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  • Julia Stephens Jan 13, 2013

    I'm new to this site, And probably didn't put in enuf info. I haven't used my husky lock serger in a long time, and don't see where/how to tighten so the needle stays in place. Is it s screw or a hex things?



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Yes, it's likely a screw or set sew on the needle bar.

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Good needle chart, threading and machine cleaning info at if you don't have a manual.

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