote in message
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I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...oducts_id=1553


That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand
to change my grip every 180deg.

But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of
these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Pretty good price too.

Once you break them loose they come out easy with fingers only.
My 12 inch has not failed me ever. At least not in 35 years.

--
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
www.facebook.com/A1SewingMachineSpecialists



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Old November 18th 13, 10:02 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy[_2_]
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I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...oducts_id=1553


That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand
to change my grip every 180deg.

But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of
these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Pretty good price too.

Once you break them loose they come out easy with fingers only.
My 12 inch has not failed me ever. At least not in 35 years.


My fingers are not so nimble. The Singer hobby model only has 2 1/2" of
vertical clearance and a bulky housing directly above.

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Old November 18th 13, 10:36 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Ron Anderson
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"Stumpy" wrote in message
m...

I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...oducts_id=1553


That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand
to change my grip every 180deg.

But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one
of these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Pretty good price too.

Once you break them loose they come out easy with fingers only.
My 12 inch has not failed me ever. At least not in 35 years.


My fingers are not so nimble. The Singer hobby model only has 2 1/2" of
vertical clearance and a bulky housing directly above.

I have worked on them. That is what I do all day every day

--
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
http://www.a1sewingmachine.com
www.facebook.com/A1SewingMachineSpecialists




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Old November 19th 13, 05:05 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy
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But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of
these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Me too. Amazon has it for $8 with free shipping. Looks like it would fit
any of my existing bits too.


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Old November 19th 13, 07:32 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Stumpy
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But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of
these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle...Fe-DQgod7W0AXw


Me too. Amazon has it for $8 with free shipping. Looks like it would fit
any of my existing bits too.


http://www.harborfreight.com/8-piece...ver-92630.html

This is on sale at Harbor freight, $3.99

It's the usual HF low quality, but the knurled knob on top is very easy to
spin independent of the ratchet.


 




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