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Marge (AKA Dimples):

Spud - I don't work again until Thurs but I will check out the Handi-Quilters on the floor.  If they have a dead bar, I will ask Ken about the pros and cons for you.

 

Thanks Marge, I look forward to what you find out. We are going to have to figure out how to retrofit my frame and I'm not sure what they use for the deadbar as it looks smaller that the takeup bar. I will have some research to do.

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chocake2 replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 4:30 PM

Before I got side tracked, I was going to ask if any of the major manufactures have any info on thier websites that might be useful?

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I have not found any yet CC, but I'm still looking. I did some research a few years ago, BC, but I cannot remember what I found out so will have to start over. :)

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 9:28 PM

I do have a dead bar!   I don't know if it helps because I have no experience  with anything else.  I know I curse the thing when I pin my backing on the rear leader and forget to run it under that bar.  In my HQ manual, the "dead bar" is called the "take up pole."


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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 21 2012 9:35 PM

In another location in the HQ manual, it is referred to as the "idler bar."


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Vivian replied on Mon, Oct 22 2012 12:40 AM

MNnancy:
forget to run it under that bar
  Hear, hear.  You only have to forget the takeup bar once (or in my case two or three times) before It turns into a huge problem a real PITA to unpin and re pin a quilt.

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Jeanine replied on Mon, Oct 22 2012 8:31 AM

Mine has a dead bar although I have never heard it called that before.  I had a short arm and small frame before and it was a pain to adjust.  I think all the APQS machines come with one.

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