Machine Timing TEST Kit for all HQ Longarm Models
This Timing Test Kit does not contain the allan tools needed to adjust the timing. It is intended for use by the average longarm user so that they can accurately determine if the machine is timed properly. Poorly timed machines can lead to stitch/tension related issues.
Includes one spacer and one clamp...
The Infinity requires the 2.6mm Loop Lift spacer. All other HQ machines require th 2.2mm Loop Lift spacer. Please choose the correct one for your machine.
The clamp is specifically made to fit around the needlebar and work with the spacer.
MK Quilts owners will be provided live remote assistance if necessary to confirm timing results and resolution. Persons that bought their machine from another retailer other than MK Quilts may be charged for remote support. Your retailer's policy on service may vary. You are always welcome to contact MK Quilts.
*Adjusting timing is not a warranty covered item as it is something that is only required after an 'unfortunate incident.' An experienced service technician is recommended for adjusting timing as you need precision in both rotation and forward positioning on the shaft.
TIMING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE are available, but use caution. Not all of them are good. For instance, one video shows timing with the casing open/off. This can cause 1 mm to 2 mm variance in the end result.
This price includes US Shipping. International shipping may be arranged at cost.
1. Remove hopping foot and needle plate
2. Use proper needle and lower to the lowest down stitch point
3. Attach clamp to needlebar using spacer for the machine: 2.2mm or 2.6mm (Infinity)
4. Remove spacer and rotate needle motion up until it hits the clamp
5. Compare the basket hook position to the pictures of a properly timed machine. (See above.)
The hook point should come to the far edge of the needle, 1mm above the needle hole and in light contact with the needle. (No deflection of the needle.)
* Clean the hook and basket area well with a soft toothbrush while you have the area open. Dirt and buildup can effect thread passage and lead to tension related stitch issues.