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*Advantages of Taitexma TH860/868 over Silver Reed SK280:(same as Brother KH868 over Singer SK, Studio SK or Knitmaster-England SK all made by Silver Reed)

  • Taitexma TH868 Machine is $100 less expensive than Silver Reed SK280.
  • Taitexma TH868 Lace Carriage is Included, not optional (costs $300 more with Silver Reed SK280).
  • Taitexma TH868 End needle selection keeps both all the way forward on every row which SK280 cannot do (only by manual needle selection pulling both needles all the way forward on every row).
  • Other TH860 accessories are less expensive than for Silver Reed SK280.

    Stitch count: 200 Stitches. Needle Pitch: 4.5mm. Power: Manual Selector: By Punch card. It has a 24 stitch pattern repeat. Come with a set of 20 cards. Knitting Patterns: Flat knitting, Tuck Stitch, Slip Stitch, Fair Isle, Partial Fair Isle, Embossed, Punch lace, Tuck Stitch Punch lace, Plating, and Tuck Stitch plating weaves

    This machine allows you to do a wide variety of knitting including lace, tuck, plating, slip stitch, weaving and Fair Isle designs.

    20 pre-punched pattern cards included or choose the optional blank card/plier punch to create your own beautiful and unique designs.

    Now we can make larger size of knitting!

    Easy operation and fast knitting speed makes user finish the panel shiftly. Enclosed standard 20 patterns card and their knitting instruction in the manual. Features in easy operation and 24 needles range needle-to-needle selection suitable for home-based knitter.

    These machines allow you to do a wide variety of knitting including lace, tuck, plating, slip stitch, weaving and Fair Isle designs. Pre-punched pattern cards included, or use optional blank card plier punch to create your own beautiful and unique designs on optional blank cards. We have been lining both the top and the bottom of the knitting machine inner box with bubble wrap which has completely eliminated damage to the machines during shipping. Peter Patchis
  • US Warranty 90 Days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
Specifications
1.Gauge: 4.5mm(5.6G)
2.Number of needle: 200pcs
3.Weight: 14kg (30.8 lbs)
4.Measurement: 1058x262x105mm
5.Needle selection range: 24 needles
6.Capability: SKIP STITCH, MULTI COLOUR SKIP STITCH, TUCK STITCH, MULTI-COLOR TUCK STITCH, WEAVING PATTERN, WOVEN MOTIF PATTERN, FAIRSLE(JACQUARD) PATTERN, FAIRSLE MOTIF PATTERN, DOUBLE LENGTH PATTERN, LACE PATTERN AND FINE LACE PATTERN, LACE AND FINE LACE MIXED, ISOLATED LACE PATTERN, PLATING, CHANGE OF MAIN YARN AND PLATING YARN, PLATED TUCK STITCH PATTERN

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Included Accessories
Needle Bed
K Carriage
Sinker Plate Complete Set
Lace Carriage (Y Carriage)
Yarn Tension Unit
Cast-on Comb Assembly
Extension Rail (L)(R)
Punch Card Set 20 prepunched
Motif Knitting Cam (24 Needles)
Motif Knitting Cam (M)
Motif Knitting Cam (L) (R)
L-Point Cam for Needles
Table Clamp
Claw Weight
Latch Tool
Transfer Tool
Needle Pusher
Plating Yarn Feeder Assembly
Hand Brush
Special Knitting Machine Oil
Yarn Wax with case
Plastic Snap
Cast-on Thread
Crochet
Plain Needle
Carriage Lock
Tapestry Needle

Optional Accessories:

TR-868 Ribbing Attachment
TA-8200 Intarsia Carriage
Blank Card Set
Plier Punch
Wool Winder
Skein Holder
7-Prong Transfer Tool
As to the quality of Taitexma machines the facts speak for themselves. Not one Taitexma machine sold in the U.S. this year (2012) has been returned for a needed repair. The Rhode Island School of Design has been offering knitting machine classes for many years utilizing many different makes and models. They purchased 6 TH-860 standard gauge punchcard machines and 6 TR-850 ribbing attachments last year. They are evidently quite satisfied by both the quality and performance of these machines as they recently placed an order for 10 more units with ribbing attachments. ~Distributor of Taitexma Knitting Machines. The biggest difference between the 860 and the 868 is that the 860 has a smooth back rail like the old Brother KH860. The 868 has a notched rail so G carriages could run on it.
Will the Brother KL116 Knit Leader work on Taitexma TH868, like it does on KH868?
To answer your customers questions the TH868 is not equipped with either the slots to accept a knitleader or the finger to trigger it. Whether something can be rigged to do so I can't say. Whether the Taitexma is exactly like the old Brother model in feel and construction is subjectivem but in the 3 years I've been selling them I haven't had one come back for repair yet. Also, the Taitexma is available with a ribbing attachment which is a big plus. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Peter