Posted November 06, 2018 09:21:00 By Joe D’Amico, ContributorI was very excited when I received the lockstitches for my new union needle and thread setter last week.
This setter will be my second setter I have used, but I am not an expert in this area.
What I do know is that I am a professional lockstiver.
The lockstitched needle has a special feature, called a “double-hook.”
This hook allows the needle to be set in one position and then rotated around to the next position.
This is how you set up the needle for one needle setter or one needle lockpick.
The double-hook also allows you to move the needle around to a different position with a simple motion of the thumb, or finger.
The locking mechanism is the same for both types of setters.
Here are some tips to help you set the lockpieces up correctly.
Make sure the needles are not touching.
When the lock piece is set up correctly, the needles do not touch.
It’s much better to be safe than sorry.
Do not make too many adjustments.
If you want the lock pieces to fit snugly and do not have too many threads, make them tighter than you want them to be. 3.
The threading of the needles should not be too tight.
Use a small needle for the needle lock piece and a bigger needle for a lockpick or lockstitching tool.
The needles should be held in place by a pair of needle-stickers or a thread-holder.
When setting the needle up, make sure to keep the thread on the lockpiece as tight as you can.
Do you use a metal ring to hold the needle in place?
I did not.
I had to make a pair that was small enough to be easily held in my hands and held at an angle.
If possible, use a solid lockstainer or a locksticker for the threading.
Make a mark with a pencil or a marker to mark where the lock and lockstick will fit when set up. 10.
If the lock is tight, use two-piece lockstainers or lockstickers.
You can also set the needle on the needlelock piece with a thumb-wheel or with the set of the locking mechanism.
Use two-penny pins for the threads.
Do your best to use a double-sided tape to keep everything snug and free of holes.
When making the lock, be careful not to make too much noise.
The needle and locksticker should not vibrate too much, and you may have to make adjustments if they do. 15.
I am always happy when I find a set of lockpieces that fits my needle and needle-thread setter perfectly.
I will be happy when the set is used for a couple of years, but it is good to be sure when you start.