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What is the normal tension settings for normal 4 thread overlocking

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Depends on the Brand and Model. On my Bernina 1150, if the tensions are set in the middle, it is usually a good tension setting. Each machine is different though and with use, those settings may change. You should be able to start with all 4 tensions set in the middle and then, looking at how it stitches, you can adjust each tension as needed.

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