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  1. THanks UWE, my hook has way over double that much play. I'll closed up the play to about .060. It's not stiff or tight, but it's not loose
  2. It's been awhile since I last posted about my machine. Thanks again to everyone. My main concern is in the hook there is aleast 3/16" play. By that I mean if I hold the main shaft still the hook"s point can travel 3/16' before the slack in the bevel gears stops it. I could move the bevel gear on the main shaft closer if needed, but only if there is to much play. Since the manual is not specific about how much play is required I'm seeking you all's input The manual only says" not to close ,not to far". It is running ok, but gets very slack when in a curve with 138 or larger thread.. I suppose that could be me. I'm not sure if I'm operating it that well. Although with 69 thread it's much easier to turn.
  3. Help me fine tune my Pfaff 1245

    Mike and Ryan are correct. I should have looked in the manual too. Sorry for my post.
  4. Help me fine tune my Pfaff 1245

    Thanks you for posting. when I was looking up this youtube thread for your Pfaff1245 I realized I also wasn't threading my 1445 take up through both holes. I'm not sure that will help me. Pay attention the part about the tension disks . He goes around the post. It seems logical.. Hope this helped
  5. HI

    i own a 1445 as well and I'm close to solving my issues with it. Did you solve yours?



  6. PFAFF 1445 How good is my machine stitching?

    here an update with: 1.the right thread, 2. needle 3. tension , 4.bobbin wound correctly, 5.the machine adjusted.better. Setting up is very hard. Thanks to all
  7. Tension issues?

    Please let us know if that works, because I like guns, and all the stuff that goes with them. So, for me it is a good reason for a new toy
  8. PFAFF 1445 How good is my machine stitching?

    Thanks again Adrils, The D point was a request from the wife for a less wavy stitch( I like a good LR stitch) Madhatter, I've done exactly what you warned me against more than once. Thanks for all the advise!!
  9. PFAFF 1445 How good is my machine stitching?

    Thanks, ArildS I didn't notice the knots , but I didn't like the look this stitch. Now I know why
  10. Tension issues?

    Try adjusting the bobbin tension. The smaller 92 will may slip past the settings that you've always used for the larger 138 thread
  11. It's been a battle, but I think I've got it on the run. The question is can I get it better. It marked up this harness leather pretty good. I know there's a lot of operator errors. So let the critic begin. this was on : PFAFF 1445 w a clutch motor reduced 4:1, but the clutch will not let me creep along. 8 OZ. Harness W&C( good stuff) 207 on top and 138 below all polyester bonded with a 134 35D needle ,~ a 4mm stitch
  12. Wow , I like the workmanship you put into it a lot. You might be able to use a stiffer/thicker leather on the back to help with the fit. I like the molding. Not too much , not too little. Post up the next one when you figure out what style it will be.
  13. M&P Shield 9 Holster

    Awesome Workmanship! 1st class
  14. Sonydaze,I tried the 138/138 Black/white and it didn't go any better. A close look at the hook showed the thread catching at the needle plate./ Hook tab area. I polished the groves in the needle plate and Hook Tab away and stropped the finish. This helped a little. What seemed to work best was a fresh bobbin using the same thread as the top thread... I have now used 207/207 @ 24 and 138/138 @ 23. the 207 thread.worked well , but I don't see why? Any one had this problem before? I doubt my problem is unique .