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Thread: Needle plate screw driver

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    Needle plate screw driver

    Hello fellow quilters. I have been having issues with some of my machines lately and have doing maintenance on them. Over a year ago there was a thread here that someone posted flat screw drivers for the needle plate that would make it easy to unscrew under the head of the machine and the foot as well. I never saved it thinking it was cool but just another expense. Now I realize that sometimes I just HAVE to keep collecting these toys because ultimately I am going to need them. I cannot find it in the archives. Does ANYONE have these tools or remember the information??????? Thanks for your help.

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    Was it a source for the really short palm screwdriver? I remember reading something like that but can't remember the source.

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    You need what I call a 'z shaped screwdriver'. This is available at many stores (Home Depot, etc.). Looks like this: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...PpLdSp0AGqlIBA

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    I bought a very short, stubby screwdriver from Harbor Freight. The entire thing is less than 1 1/2 inches long. It's very inexpensive - I think I paid 50 cents for it. Bought one for each machine.

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    Here is the site http://www.morkoproducts.com/throat-...crewdriver.php

    It is a necessary tool for me! I have the 6600 and I only replace the front screw and have never had a problem.


    QUOTE=onthemove;5705562]Hello fellow quilters. I have been having issues with some of my machines lately and have doing maintenance on them. Over a year ago there was a thread here that someone posted flat screw drivers for the needle plate that would make it easy to unscrew under the head of the machine and the foot as well. I never saved it thinking it was cool but just another expense. Now I realize that sometimes I just HAVE to keep collecting these toys because ultimately I am going to need them. I cannot find it in the archives. Does ANYONE have these tools or remember the information??????? Thanks for your help.[/QUOTE]

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    These are the two that I have. Both came with my machine so I can't give you a source. You should be able to get either of them at most hardware stores though - even if you have to improvise for the flat one - just make sure that you have the correct size to fit the screw on your machine.


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    I have the UFO looking one in the picture. It works great. I don't remember where or how I got it. I think it came with one of my machines.
    Got fabric?

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    Every hardware store will have stubby screwdrivers. You don't really need something labeled for sewing machines.

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    Harbor Freight has the short ratchet one--I think it was about 3.95...but you can substitute a flat washer also--just match the thickness to the slot in your screws and slip a chain (etc) thru the hole so you won't lose it.

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    I keep a dime in my sewing bx. just the right thickness for the screws in the plate

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