Monday 18 February 2013
Dismantling Tension Discs with Thumb Tabs
If you need to take off the tension discs for any reason, here's how. The photographs are of my 1897 Singer 28K.
First, unscrew the nut at the front.
Next take off the spring.
Now the thumb tab.
Now the first tension disc.
And the second.
Here you can see how the tension spring is held in the correct position.
And here are all the parts ready to be put back on again, laid out in the order they were taken off, with the front-facing side facing up.