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Thread breaks --- what's the average?

View Poll Results: How often do you experience thread breaks?
1 or less in a day 4 57.14%
5 or less a day 1 14.29%
Hourly 0 0%
Every design 1 14.29%
Multiples in every design 1 14.29%
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thread breaks --- what's the average?

I'm just curious how often your thread breaks. Once a day, Every 20 designs, every, 10, designs, every design, 2 times a design?


I have no idea what's normal, but mine are driving me crazy.

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Old August 26th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

Depends on the machine and a lot of other variables. I have a Toyota 9100, did a design with 27,000 stitches three times, and and the only thread break that I had was when I had to change the bobbin.

Just worked on a machine today that was breaking threads every time you started running the design. After adjustment we were getting @ two thread breaks every 3,000 stitches.

I would think that one thread break every 3,000 to 4,000 stitches is adverage.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

Wow... I must be lucky... I'd be frustrated as all hell if that's how often I got thread breaks.

I just have a Brother PR-650 and haven't done but about 200 pcs total... but still I maybe get one every 30k stitches? Kind of a guess.

I did a 40k stitch didn't have a single break... which is good because I left it going while I was gone. I did have a webcam setup to watch it from the house though... that was cool.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

I've found the thread breaks go along with the digitizing,,,,I use several digitizers, and have found some digitizers designs have more thread breaks than others. Same design. And, yes, I've had some designs re-digitized by others, and there is a difference.

Also, if it's sewing over a fill stitch, or even over other stitches for more than a few hundres stitches, I'll get a thread break.

Also, if i get several in one design, I check my bobbin case, and it needs cleaning. Also, I use the cardboard sided bobbins, and sometimes the paper tends to shear causing friction and it causes thread breaks.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 06:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

I agree with you but lot depends on digitized design
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Old October 14th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

There are SO many factors that play into thread breaks. I would say the #1 factor is how well your design is (or isn't) digitized. We use the 3-strikes rule.

3 thread breaks within 3 runs on the same head, we look at the head itself, tension, needle, bobbin, etc.

3 thread breaks within 3 runs NOT on the same head, we will usually have the file pulled and reviewed at the break points for anything funky. Sometimes on intricate designs you just have to bear it, but for the most part, it can be drastically improved with some minor tweaking.
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Default Re: Thread breaks --- what's the average?

... and oh, to answer the question, I'd say we typically have 1-2 thread breaks per machine per day on the larger machines, and 1 or less on the smaller and single head machines.
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