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From: lendube
Date: 10-06-2006, 04:35 PM (1 of 5)
I just couldn't do it around here without a lint roller and canned air. What a great way to keep the fabric dust and snippets to a minimum. Highly recommended!:up: :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: HeyJudee
Date: 10-06-2006, 06:44 PM (2 of 5)
I think someone told me not to use canned air to clean your machine. I believe it blows all the dust and lint further inside the machine!

Anyone else know about this????
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: Bekka
Date: 10-06-2006, 07:37 PM (3 of 5)
If your machine is computerized it "deposits" moisture inside. I have a mini vac that is pretty cool.
User: Bekka
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 79
From: lendube
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:10 PM (4 of 5)
I checked with my dealer and they said it was fine as long as you blow from the back to the front and out and stop blowing when the "frost" appears. Just do it gently in the right direction and there should be no problem.

I use it more for just keeping surfaces clear as I work with fleece and "shedding" fabrics a lot.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: Magot
Date: 10-07-2006, 12:42 AM (5 of 5)
I have read various horror stories from the elna serger group of folks who have gummed up their machines quite effectively by using hte canned air to clean out the fluff and ended up sending them off to the dealers.

I think suck rather than blow with machines but I can understand using it to clear your work area.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
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