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  1. Hi folks, I'm hoping someone who's got some experience of the Wimsew w246 and lubricating it can point me in the right direction. I've recently bought a second hand one and want to ensure it's lubricated and that I do any other maintenance that's needed. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a manual. I know the Juki DSC246 is very similar, but I don't know if it's an exact-enough copy just to use the Juki manual which is available online. If anyone has a copy of the W246 manual I'm happy to pay for a copy. I've followed the Juki manual and lubricated what this says, although I can't do what I've attached as a pic 4.1 and pulling the "bed top face cover towards me". This doesn't want to move, any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys. Paul
  2. hi Folks, well after much adjustment, yes it indeed will handle those thicknesses from 60 - 10. I'm off to collect the machine this morning!!!
  3. Ok folks, yes, I'm going to take my stuff and give it a go see who I get on. From what I've seen it looks fairly fresh and in good condition. I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks very much for all the advice. :-)
  4. Hi Const' thanks for that link, it says on the spec at the bottom of the page the 246 V can handle DP×17 (#21) #14~#23 (see the second column below) which I read in my naivety it works with needles size 14 to 23. I'm after 24 or 25. So yes it may work. Can you confirm I'm reading this right? Needle DP×17(#18) #14~#21 DP×17 (#21) #14~#23 It also says it will work with thread #50-#8 again see the second column below Thread #50~#20, B33~B69, Nm=120/3~40/3 #50~#8, B33~B92, Nm=120/3~30/3 If I'm reading this right then yes, it should work down to #/tkt 10. I also don't know what the significance of the 'V' in the 246V means. Any ideas? Again if you can confirm this would be great. Thanks Paul
  5. Hi All, I am looking buying a second hand what appears to be a little-used Wimsew 246. It will be my first venture into an industrial unit. I've been looking for the right 2nd hand machine for some months and this the latest offering in the classifieds. It will be used on a low volume home-based craft manufacturer, making bags, wallets. I want to be able to do top threads and usual stitching. This will range from size #/tkt60 -10, with needle sizes 14/90 - 25/200 (or maybe 24/180 at a push) Can anyone offer a view if this machine will be suitable? Part of the reason I've come on here for advice is that there doesn't seem to be a manual available online. I've contacted Wimsew and they say they only supply one with a new machine which is a little frustrating. I know it's very similar to a Juki 246 (a clone), but I don't know just how similar. A Juki seems to be able to do what I'm after. Given I want to move between these sizes, will the timing of any parts need to be adjusted to move between these sizes? I'm going to take my materials and threads in the next day or so and have a go, but I wonder if anyone has any experience or views. Many thanks and this is a fab website, where I've gained lots of help, ideas and advice. Paul
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