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Here’s a picture of how the yarn carrier is supposed to be positioned when the needle is at its highest point. Or my messy workspace, you choose.
10/6/23 News and Current Events: I just realized I should do this more often. Don’t sign up for the newsletter, I never have time to do one. Well, machine number 131 is out the door. That’s how many machines we’ve shipped to date. I have contacted through number 200 on my list. We’ve shipped machines as far as AUSTRALIA and the Netherlands. There’s one in Alaska, Southern California, Upstate Maine, Florida, Texas and most of the states in between. I still cannot think of the correct words to describe how it feels to watch your dream come true. It is simply amazing, but I’m not going to lie…it’s also hard work!! But since I love my work, it’s not a chore! How did I get this blessed?
5/10/23 Update We are building and testing and shipping machines!! This is so exciting! I had to go to Troy yesterday to pick up some parts. I was and am amazed at the number of parts going through the machining process in his shop right now. I have, in my possession, all parts to build through machine number 55. There is a batch of 20 more to be picked up when these are complete. When those 20 are finished, I should be able to pick up more parts to make more machines. We will probably do batches of 30-35.
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1/26/23 UPDATE: We have a price!
This past week has been busy… I went to visit our man in machining, and he gave me a price. Finally. Actually, I am so very grateful to him for taking this long to consider his costs. It shows me that he’s spent countless hours figuring out the best way to make each and every part of the Tru-Knit. His thoughtfulness tells us that he’s in this for the long haul. Getting geared up to make these parts is quite an undertaking. All of his machines are 2018 and newer models. His shop is impeccable, and his parts are like none others I’ve seen in machine shops. He’s come up with brilliant ways to make these machines and make them knit so smoothly. Ok, enough verbiage.
Here’s the low-down:
The Tru-Knit Circular Knitting Machine will come with:
- Tru-Knit Circular Knitting Machine
- One Ribber
- One Ribber Dial
- One Cylinder
- Your choice of 1:1 ratio or reduced ratio crank handle
- 100 cylinder needles
- 100 ribber needles
- Stack of 3 weights
- Spring extender
- 4 heel forks* and weights
- Crescent tool*
- Slotted Silver Bullet Yarn Carrier
- Slotted Yarn Mast Topper with Heel Spring
- Digital Counter*
- Allen Wrenches needed for the Machine
- Red Pick
- Setup Bonnet
- Latch Tool
- Machine Lock
- One cone of project yarn
- One cone of waste yarn
A ribbed knitted sample with a ribbed heel will be knitted on the machine and included with the shipment. The sample will be a sock with a toe, knit at my preferred sock tension. If the knitter so chooses, he or she may keep all adjustments the same and use the sock sample provided to judge the length of the sock they would need in order to make a sock that fits. That’s provided one doesn’t get it out of the box and begin turning screws and making adjustments before knowing what the adjustments actually do. All screws are hex heads, so you can’t just go turning knobs and changing things accidentally.
$2950 for the total package.
Pay with a check, and the price is $2850.
Shipping is not included.
If delivered or picked up, applicable sales tax will apply. (Sales tax if you pick up in CG MO would be about $145)
Shipping is always less expensive than sales tax. (the machine and goods will ship in two boxes. It should be around $35, unless you live on the other side of the Rocky Mountains!
Additional cylinders $250
Additional Ribber Dials $130
Cylinders Available 84, 72, 64, 60, 54 & 48 Ribber Dials Available 42, 72, 64, 60, 54, 48 All cylinders will have a ribber stop pin installed on them.
*These items can be personalized at no charge, or they can come with the Tru-Knit logo.
There are no hidden charges, such as, “well, if you want a cylinder spring for your machine, it will be an additional cost.” I didn’t list a cylinder spring above, but it does come with a cylinder spring. You’ll need a table and a light to get this bad boy knitting. Tables are conveniently available on CSMSupplies.com
The Tru-Knit has two screw knobs on the bottom of the machine that clamp to a table up to 1″ thick. It is shown on the solid oak table that I sell on CSM Supplies. This table is solid, with no wobble and made for a circular knitting machine. check it out over at www.csmsupplies.com