miker

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  1. miker

    adler spare parts?

    i have made some adjustments and it seems ok now! I will make one more video and post it again!
  2. miker

    adler spare parts?

    a little help will be appreciated! I don't know what are the strikethrough words? according to the service manual Adjustment feed dog follow-up movement 1. Set stitch regulator lever to maximum forward stitch length. 2. Rotate handwheel until the take-up lever has reached its highest position. 3. In this position rotate the handwheel further. The feed dog should now advance by one tooth before it sinks below the throat plate (with normally toothed feed dog). Fig.1. Correct as follows: 4. Slacken screw 51. Fig. 2, page 204. 5. Rotate cam 52 as required. 6. Retighten screw 51. Feed dog height adjustment 1. Rotate handwheel until the feed dog has reached its hi- ghest position. 2. In this position the feed dog should be above the throat plate by the height of one tooth. Fig. 3. Correct as follows: 3. Slacken screw 53. Fig.4, page 204. 4, Rotate crank 54 upwards = _ feed dog moves higher | downwards = feed dog moves lower. 5. Tighten screw 53, Feed dog lift adjustment Please note that with the following adjustment you will not obtain the feed dog lift movement as shown in Fig.1 but an approximately rectangular movement (Fig.2 ,page 205). The lift movement shown in Fig.2 is necessary in order to ensure that the pre-set stitch length is actually carried out by the feed dog above the throat plate 1. Rotate handwheel until the needle enters the needle hole or the feed dog has completed its follow-up movement as set according to page 12. 2 With the feed dog in this position it should sink vertically below the throat plate when the handwheel is rotated fur ther, and, on completion of its return journey it should also emerge vertically from the throat plate. Please note that this vertical lift can be only approximately obtained by means of the round cam. Correct as follows: 3. Slacken- screws 55. Fig. 3, page 205. 4. Rotate cam 56. It is advisable to hold the cam by means of a tool (screw- driver or the like) and to carry out the adjustment by rotating the handwhneel. 5. Tighten screws 59. why the say "Please note that with the following adjustment you will not obtain the feed dog lift movement as shown in Fig.1 but an approximately rectangular movement (Fig.2 ,page 205). The lift movement shown in Fig.2 is necessary in order to ensure that the pre-set stitch length is actually carried out by the feed dog above the throat plate" Isn't this kind of movement the correct one? Those part are the same on 168 and 68. Only the number for the various screws are different
  3. miker

    adler spare parts?

    here are the photos!
  4. miker

    adler spare parts?

    I also have this manual! Only in german damn it! I have some german friends and i will ask their help to translate. I will make the photos tomorrow! The funny thing is that the machine came like this from a service center
  5. miker

    adler spare parts?

    according to the international service center in Germany the machine is ok! I will keep it as it is but i still believe that it's not perfect!
  6. miker

    adler spare parts?

    i saw the the difference! The 168 is not a walking foot machine!
  7. miker

    adler spare parts?

    is the class 168 similar to the 68? Because i have a detailed service manual for 168! As i can see from the exploded views the 168 have a shorter stick than 68-4563L and the position of the hook is from the right side of the needle, on the 68 is from the left side
  8. miker

    adler spare parts?

    The new video! I hope it's ok now!
  9. miker

    adler spare parts?

    Yes the video is blurry (i made it with my phone) however it's visible what i mean! I'll make one more video later today. The funny thing is that the machine came like this from a service center! I guess i have to do it myself! Before i start any suggestion on what i must reset?
  10. miker

    adler spare parts?

    The video was private! Try now!
  11. miker

    adler spare parts?

    yes! Needle feed, walking foot!
  12. miker

    adler spare parts?

    Here is the video i promised! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySGKJU5QfxE&feature=youtu.be You can clearly see the leather piece moving a bit forward while the needle is already in the leather! Is it supposed to be like that?
  13. miker

    adler spare parts?

    One question! I think my machine needs timing! I'll explain myself. When the needle bar start penetrating the leather it still moves forward for a while. I thought that when the needle touch the leather sould be at its most forward position! Am i right? Tomorrow i'll make a video also
  14. miker

    from Desktop to portable!

    I will use the battery pack from another drill.I have 4 such battery packs. I don't know how long can last! A friend needs a bimini for his boat and it's a good chance to try the machine! Actually it needs a better motor but this is for future. Also a bigger pulley on the motor and another suitable type on the machine. Anyway this is just an idea and this is the first attempt! I know there are portable machines on the market but i want to make this one!
  15. I had this idea long time ago. I have an old pfaff capable of zigzag and straight stitching that i don't use it any more! So i decide to make an experiment! Make the old machine portable! Ok it's a little heavy but only a little! I made a wooden box as a case for the machine. For the motor a use an old 12volt cordless drill. I took it apart and use the electric motor and the trigger. You can use the battery from any cordless drill. To make the foot pedal i used 2 pieces of plywood I made a lot of improvisation to make it work! It's not a state of the art but the experiment was ok! Total cost? Less than 50euros! There are plenty of improvement to be made. i will use it a little to see how convenient it is and if i like it i will make it better!