Smocking Pleater Machines 16, 24 & 32 Row, MP Made in USA, Amanda Jane Australia, Read South Africa

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See Read Pleaters, Instruction Manuals, New Training Videos, Needles and Accessories, and History of Manufacture of the Original Smocking Pleater Note: Amanda Jane Pleaters Made in Australia The 47-row Amanda Jane Super Pleater (includes all half-spaces across the pleater) is the only Amanda Jane Pleater available effective March 24, 2011. The 16-row and original 24-row Amanda Jane Pleaters are now sold out forever. So the Amanda Super 24 Row with 47 half spaces and 47 needles is the only Amanda Jane Pleater that will be available in the future. AllBrands imports the Read 16, 24 and 32 Row Pleaters which will continue to be available. I want to clarify that the old system of the little metal sliders at each end of the removable roll being held in place by small screws, does not allow for any adjustment of rollers. Both the old Sally Stanley and old Read 16-Row used this method for removing the roller. the slider screwed down tight, is purely there for keeping the roller in place with no adjustment. I'm not familiar with the Pullen, but I'm pretty sure it works exactly the same; i.e. the screws should be tight at all time. Assuming that a pleater has not been damaged and is in good working order, there are two main reasons why needles break. Firstly, if the fabric is not fed evenly into the pleater, or it is allowed to fold into the rollers, or secondly if the fabric is too thick or has too much starch in it (when a fabric softener should be used to soften it).