Tajima Thread Tension Gauge

$25.70 excl GST

Measure the top thread tension on your home or commercial embroidery machine with the Tajima thread tension gauge – and then use the measurement to guide any adjustments you may need to the tension.

This upper thread tension gauge is a great tool for finding and setting consistent thread tensions on your top threads!

To Use This Item:

    1. Firstly make sure your bobbin thread tension is set correctly
    2. Pull around 15cm of thread through needle
    3. Wrap the thread around the gauge hook (you may even need to use a slip knot so that the thread doesn’t pull off the hook)
    4. Pull the gauge towards you with the numbers facing up
    5. As you pull, take note of the reading as this is the tension reading in grams. Polyester tension should be 120-150 grams and Rayon should be 100-120 grams.
    6. Adjust the main tension knob until you get the correct reading.

Once you have adjusted your thread tensions, it’s always a good idea to run a test design that has a fill and satin stitch.

  • Proper tensions for satin stitches should reveal 1/3 bobbin and 2/3 top thread colour on the underside of the embroidery.
  • If you experience any top stitch looping, slowly tighten the main upper tension knob until this looping goes away (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

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 is too tight.

Measure the top thread tension on your home or commercial embroidery machine with the Tajima thread tension gauge – and then use the measurement to guide any adjustments you may need to the tension. Hook the thread to the gauge and gently pull – the gauge will read the tension the embroidery machine is exerting on the thread. Simply then adjust the machine tension knob until the required thread tension has been attained.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 15 × 2 × 2 cm

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