Amazon Deal on a Bobbin Winder

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Amazon Deal on a Bobbin Winder

Postby (DriftSpace) » Wed May 09, 2012 3:54 pm

For the next hour, there's a bobbin winder for sale on Amazon: ... PDKIKX0DER

I don't know if this is ideal for making pickups, nor do I know if it's a good deal or if it can be easily modified to wind pickups, but I saw it and thought maybe someone would be interested.
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Re: Amazon Deal on a Bobbin Winder

Postby (BAD RONBO, KiLLeR DWaRfS) » Fri May 11, 2012 12:26 am

that's a lot of bending for copper wire and could possibly stretch and thin the wire even more. i go in a straight line from the spool to the bobbin . less chance of breakage...and swearing ! :lol:
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Re: Amazon Deal on a Bobbin Winder

Postby (bitzerguy) » Fri May 11, 2012 8:23 am

That machine is to wind bobbins of thread for sewing machines. Won't work for pickups.
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Re: Amazon Deal on a Bobbin Winder

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri May 11, 2012 9:26 am

This machine would take forever to wind a pickup, if it ever could without snapping the wire every time it was turned on...

Another machine that lots of people buy, but which is mostly bad (I have heard of a few people getting used to them) is the one sold by Stew Mac.

There are a number of "boutique winder" guys out there who build decent, affordable, non-pro machines in their basements or garages.

Mine is a "Sidewinder"--one of these little-guy-built units. Variable speed, foot pedal, reversible, good build quality, quiet, and about $350.
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