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From: BabsSewingRoom
Date: 12-14-2006, 01:47 PM (1 of 7)
Anybody got any experience with the new magnet hoop? I don't like having a magnet around my machine but looks like it would be niffy.
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From: Tom Land
Date: 12-15-2006, 10:28 AM (2 of 7)
I haven't tried one but really am not that impressed with what Iv'e seen of it. The magnets will not hurt your machine. Your machine has at least three very powerfull magnets in it and two more in the embroidery unit. If a magnet would hurt it the machine would self destruct. The only way a magnet can hurt the machine is if the magnet is put directly on a circuit board and even then it seldom does.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-16-2006, 06:53 PM (3 of 7)
What about the magnet pincushions? I have one I love but I leave it away from either machine and computer. I always thought it would mess them up.
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From: Tom Land
Date: 12-16-2006, 07:48 PM (4 of 7)
Mary I often take a large magnetic pin cushion and pass it all over the machines to demonstrate that it won't hurt the machine. No magnet on the outside of the machine is going to hurt it.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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From: weezyrider
Date: 12-17-2006, 09:31 AM (5 of 7)
Someone else in another group inquired about these from a dealer. Dealer said using one would void a warranty. I suppose every dealer would say that.
I'm fairly careful about magnets, but I read that Pfaff uses small ones in the hoops to identify the hoop on the machine. That's why we can't even get a Hoop-it-all.

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From: Tom Land
Date: 12-17-2006, 02:21 PM (6 of 7)
Yes, Pfaff does use small magnets to in the hoops to tell the machine which hoop is being used but these are very small magnets about 3mm. sq.
About warranties. The only time an after market product can void a warranty is if that product actually causes damage. The damage it caused would not be under warranty but everything else on the machine still would be. Warranties are pretty universal and if you read them they're pretty clear. What gets confusing is what constitutes normal wear, abuse, or defective. This can vary considerably from manufacturer to manufacturer and in most cases the the dealer is the judge.
Many dealers have extended warranties that they themselves provide. They might have specific conditions that might make their warranty voidable. Mine for instance is void if anyone else works on the machine. This is because I don't care to spend time correcting other peoples mistakes when I'm not charging for the work. This however does not void the manufacturer's warranty on the machine except for any damage that might have been done by that other person.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
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From: IsabelleB
Date: 12-18-2006, 06:26 AM (7 of 7)
Thank you for all that useful info, Tom! :smile:
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