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Old 12-25-2008, 08:06 AM
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hey guys i just got a new bobbin for christmas and when i put the thread in it wont spin. the bobbin has to much pressure on the thread so it wont spin. what should i do.
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You should be able to spread it apart a little more .........don't overdo it.
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when i spread it apart it just goes back. its the bobbin from the dr. slick kit on cabelas.
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Hi eaglesfn68,

You have to use enough pressure to spread the ends open more than it is. Hold one side in each hand and spread it apart. You have go go farther than you have tried so far. Try to bend each side equally at the same time. I know it seems like you are going to break it but that is how you adjust it. You may have to do it a few times to get the tension where you want it.

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Like Frank said, you have to spread the arms out & let them spring back to a distance apart that will give you the tension you want..
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Also, make sure the arms themselves of the bobbin are not pressing against the rim of the thread spool. I had to tweak one once so nothing but the spool holes touch the bobbin.
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Another trick I use is to spead your bobbin apart just the width of you nose and run the thread holder across the base of you nose. The natural oil on your face works as a lubricant.

Sounds silly but works!
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hey guys i just got a new bobbin for christmas and when i put the thread in it wont spin. the bobbin has to much pressure on the thread so it wont spin. what should i do.
If you mean it will not allow thread out at all or is so tight it breaks the thread then splay it. Remember that too little tension is not good either. You don't want it to play out thread while it is hanging from the hook and you are winding body materials etc. Gotta find the sweet spot.
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Just play with it, like said....spread the ends apart, but if you go too far, it is easy to fix, just squeeze them together again.
Also, not all bobbins are created equal. You do want to send a little money and get the ceramic or teflon coated as they don't break the thread as easy.
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Another trick I use is to spead your bobbin apart just the width of you nose and run the thread holder across the base of you nose. The natural oil on your face works as a lubricant.

Sounds silly but works!
I tried that & I had to glue 2 spools togrther to get the bobbin to hold it... I use nosegrease on my rod ferrules all the time. Great stuff. I like to adjust my bobbin so it's just tight enough so it doesn't unspool under it's own weight. If I need to wrap tighter I can control the tension easily.
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