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Stonfo Bobtec 1 squeeks . when I pull for more thread

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#1 SpokaneDude

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:12 AM

I just bought a Stonfo Bobtec 1 bobbin, which I really like. The only problem is that when pressure is applied to the adjustment to tighten the spool bearings, it squeaks when I pull for more thread. I don't want to apply any oil to the spool bearings for fear of contaminating the thread. Any ideas how to prevent this? SpokaneDude

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:15 AM

twist a tapered candle in the holes of the spool
 
vert fine coat of vaseline ob the bobbin holder spool burronts
 
rub a lead pencil (graphite) on the bobbin holder spool buttoms

Rub a finger on the side of your nose to remove the facial oil an apply it to the bobbin buttons
 
now you think of other ideas

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:22 AM

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#4 SpokaneDude

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 03:54 PM

Thanks for the wax suggestion; however, I found that it "greases" the connection between the spool bearings and the thread spool, thereby nullifying the effect of the pressure sleeve.  However, the last two, pencil lead and facial oil have promise, and I'm going to try them next.

 

I would have replied sooner, but the forum was down for several hours.

 

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#5 TIER

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:37 PM

SD, it's been like that for a longggggg time. I have the same problem with my bobbin.


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#6 McFlyLures

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 11:10 PM

I have that exact bobbin and love it, I also get a squeak and have started to enjoy the sound. Haha!

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#7 FWALSH

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:03 PM

A bit of candle wax in the thread spool holes stops the noise for me .



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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:59 PM

A very long time ago, I seem to recall discs of thin teflon coated plastic that could be placed between the legs of the bobbin and the holes in tying thread spool to stop squeeking and to smooth the rotation of the thread spool when using the bobbin.

 

Do I wonder if masking off the spools of thread and spraying the spool ends with a dry teflon coating would do the same thing. Or spraying the bobbin legs that insert into the spool.

 

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