Thursday, July 26, 2007

Black Tilt Stand and Beige Non-Tilt Stand Instructions

Above is the instruction sheet for the black tilting knitting machine stands. Click on the picture to print it out in full size. I also have some pictures here of my Toyota KS950 and ribber on the tilt stand. I don't like to use my machine in the permanent tilted position like many folks do, so having the ability to set my machine flat when using just the main bed is important to me. I use my beige stand with my machines that I don't have the ribber attached too.

Here are the instructions for the non-tilt stand. Click on the photo and it will take you to a full sized picture so you can actually see it. The only difference in the assembly of this stand and the tilt stand is the shape of the lid holder bolts that hold it all together and there is no front or back for this type of stand like there is for the tilt stand. This is indicated by a sticky dot in the center of the top of the stand. If you're stand is missing the sticky dot, then if your bed tilts to the back instead of to the front when you have your machine on it, take it apart and put the bolts through it from the opposite side.

Hope this helps :)

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Tilt Stand Assembled

First, the stuff on the floor is because my new kitten has discovered my knitting room :) She loves it in here :) This is a view from the back looking down. You can see that the long lid holding hooky things slip through the holes after you insert the legs into the holders for them and the wing nuts hold them on. (it's probably easier to understand this if you have the stand in front of you). These dual function bolts act as the lid holder and the 2 bolts that hold the whole unit together.This view shows how the bolts go together and one of the L shaped levers that loosen and tighten up to allow the tilt of the bar. (There are 2, the second one just blended into the black color of the stand in the photo). If they are tight, keep working them until they comes loose. It's kind of startling when it first moves, but don't worry, it will hold itself together. This shot shows the position that I like to have it set in when I'm not using the ribber. You can see the angle of the bar on the end. When the flat part of the bar is parallel to the floor, the main bed of machine is at a slant and the ribber is moved more upwards so you can knit with it.

Another shot of the tilt in the bar. You use 4 clamps to hook your ribber and main bed machine to the stand. The S clamps are mounted to the bar and the main bed. My Toyota ribber has brackets that fold down from the back and they are clamped to the bar with the C clamps, but you will follow the instructions in the manual for your knitter and ribber to mount it to the set up stand.

Hope the helps :)

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