I stay away from US products. Canada has more rules than the US on food.
I was lucky enough to pick up this machine recently. Hardly used, has all the parts listed in the manual except the sewing needle, and even has the warranty card LOL
First thing I checked was the sponge bar which needed replacing.
I've since found a maintenance manual on line. Google for it.
Huge learning curve from my old Bond. I have started with a few simple projects and have yet been brave enough to try one of the pattern cards. I also have all the sheets of shaping for the sweaters that haven't been used either.
Ive been going through my stash trying different wools. It will use thicker wool but if it seems stiff and hard to push, go every second needle. I gave up on heavy cotton, I'll save that for the Bond.
Follow the manual for set up carefully. Once you get the hang of it, it gets easier.
Any machine attracts my hubby.. He shrugs when it comes to knitting needles or crochet hook but a machine ....Now that's a different cup of tea. Any problems and he's right in there offering to fix it.
Neat name for a store we don't have in Canada...At least not on Vancouver Island.
Double check the needles. If you can undo the the wool carriage part to see which needles are jamming it helps. My machine had two needles in the middle that had the leavers jammed under the hooks.
Great tip. I am doing a lot of short rows in a sweater to use up spare yarn. I will be doing this in the future.
Thankyou 300knitter..Actually it's a Mitsubishi machine. And I now have a manual. A lot more work needed on it to get it running properly compared to my other vintage machines. Found 2 damaged needles, the wool feeder was bent and kept catching the needles and the foam pressure bar was not just completely flat it was rusty. It has two feeders for two separate wool. Haven't quite figured out how to stop them getting tangled and I think someone has messed with the knobs as it works on different settings to what it's supposed to. I love a challenge. I'll probably go back to my Old studio machine for any serious work. Pity.
CatieD Thank you I will join the group. I do a lot of work on my Bond and Studio machines the hard way. Short rows and lace. It would be nice to just push a button.
Does anyone have a manual or information on this knitting machine. Its a big step up from my old bond and seems more technical than my old singer. It has buttons that obvious adjust the needles. Any help would be appreciated.
There is a picture on Pinterest with the manual and pattern cards..this unfortunately is not mine and was posted back in 2014, but is the exact same machine.