Stitching 20mm

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Stitching 20mm

Postby Robbie123 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:49 am


I need to stitch a book of hard art paper, its about 20mm thick. I have a hohner but it cant manage it

Do you have any suggestions how I can stitch it?
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Re: Stitching 20mm

Postby Mister J » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi Robbie,
I am going to assume that you have a Hohner 25/40 single head stitcher. In theory this machine will stitch to a thickness of 25mm. However, if you a stitching a hard art paper or NCR pads then this maximum thickness will drop. In reliable machines available you have two options that I can recommend. The M30 machine from Deluxe stitcher which can stitch up to 30mm maximum or if the paper is very hard then an N3B machine that can stitch up to 50mm.
If you send me a sample of what yoou need to stitch I will be glad to run it for you and make a final recommendation.
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Re: Stitching 20mm

Postby Mister J » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:04 am

Losing Stitcher head performance?

Ok, if you used to be able to stitch 20mm with your stitcher and now you cannot, this is a different question. Things to check
1. Is the wire straight, if not then the legs go astray inside the work and will give a bad stitch or no stitch at all.
2. Are you getting a good cut? Take out the swivel,gripper/wireholder and run a few pieces of straight wire under power. Is the cut clean if not rotate or change the cutters.
3. See above, are the pieces of wire the same length, if not then solve this issue, if they are make sure that the amount of wire being drawn is long enough for the job and that the legs of the stitch are the same length. If not then adjust to resolve this issue.
4. Is the wire buckling on the top of the work? If so then it may be too weak and you need to use a thicker wire or a flat wire. You must check points 1,2 and 3 before coming to this conclusion
5 If the compression set correctly? If you operate the stitcher head with no wire but with the book in position it should leave a slight indent in the book. If no make is present then increase compression (make sure you do not lose wire length too much when doing this).
6. The clinching- remove the book and operate the machine under power but just watch the clincher points position. At rest they should be down at an angle of 30-45 degrees, at the highest point the clincher should be level or 1mm above the top of the clincher plate NO MORE THAN THIS.

If these tips do not help then contact us for further help, but I need to know the make and model of machine you are using. These guidelines are good for all makes of machine but for other questions I will be more specific, giving part numbers etc
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