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Do any of you use this?  Does it wind all types of bobbins?  I was thinking it might come in handy.
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We have two.   They do pretty good with the common bobbins.    The White / Kenmore types are a bit problematic but otherwise it works OK.

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We have two.   They do pretty good with the common bobbins.    The White / Kenmore types are a bit problematic but otherwise it works OK.

Joe


If you have TWO, I am guessing you like having them.  [wink]  Thanks!  Is there more than one type?  When I bring up images, it looks like there are different options.

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Christy, there is a cheap version and a more expensive version. I recently bought the cheap one and have found that it can't do FW bobbins. Haven't tried any others yet, but I'm sure it does the 15's! They seem to work pretty well but don't last terribly long.
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I use one on 15's 66's, Elna, L - haven't tried FW or touch and throw.
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For Featherweights, the middle hole is too small to fit on the "spike" of the bobbin winder. I wonder if that spike could be replaced somehow with a spool pin?
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The one we have here will work with any Class 66, 15 or 319 bobbin and others with normal ID center holes.
The FW bobbins will fit on the drive shaft but they have to be pushed down all the way so the stop finger fits between the rims.  When on like this the little spring pops out above the top of the bobbin making it darn hard to get off.
White/ Kenmore bobbins have a larger center hole and although they will fit and spin, the bobbin is off center.  I'm not sure how that would work.
It will not work with Touch & Sew bobbins, they don't have a center hole.

Truthfully it's my wife who likes those little plastic winders, I prefer the ones on the machines.  

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It seems to be hit & miss with whether you get one that works or not.  I had one and loved it.  When it finally croaked, I bought another one.  It's a piece of junk.  I googled it and found out that MANY people get one that's a piece of junk and a few people actually get a decent one.  
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It seems to be hit & miss with whether you get one that works or not.  I had one and loved it.  When it finally croaked, I bought another one.  It's a piece of junk.  I googled it and found out that MANY people get one that's a piece of junk and a few people actually get a decent one.  


The reviews I read seem to play that out.  I looked at the Wright's brand and the Simplicity one.

There is another one called the Easy Winder that has some good reviews. http://theeasywinder.com/  It's more expensive and you have to have a separate thread spool.  It looks like this one can wind more types of bobbins so if it would be better-last longer-and wind more types of bobbins the extra cost could be worth it.  Hmmmm.

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Do any of you use this?  Does it wind all types of bobbins?  I was thinking it might come in handy.

I have 3-4 of these.  I wind all my round bobbins on them.  I mainly use hand crank machines, and just don't want to wind a bobbin by hand.  I've used these for many years now, and they are great. 

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on my list is to construct a device to reload old Spools of thread.  I want to use new thread but keep the old spool for looks.

I am thinking an old long bobbin winder with sweeping arm will be the core....

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I'd love to see this done.  I set up displays/demo's of my vintage machines, and would rather have the old spools with new thread, instead of the new spools on the machines.  I just don't trust the old threads for my projects.

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I'd love to see this done.  I set up displays/demo's of my vintage machines, and would rather have the old spools with new thread, instead of the new spools on the machines.  I just don't trust the old threads for my projects.

Cheryl in Illinois


Yep, we do too, and want it for the same reason

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Christy,
I have a side winder, but it won't wind the Pfaff or Viking bobbins as the hole in the bobbin is too small to fit onto the spindle.
It works well with the class 15 and 66 Singer bobbins.
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We have a SideWinder and it has no problem with any of the round Singer bobbins. Even the Featherweight bobbins work. I find it much nicer than trying to fight with the one on the industrial table. 
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My Singer 15 bobbin winding mechanism was always problematic. After I converted her to a treadle, the bobbin winder was impossible. The side winder was a heaven sent.
My Singer 2 66 HCs' bobbin winders I have not even attempted. I think my poor shoulder would be a goner if I tried. LOL lol lol

I have a Singer fiddle base SM is there a comparable mechanism for winding a long bobbin?

I have only tried using the sidewinder for my Singer SM. I should try it with my Pfaff and Necchi for future reference.




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