JetAir™ Threading

Overlockers are renowned for being difficult to thread. There are usually anywhere between 20 to 30 threading points which need to be threaded in specific order, each time a thread breaks or a different colour is required. This process is complicated, troublesome and time consuming and can result in many annoyances including twisted threads and constant thread breakage.

The JetAir™ threading system was released onto the word market in 1992. Currently JetAir™ Threading has been improved with an easy looper threader engagement for the Enspire and Victory. The threading ports are connected to the end of the loopers by two or three tubes, depending on the model of machine. These tubes connect when the threading system is engaged. A jet of air is created when the pump lever is pressed and the threads are taken through the tubes with the air flow.

These tubes also provide a number of other benefits as well as easy and quick threading. They prevent threads from tangling; the machine can be threaded in any order (whereas other overlockers must be threaded in a particular order); the threads don’t need to be placed neatly under the foot before sewing (they can be left as they are when the threading is complete and the threads won’t tangle); and one looper thread can be changed on the machine and rethreaded without the need to rethread the entire machine.

The tubes used to carry the thread in the JetAir™ Threading system cannot be blocked under normal sewing conditions. As the machine is stitching, the threads are travelling through the same threading tubes preventing a build-up of lint and fluff.

The only difference between JetAir™ Threading and ExtraordinAir™ Threading is that the ExtraordinAir™ threading system is automatically activated allowing all loopers to be threaded instantly. For people who have difficulty using their hands, or are suffering the pain of arthritis etc, the ExtraordinAir™ system is easier and preferable.

JetAir™ Threading allows you to:

  1. Thread in any order
  2. Thread the entire machine in under one minute
  3. Change any thread without re-threading the rest
  4. Stop worrying about tangled threads!
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