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Old September 12th 03, 02:38 PM
PhatSheep
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Default Passap Duomatic 80

Hello

I am thinking of buying a passap duomatic 80 (one of the green ones) along
with a footcontrolled motor. I already have a brother KH881 which is pretty
tempremental and I'm hoping this machine will enable me to knit more
efficiently.

I would really appreciate any feedback anybody can give me regarding the
passap duomatic 80 and whether its worth making the investment.
thanks

Suzanne
Shetland Isles


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Old September 12th 03, 06:09 PM
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In article , PhatSheep [email protected]_please
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Hello

I am thinking of buying a passap duomatic 80 (one of the green ones) along
with a footcontrolled motor. I already have a brother KH881 which is pretty
tempremental and I'm hoping this machine will enable me to knit more
efficiently.

I would really appreciate any feedback anybody can give me regarding the
passap duomatic 80 and whether its worth making the investment.
thanks

Suzanne
Shetland Isles


If you are finding an 881 temperamental you will never get on with a
Passap.
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David Toft
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Old September 12th 03, 08:10 PM
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"David Toft" wrote in message
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In article , PhatSheep [email protected]_please
remove_.phatsheep.co.uk writes
Hello

I am thinking of buying a passap duomatic 80 (one of the green ones)

along
with a footcontrolled motor. I already have a brother KH881 which is

pretty
tempremental and I'm hoping this machine will enable me to knit more
efficiently.

I would really appreciate any feedback anybody can give me regarding the
passap duomatic 80 and whether its worth making the investment.
thanks

Suzanne
Shetland Isles


If you are finding an 881 temperamental you will never get on with a
Passap.
--
David Toft


I'm finding the 881 temperamental because the carriage jams continually is
this the same with the passap?
I would really appreciate finding out about how the passap works or doesn't!
before I make a purchase.

Suzanne Shearer


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Old September 12th 03, 08:59 PM
David Toft
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I'm finding the 881 temperamental because the carriage jams continually is
this the same with the passap?
I would really appreciate finding out about how the passap works or doesn't!
before I make a purchase.

Suzanne Shearer


Turn the carriage over, in the middle there is a little flippy lever,
about half an inch each side of this are 2 more flippy levers that
should be spring loaded, the spring has come off one or both of these.
Look closely and you will see the loop on the end of the spring which
should be over the pin on the underside of the lever. You can hook it
back with a latchless needle.
Let me know if this doesn't work.
--
David Toft
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Old September 13th 03, 05:56 PM
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"David Toft" wrote in message
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I'm finding the 881 temperamental because the carriage jams continually

is
this the same with the passap?
I would really appreciate finding out about how the passap works or

doesn't!
before I make a purchase.

Suzanne Shearer


Turn the carriage over, in the middle there is a little flippy lever,
about half an inch each side of this are 2 more flippy levers that
should be spring loaded, the spring has come off one or both of these.
Look closely and you will see the loop on the end of the spring which
should be over the pin on the underside of the lever. You can hook it
back with a latchless needle.
Let me know if this doesn't work.
--
David Toft



Thanks for the help
I tried looking at the carriage but both the levers have the springs
attached!
It mostly happens when I am knitting skip stitch.
I have tried just about everything I can think of short of taking the
machine to bits, which I dont think I should do as I am certain I would
never get it back together again!
Any more ideas very welcome!

Suzanne Shearer


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Old September 14th 03, 11:02 AM
David Toft
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Turn the carriage over, in the middle there is a little flippy lever,
about half an inch each side of this are 2 more flippy levers that
should be spring loaded, the spring has come off one or both of these.
Look closely and you will see the loop on the end of the spring which
should be over the pin on the underside of the lever. You can hook it
back with a latchless needle.
Let me know if this doesn't work.
--
David Toft



Thanks for the help
I tried looking at the carriage but both the levers have the springs
attached!
It mostly happens when I am knitting skip stitch.
I have tried just about everything I can think of short of taking the
machine to bits, which I dont think I should do as I am certain I would
never get it back together again!
Any more ideas very welcome!

Suzanne Shearer


Are you using a suitable pattern, the punchcard should have lots of
holes in it.
Are you using some weights
Are you using the right tension
Is the sponge bar any good
--
David Toft
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Old September 16th 03, 04:40 PM
PhatSheep
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"David Toft" wrote in message
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Turn the carriage over, in the middle there is a little flippy lever,
about half an inch each side of this are 2 more flippy levers that
should be spring loaded, the spring has come off one or both of these.
Look closely and you will see the loop on the end of the spring which
should be over the pin on the underside of the lever. You can hook it
back with a latchless needle.
Let me know if this doesn't work.
--
David Toft



Thanks for the help
I tried looking at the carriage but both the levers have the springs
attached!
It mostly happens when I am knitting skip stitch.
I have tried just about everything I can think of short of taking the
machine to bits, which I dont think I should do as I am certain I would
never get it back together again!
Any more ideas very welcome!

Suzanne Shearer


Are you using a suitable pattern, the punchcard should have lots of
holes in it.
Are you using some weights
Are you using the right tension
Is the sponge bar any good
--
David Toft


Yes to all of the above!
Can you see why I am a bit frustrated with it!

Suzanne Shearer


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Old September 18th 03, 11:43 PM
David Toft
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Yes to all of the above!
Can you see why I am a bit frustrated with it!

Suzanne Shearer


I would need to have a look at it. Do you have a digital camera.
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David Toft
 




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