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The Rite Bobbin worked well the first few times I used it. I have only used this bobbin with size 14/0 thread. Eventually it stopped tightening and would no longer hold tension on the thread. The small plastic cylinder that holds the nut in place broke loose. Super glue was a temporary fix and allowed a few more uses out of it before it broke loose again. <I>J. Stockard replies: The maker of the Rite Bobbin, Merco Products, "unconditionally guarantees quality and workmanship for the entire life of the product." If you have trouble, contact either J. Stockard customer service or Merco ([email protected]).</i>
I have bench full of bobbins but none works better than my recently acquired Rite Bobbin. Great tension control, smooth operation and a breeze to use. I especially like the full ceramic tube, really better than the usual inserts at each end.
I have both a regular and a half-hitch bobbin and like them both very much. I tend towards using my half-hitch more than the other. The half hitch-function finishes off flies just as well as using a whip finisher, and I don't have to pick up a second tool to do it. The rubber rings did come loose after about 6 months of regular use but I laid down a thread base under where the rings lay and put them back on and they have held in place securely since then. So now I'm picking up a second and third half-hitch bobbin so I can have my three most used threads loaded and ready on the bobbin I like most.
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