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Can I remove thread cutter from my Millie?

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I never use the thread cutter and would like to take it off of my Millie. Is this an easy task? I would like to get the extension table from Off the Edge Quilting that is made for Millies without thread cutters.

Is this doable (or even advisable)?

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There was a post recently - don\'t know where - that said NOT to take the thread cutter off, since it balances the heavier (back) part of the machine. You might call APQS about this before you make a decision. They\'re usually real good about helping us out, even those of us who bought used machines from someone else, not APQS.


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Yes, you can remove the thread cutter...mine has been removed. When Jim from APQS came and installed my CQ...I had him remove it. I recently weighed the thread cutter and it weighs 2 lbs 12 oz. I never use it because I am in the habit of bringing the thread to the top of the quilt and I wanted to lighten up the weight of the machine.

The back end of the millie is not that much different than the back of the freedom which doesn\'t have a thread cutter. So I am not sure about the reason for balancing the weight of the machine...but it is an interesting concept.

Guess I\'ll give them a call and find out too.

Cheryl


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I took the thread cutter off of the Millie that I used to use. I could tell it was lighter to move. I also then made a new top plate (can\'t think of the real name) out of plexiglas and checked the height of the foot and needle bar. Had no problems.


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MMMMM, never thought of taking mine off. I never use it either. Thought it was a great plus before I bought my machine and learned to use it(grins) jeri


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you\'ll just have a freedom once its removed! The millie and the freedom use the same exact body. Keep in mind that you will have to use a different base that is made for the freedom or ult machines.


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