Anyone have the Simet Motor Drive? I got one with a Brother machine attached and wanted to put a Silver Reed on it but it doesn't seem to want to fit. Of course I got no manual with the motor drive either. A lot of places show the S/R mounted on a Simet but I'm at a loss. Any pictures or the manual would be apriciated.
I have one and used it however I'm in Florida for the winter so can't send you any info other than 2 pictures I have on my iPad. Hope it helps.
Thanks - I have a different connecting arm on the drive itself that allows carriage to disengage if it gets stuck so it sticks out further. Does yours do that also? It appears to be rigid
This motor is identical to my Knitmaster 201.
Made by / for Silver reed, Studio, Singer, Knitmaster etc.
I understood that Simet motors were quite different and for Brother.
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The following link states that it is a Simet motor drive and it is being used on a Silver Reed machine with the lace carriage. I don't know if this will help you in any way but it's probably worth looking at.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFt-kmvNE7c
I don't know if you can ask the person who made the video questions and get the info you want.
Saw that - nice option with S/R to be able to use motor for lace. I have searched a lot and there is so little information available on Simet. I did see one posting saying Needletek had some simet parts. Guess I'll have to try calling them later ands see if he has any insight.
Yes thanks, and I found some on ebay, gumtree etc.
It is the Simet Junior.
I though the first one being referred to was the Simet Powerknit.
That was solely for brother.
All the Silver motors were sold under their own name. Eg Knitmaster etc.
That's the model - JR. Simet seems to be more popular in Europe and even moreso in Russia than in the US. Looks like by making a small bracket and moving the rail back ~1 1/2" it would work just fine. Time to go call in a few favors at the machine shop and see.
Mine is a Knitmaster 201 motor but looks identical in the piccy and video.
I use mine on my Silver Reed 840 electronic and SRP60 ribber.
I maybe could use it on my Brother 260 Chunky.
Such hard work for me since my heart ops and stroke.
Perhaps just needs another connector.
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Are you still looking for a manual to the Simet Jr? I just got one this weekend, and now have it hooked up to my Toyota. I did get the manual with mine.
Thanks for the generous offer. That would be appreciated. Information seems very scarce. Wouldn't know where to look for parts either.
I finally got around to making a copy of the manual for the Simet jr Motor.
Thanks Pam. I too have one and needed a copy of its manual.
MKEtc., would you please post this manual on your website for others? Thanks in advance.
You are able to use this power motor with an knitmaster as my instruction manual says that you have a red strip for the numbers on the long bar. Also they came with different brackets and different connecting pieces for the carriage.