Friday, March 9, 2012

Cone Winder Clinic

One of the cone winders broke down the other day, throwing one of its chains. After a few million revolutions, things tend to go a little slack sometimes.

Thankfully, these machines are pretty easy to fix. I just pulled it apart, put the chain back where it belonged, and tightened up the rest of the mechanisms.

While I was in there, I noticed that one of the springs looked and felt a little stretched. I'll replace that soon and the machine should be good to go for another thousand cones or so.

2 comments:

emhepri said...

I have the same cone winder, so far, it works great. It is a little loud, but other than that, it works well.

Blossom Merz said...

Yeah, it is kind of loud, especially with two running at once, but it does the trick quickly and reliably!