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Old 07-09-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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Yarn Winders ???
I am about to purchase a yarn winder, and I'd like everyone's input on which brand to buy. When I bought my Homespun yarn I didn't realize it wasn't a standard center pull skein, and I messed up a couple of the skeins trying to find the correct piece to pull. I don't like the way the yarn feeds pulling it from the outside of the skein, so I want to be able to wind my own center pull balls. I've seen several of the "royal" brand on ebay, and I'm left wondering why people are getting rid of them? I'll wait to make this purchase until I read your replies.
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Old 07-09-2006, 01:21 AM   #2
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i think royal is the typical brand of choice around here. i love mine and have been using it with no trouble for over a year now.
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Old 07-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #3
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Personally I like the Lacis type over the Royal type. The Lacis type just seems to me to be better constructed and I like the table clamp being adjusted from the top rather than a wing nut on the bottom.
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I also love my Royal, but don't have experience with any other kind.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:24 AM   #5
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ooh and it looks like the Lacis is cheaper too. Really, it's all about preference. I bought a Royal b/c that's what my LYS sold, and I like it fine. It just doesn't like all my surfaces and will sometimes work itself loose. But winding-wise, it works great.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:00 AM   #6
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Royal definitely seems to be the most common...mine works great!
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:47 AM   #7
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I love, love my royal winder!!! Lonnie got mine from Ebay..it was new, so the sellers on Ebay are generally selling new stock, I believe
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I have the Royal and I really like it.
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you can also get it from Joann.com on sale this week AND they have free shipping.

Normally I would say to wait for the 50% coupon but i think it wouldn't make much difference when taking it off the regular price since you would then have to pay shipping.

I was looking at their reviews on their site and I don't have any idea what plastic prongs the woman on there is talking about. ...oh maybe the ones that hold the peg in place? hrmm... :thinking:
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