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To increase the stitching size. still very low on its maximum

Stitching size is upto 40 max. but in my machine its still on a very low stitching size. how to enhance little more. is there any other technique to do that. Thanks

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Possibly the feed dogs are not moving like they should. If it is an older mechanical machine, the old oil may be turning to glue and preventing them from moving like they should. Otherwise, perhaps there is a gear or belt that is not working like it should.


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