DSloop

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  1. DSloop

    I need clicker help

    It is not cycling properly, the pump does not change pitch as it is under no load, the signal is not getting to the relay that controls the stroke. if the pump was under load it could be heard as in the hydronic press video. First thing to do is change the oil.
  2. DSloop

    I need clicker help

    Does it have an inline filter? If so, remove the line going into the filter and pump the oil into a container. The gear pump will pick up and push most of the oil out of the system. Then refill the reservoir and test the system. If no filter, just remove the line that feeds the hydraulic cylinder and let it pump into a container. Same operation, different method. NOTE- the oil will come out with great force, be careful.
  3. DSloop

    Looking for a 111w155 or equivalent (NYC)

    I am near Gastonia, but someone is coming to look at the machine Monday. This is not a large bobbin machine. What is wrong with your 154? What parts do you need?
  4. DSloop

    Looking for a 111w155 or equivalent (NYC)

    I have one in North Carolina, $300.00 plus shipping. Tables can be found many places, of course you need a servo motor- $125.00 Consew models, from amazon. These heads weigh about 60 pounds, you can calculate shipping, I will crate it.
  5. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    That does not need to be adjusted unless you go from a large diameter thread to a very small one. Usually. Top thread tension seems to regulate the bobbin thread tension good enough.
  6. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    Mine looks like crap now. Too bad I don't have a machine shop.
  7. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    post an image of the area of the hook, where the thread is shown and discussed in the video above. Is it a Simanco hook? just curious.tyvm quote--(I was hoping someone could help me with adjusting the presser foot knee lift. Whenever I do it, the rod on the machine seems to want to twist, and then all of a sudden it "lets go", and makes a spring type noise. From the videos I've watched, the action is suppose to be smooth. Also, could someone explain how to adjust the spring that is on the rod itself with the set screw? Not sure where to set it exactly.) The end of the lifting rod under the machine needs a smooth rounded surface, like a small wheel, or in my case a small heim joint that I repurposed. I just slid the end over the lifting rod, with a thin piece of foam rubber wrapped around the rod to prevent it from falling off. You could thread the rod if it was the right size, mine was not. The round surface will provide a better smoother action where it touches the metal pad when you use the knee lift.
  8. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    Wat? Kinda lost here...…..
  9. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    I tried to keep it evenly worked, so that the original shape was kept. Some 1600-2500 grit sand paper is needed to polish it also. The NEW generic hook was as pointed as a needle, tested by poking the web between thumb and first finger. A GOOD magnifying glass is really handy. A strong one, like from the eyepiece of a pair of binoculars. Is your hook a Simanco, or generic? Sharpening won't help too much if it's not Simanco., imho.
  10. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    Today I was playing with the machine I am keeping and slowed down to turn a kinda sharp corner and it skipped a stitch , then another. Looked at the hook and it was NOT a Singer hook. Good time for an experiment with hooks, so I used a fine stone on the point of the other used hook which is a Singer, to make it nice and sharp pointed, as it was just slightly dull.( It would not make a pin prick feeling on the meaty part of my hand, that's the only gauge I have) Replaced it for the one in the machine which has no brand name on it, checked the timing, it had not changed so I turned it thru a few times by hand then let er rip. I tried to make it skip stitches but it would not. Go fast then slow and turn or just slow or stop. It did not skip any more. The part of the hook where the thread slips off as seen in the video above, on a Singer hook, is just a little bit longer than on the no name hooks. That small difference in the hook shape seems to me as what causes the skipped stiches.
  11. I'm gonna try that.. thanks for the idea.
  12. Nice. How well does the mouse work on leather?
  13. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    You just learn by experience setting the tension, it don't take long. That was an interesting video. I have two hooks, one a 35 dollar Chinese brand and a Simanco original. The Singer has more metal in the area where the thread was slipping off the hook in the video. It is about 3 mm longer there. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
  14. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    tighten the bobbin until it will not slide. these things like tension. thread take up spring is set at medium. How did you time it? there is a very good video on youtube about doing that. the author describes everything clearly. search for 111w155 setup/timing/maintenance.. How is the hook? nice and smooth and very pointy? The point of the hook should be 1/16 of an inch above the needle eye as it starts back up. It should be moved as close as possible to the needle without touching it.( I think that's how it goes)
  15. DSloop

    Singer 111W153 & table resto project

    Bobbin tension kinda stays the same unless you go from light to very heavy thread. Did you set it where the thread is resisting being pulled from the holder? It should not be loose, but offer good resistance. Check ALL of the guides and little holes where the thread runs thru.If there is even a small groove for the thread to catch it will mess everything up. Get a good magnifying glass and check those out, along with the tension discs. I don't run the thread thru the small guide at the foot, it runs just fine with out going thru it. I adjust the part in image 4 so it lets the thread thru freely, it don't require a lot of attention. (I think). Remove the take up discs off as a pair, but leave the spring on the machine. Wind the thread take up spring around clockwise 1 turn then put the discs back on. This can be a pain, make sure you don't trap the little spring with the discs, there is a shoulder back there for it . Good luck.