Tension Gauge

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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

Using the Tension Gauge:

  1. Remove the bobbin case from your machine, making sure the bobbin thread is out of the thread slot. Then place your bobbin case with the bobbin in it into the gauge slot. Snap the bobbin case into place.

  2. Wind your bobbin thread around the two pulley wheels then around the plastic hook end on your tension gauge.

  3. Pull your thread slowly, paying attention to the reading on the gauge. You are looking for a correct bobbin tension between 180 to 220 grams (up to 250 grams when embroidering caps).

    • Note: If your gauge is shown in units of 10’s, the correct bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams.

  1. If you are out of the 180-220 gram range, turn your bobbin case spring tension screw to tighten or loosen to get back into range.

Note: Before using the Tension Gauge, make sure your bobbin case is clean. The gauge needle should provide a steady reading. If you see the gauge needle giving a bouncing or erratic reading you could have a dirty or defective bobbin case
Tip: Slide a business card back and forth under the bobbin tension spring to clear any dirt.

After adjusting your bobbin case tension, give it a test run.

  1. First run a fill stitch test pattern.

  2. See any top stitch looping? Tighten the main upper tension knob slightly until the looping disappears (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

  3. Ideal thread tension for satin stitches should reveal 1/3 bobbin and 2/3 top thread color on the underside of the embroidery.

Note: Too much bobbin showing on the underside and/or showing on the topside usually means either the bobbin tension is too loose or the top thread tension is too tight.

Part Number: 400TM3 (size M) and 400TM1 (size L)

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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.
This gauge is used as a guide for the edge of the fabric when sewing with a fixed seam allowance. Compatible with Juki TL machines and J-150 QVP. Such as:
  • Juki TL models include Juki TL-18QVP Haruka, Juki TL-15, Juki TL-2020PE, Juki TL-2010, Juki TL-2010Q, Juki TL-2000Q, Juki TL-2000QI, Juki TL-98, Juki TL-2200QVP Mini sewing machines.
This guide is used for sewing parallel rows of stitching that are equally spaced.
  • Juki TL models include Juki TL 2010, Juki TL15, Juki TL2010Q, Juki TL2200, Juki TL2000Q, Juki TL 2000QI, Juki TL98, Juki TL18 Haruka, Juki TL2020PE, Juki 2200QVP Mini sewing machines.
This presser foot is used for sewing on piping while overlocking the edge of the fabric.This presser foot is used for sewing on nylon thread or wire for crafts.This guide is used for setting the folded width of the fabric and the stitching postiton for coverstitching.
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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

Using the Tension Gauge:

  1. Remove the bobbin case from your machine, making sure the bobbin thread is out of the thread slot. Then place your bobbin case with the bobbin in it into the gauge slot. Snap the bobbin case into place.

  2. Wind your bobbin thread around the two pulley wheels then around the plastic hook end on your tension gauge.

  3. Pull your thread slowly, paying attention to the reading on the gauge. You are looking for a correct bobbin tension between 180 to 220 grams (up to 250 grams when embroidering caps).

    • Note: If your gauge is shown in units of 10’s, the correct bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams.

  1. If you are out of the 180-220 gram range, turn your bobbin case spring tension screw to tighten or loosen to get back into range.

Note: Before using the Tension Gauge, make sure your bobbin case is clean. The gauge needle should provide a steady reading. If you see the gauge needle giving a bouncing or erratic reading you could have a dirty or defective bobbin case Tip: Slide a business card back and forth under the bobbin tension spring to clear any dirt.

After adjusting your bobbin case tension, give it a test run.

  1. First run a fill stitch test pattern.

  2. See any top stitch looping? Tighten the main upper tension knob slightly until the looping disappears (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

  3. Ideal thread tension for satin stitches should reveal 1/3 bobbin and 2/3 top thread color on the underside of the embroidery.

Note: Too much bobbin showing on the underside and/or showing on the topside usually means either the bobbin tension is too loose or the top thread tension is too tight.

Part Number: 400TM3 (size M) and 400TM1 (size L)

This gauge is used as a guide for the edge of the fabric when sewing with a fixed seam allowance.

  • The guide, being long at the front and back, makes this gauge perfect for sewing long straight lines

  • The gauge can be moved as far as 3/4" (20 mm) from the needle and secured by loosening and tightening the screws with a screwdriver

Compatible with Juki TL machines and J-150 QVP. Such as:

  • Juki TL models include Juki TL-18QVP Haruka, Juki TL-15, Juki TL-2020PE, Juki TL-2010, Juki TL-2010Q, Juki TL-2000Q, Juki TL-2000QI, Juki TL-98, Juki TL-2200QVP Mini sewing machines.

Part Number: A9846D250A0

This guide is used for sewing parallel rows of stitching that are equally spaced.

  • This guide, installed on either side of the needle, can be used for stitching on either the left or the right side.

  • With marks on the guide bar at a 1/5" (5 mm) spacing, this guide can be moved as far as 2.32" (60 mm) to the left or right side of the needle.

  • Juki TL models include Juki TL 2010, Juki TL15, Juki TL2010Q, Juki TL2200, Juki TL2000Q, Juki TL 2000QI, Juki TL98, Juki TL18 Haruka, Juki TL2020PE, Juki 2200QVP Mini sewing machines.

Part Number: 40171424

This presser foot is used for sewing on piping while overlocking the edge of the fabric.

  • Sew along the edge of the piping with the tubular part of the tape fed into the groove along the bottom of this presser foot. Use either both needles or only the left needle with this presser foot.

Series & Part Number

  • MO-2800: 40138103
  • MO-1000: 40138103
  • MO-735: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO-114D/104D: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO-655: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO654DE/MO-644: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO-623: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO-50e: 40131950
  • MO-80CB: 40131950
  • MO-1200QVP: A9865-655-0A0A
  • MO-2000QVP: 40138103

This presser foot is used for sewing on nylon thread or wire for crafts.

  • Hook the nylon thread or wire on the two gimp guides before sewing. This will give tension to fabric edges, such as on frills, and prevent them from collapsing.

Series & Part Number

  • MO-2800: 40138099
  • MO-1000: 40138099
  • MO-735: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-114D/104D: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-655: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO654DE/MO-644: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-623: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-1200QVP: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-2000QVP: 40138099

This guide is used for setting the folded width of the fabric and the stitching position for coverstitching.

  • This guide can set the folded width of the fabric and align the edge of the fabric from the back side, where it is difficult to see the coverstitching. First fold the fabric to the width that is to be sewn, and then adjust the guide according to the width of the fold. This guide is perfect for finishing pant and sleeve hems of clothes.

Series & Part Number

  • MO-735: 40122229
  • MCS-1500: 40177371
  • MCS-1700QVP: 40177371
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