Originally Posted by beachbum jim
I Never said it was a weakness to use the hand wheel I just said I dont have too. Believe me I use it plenty. When I had the 3480 rpm clutch motor on my machine, I had to use the hand wheel alot. And yes I hold the thread ends, didnt think that needed to be said.
I wasn't questioning your skill level or anything else, just pointing out to others who read this that don't have more than beginner skills with the sewing machine that avoiding using the hand wheel is not a positive and that there is a reason the hand wheel is there. You put the 50 MM pulley on your motor to slow it down 40%, and that's fine, but others who read this may not understand.