Replace, align, and space needles in needle bar, picot bar, and welt bar.
What does a Needle Straightener do?
Replaces, aligns, and spaces needles or points in needle bar, picot bar, and welt bar of knitting machines: Secures bar in jig or vise. Loosens and removes clamping plate, holding needles, or point in bar with screwdriver, and removes broken or worn needles. Positions metal gasket under clamping plate, replaces needles or points, and replaces and tightens clamping plate. Aligns and spaces needles or points, using space gauge and pliers. May assist mechanic in aligning machine guide bars and sinkers.