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    Top Thread Tension Gauge
    This top thread tension gauge is a great tool for setting consistent thread tensions on your top threads. The Tajima thread gauge allows embroiderers to adjust top embroidery machine thread tension. The thread tension gauge will work with both home and commercial embroidery machines. The thread tension gauge hooks to the top thread from the presser foot and by pulling on the thread the gauge can determine the tension the embroidery machine is exerting on the thread. The embroiderer can then adjust the tension knobs until the desired level of tension has been established.

    Made by Tajima, this top thread tension gauge is suitable for most commercial embroidery machines, including Highland, Tajima, Melco, and many others.

    Instructions for Use:

    • Pull approximately 6 inches of thread through the needle and presser foot.
    • Wrap the thread around the gauge hook (maybe necessary to wrap it several times so it won't slip).
    • Slowly pull the gauge towards you with the window of the gauge facing up.
    • As you pull, take note of the reading. These tension readings are represented in grams. Polyester threads require higher tensions than Rayon. Polyester tensions 120 to 150 grams. Rayon tensions 100 to 120 grams.
    • Adjust your machine main tension knob until you get the desired reading for the needle thread you are evaluating.

      It's always good to run a test after adjusting thread tensions.
    • First run the H-test pattern.
    • If you experience any top stitch looping, slowly tighten the main upper tension knob until this looping goes away (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

    Proper tensions for stitches should reveal 2/3 top thread color and 1/3 bobbin on the underside of the test pattern.

    Item Name: Top Thread Tension Gauge
    Item Number: TTG
    Item Price: $30.00

    Top Thread Tension Gauge

    This top thread tension gauge is a great tool for setting consistent thread tensions on your top threads. The Tajima thread gauge allows embroiderers to adjust top embroidery machine thread tension. The thread tension gauge will work with both home and commercial embroidery machines. The thread tension gauge hooks to the top thread from the presser foot and by pulling on the thread the gauge can determine the tension the embroidery machine is exerting on the thread. The embroiderer can then adjust the tension knobs until the desired level of tension has been established.

    Made by Tajima, this top thread tension gauge is suitable for most commercial embroidery machines, including Highland, Tajima, Melco, and many others.