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Trimed material keeps curling up into the

We have a Wilcox & Gibbs overlock sewing machine and the trimmed/cut off material keeps curling up into the stitching. How can we rectify this?

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Perhaps you are trying to cut off too much material, rather than having the material on the edge, so the blade just neatens it up. Also, the blade may be blunt

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