Your carpet binding machines, sergers, and equipment are quality pieces of equipment that will perform well over time. Every machine needs maintenance and repair periodically, however. One part of your regular maintenance schedule should be oiling your machines. At Bond we have stainless sewing oil available in several quantities and options for your convenience.
What Is Sewing Oil?
Binders and sergers operate much like sewing machines, and they must be lubricated regularly to keep performing well. Sewing oil is a lubricant that helps to lessen the friction between the mechanical parts that make up your machine. The oil helps stop any grinding that would wear down these parts over time. If these parts are not properly cleaned and oiled, your machine will run more loudly and less smoothly and eventually it will break down.
There are different types of sewing oil that can be used with your equipment. You should never substitute these for an oil or substance that is not made for this type of machine, like cooking oil, motor oil, or WD-40. Using the wrong kind of oil can cause your machine to gum up or malfunction, and it will require repair.
How to Apply Sewing Oil
Your equipment will come with a manual which will give instructions on how, where, and when you should oil your machine. Be sure to consult this manual to answer any questions you have about your machine before you begin to work on it.
Before you oil your machine, remember to unplug it. Remove any lint or dust in the machine as well. This can be done with an air compressor or with our aerosol product, Bond E-Z Duster. Applying the oil to the various mechanical parts is simpler with a long-tip bottle. If you do not already have one, we sell this type of machine oiler. If you apply too much oil, you can wipe away any excess with a rag. Do NOT add oil to any clutches as it can make them slip.
When you have successfully oiled your machine, you will notice an improvement in how well it runs.
The sewing oil Bond Products offers comes in several different quantities: by the pint, quart, or gallon. We also sell a spray lube that you can use. If you have any questions about how much sewing oil you may need or anything having to do with the repair or maintenance of your equipment, please call us at 1-888-800-BOND. Our helpful staff will assist you either in getting the right products or with straightening out your machine issue. We are here to help you, so don’t hesitate to call.