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Smash Hand

Repair warp yarns on loom when numerous threads are broken.

What does a Smash Hand do?

Repairs warp yarn on loom when numerous threads are broken: Ties short piece of thread to each end of broken warp yarn and cuts off ends close to knot with scissors. Draws repaired warp yarn through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents, using reed hook. Picks out filling yarn when defective weaving is observed, using fine metal comb. Starts loom and observes operation to detect defective setup or weaving. May start loom after warp change and repair breaks resulting from knots passing through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents.