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    Old 07-06-2015, 05:45 AM
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    Default Reminder about White Rotary Tension

    Just a reminder from manual: "The tension cannot be regulated when the lifter is up because the Releaser is operated by the presser bar lifter" Instructions for use and care of the No. 49 Rotary Sewing Machine Edition 4-2-37. (I have found true also on my 1912 White Rotary treadle).

    Translated: Have your foot down when adjusting the tension.
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    Old 07-06-2015, 11:15 AM
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    A good reminder. On most machines there is no tension when the presser foot is raised. This would not be the case on older machines where the tension is on top of the arm or early Singers and Davis with finger tab on disc tension.

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    Old 07-08-2015, 10:48 AM
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    Yeah, my Two Spools does that too. It's one of the reasons my Davis NVF is my favorite machine as I prefer to make my own decisions. It is thoughtful when features like that are there, but for me, it's frustrating when technology thinks it's smarter than me because it never is.

    If it's annoying to you too, you could probably remove the tension release from the presser foot bar and put a different one somewhere else on the thread path. It'd be quite a bit of tinkering though.
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    Old 07-09-2015, 05:33 PM
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    It has been said that if its a White brand machine, everything is backwards from Singer. I love using my White Rotary, just takes me a few minutes to remember all the quirks. Especially when I've been using one of the Singer treadles.
    Sharon in Texas
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