There is no
force to pull the thread stand over. The thread flows off with no resistance, snags or tangles, so gravity holds it in
place. Now, if your sewing table is really cluttered or vibrating severely...
The Universal Thread Holder is designed to be free standing, either vertically or horizontally.
In fact, once your thread is installed on the holder, you can use it in any position. Even upside down!
If needed, you could mount it with the adhesive of your choice (glue, tape, string, Velcro...) to any surface.
No. The swing up and down guide wire is available to gain some height to clear a cluttered
sewing surface as well as to clear the tops of most sewing machines. However, once the thread passes through the brass eyelet
exit hole, it is free to go wherever you need it to go, resistance and tangle free.
The correct size spool cap does two things. It holds the spool in place AND it provides the thread a smooth
surface to ride against instead of the rough edges of the spool itself. The correct cap to use should always be larger
than the plastic spool.
The Universal Thread Holder
comes with a cone adaptor to hold the cone onto the spool pin. The adaptor should be pushed onto the spool pin in whichever
position is necessary to hold the cone securely in place. You do not need to use a spool cap with cone type threads.
Because there are sew many sizes of spools and cones that will just not fit on your sewing
machine's spool pin. This is where The Universal Thread Holder really comes to the rescue. Now you can sew with all
of those specialty threads to create works of art with your sewing machine. Or start using those money saving large
economy cones of thread. Also works great for supplying bobbin fill thread for that portable bobbin winder. Or even
wind bobbins on your sewing machine without having to un-thread it. The Universal Thread Holder is the most versatile thread
Most sewing machines require you to un-thread and reconfigure them to wind a bobbin. After winding is complete
you then have to reconfigure and re-thread them to go back to sewing. In the time it takes to read this answer, you could
have completed winding a bobbin using The Easy Winder. Can you un-thread, reconfigure, wind, reconfigure
and re-thread your machine that fast?
Not only is it better made, it is certainly more convenient to use. For example: A snap in thread guide
is quicker and easier to use then looping the thread through an eyelet. It also conditions the thread on it's
way to the bobbin. And a preset tension eliminates all the guesswork. There is a good reason why sewing machine manufacturers
don't incorporate an adjustable tension for winding bobbins. They use a preset tension
to guarantee proper results. Too little tension and the thread winds out of control. Too much tension and it can
crack or stress the bobbin. Do you know how much tension to apply to the thread while winding? We do.*
Since The Easy Winder can wind a multitude of different bobbins (See The Easy
Winder page for the short list of bobbins that don't fit), we've included a user adjustable guide pin to ensure an even
wind, regardless of the bobbin type or style. No tools required. Just a simple nudge one way or the other (Explained
in more detail in the instructions). Once set for your bobbins, it can be left alone. This guide pin is also utilized to lengthen
the thread path for a more even winding process.
A number of
reasons. The Easy Winder comes with 4 AA Energizer® batteries already installed. These
batteries are good for around 5000 winds(!!!). Why would you want to plug it in? A plug in adaptor plus the additional parts
involved would only drive up the price. Or we could cheapen the quality to avoid raising the price. Who would do that? And
finally, it's not very portable if you have to plug it in!
Allowing a spool of thread to spin wildly while winding a bobbin is just not the way to do
it. Even if it doesn't launch into the air, the wobbly spinning spool adds an uncontrollable, erratic amount of
resistance to the thread. Ever hear of The Universal Thread Holder?