[Sewing] Stripped needle arm on the Juki

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri May 10 22:33:29 UTC 2013

There is a tap & die set in the workshop.  Dunno if it's suitable for 
retapping the hole at a larger thread size, or if the needle arm can be 
easily removed for tapping.  I won't be able to attempt this myself for 
at least a week but if nobody has a chance to try it, or something else, 
I'll mess with it next weekend.


On 5/10/13 12:17 PM, Doc Pop wrote:
> I finally picked up what I thought was our missing needle holding piece
> from Appparel City, plus a new screw, but I'm realizing now we aren't
> missing any pieces... The problem is more serious.
> image.jpeg
> The needle fits directly into the arm, the only thing that keeps it
> there is a tiny bolt. Unfortunately the threads on our Juki's needle arm
> are stripped. I believe the only thing we can do to get this machine
> working is replace the needle arm itself... And get another tiny screw,
> because this new one is probably messed up.
> Not sure how hard the arm is to replace, or if the cost of the piece
> "needle bar" seems to be around $12
> http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searchresults;PdsSession=8fde890f13e0a5aa8614ae44ffd319c5?kw=Ddl+5550+needle+bar&cmd=SREF&fads=All&call=All&sort=BestMatch&mfs=GOCLK&acimp=0&isNewKw=true
> -Doctor Popular
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