Though I must say it's ability to power through the fabric is way much more superior than my other overlockers. I know I'm rather spoilt for choice, and that comes with age. I have been lucky enough able to try different machines as I have got older. Hence I have more overlockers than I should.
Today I dusted off the Elna 745 and decided to once again try and fix the 5-thread stitch. I bought the overlocking machine for the 5-thread only. Except the chain always kept breaking and it just would sew a 4-thread stitch.
Now to try and fix the 745 I went back to basics and did a total re-thread in the order suggested. Then changed the needles and oiled the machine.
|Hmm...the spool holders won't slide to the bottom...|
Are they supposed too? Maybe I have mixed up machine cones.
|It's easy to oil...Just oil here|
|I did it I can't believe it worked. I loosened off the tension on the lower|
looper which is used for making the chain stitch. It was that simple.