Entries Tagged as Machine Maintenance

Exploring a new-to-me Toyota 858 knitting machine - Episode 1

Do you have more than one knitting machine? They seem to multiply like rabbits!



Follow along as I explore a new-to-me Toyota 858 knitting machine. The steps I take may help you in putting one of your "orphan" machines into working condition.


Ribber Clamps

Not sure if you have the correct clamps for your machine? Compare some of mine.

When did you last change your sponge bar?

Time flies when you are having fun! When is the last time you checked your sponge bars? knitting machine sponge bar

Replacement Sponge Strips

Having trouble patterning?

Dropping stitches?

How old is your sponge bar?

If it's been a while since you've used your machine or you are having trouble knitting, it's probably time to replace your sponge bar.

Introducing SPONGEBAR.COM

 

Oops! Bent Needle? No Problem!

Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine
This tutorial walks you through the step-by-step process of replacing needles on metal bed, Japanese machines.
Learn this skill before disaster strikes!


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