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Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder

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  • Near capacity. 11 ounces worsted weight
  • Yarn Guide at a right angle to winder assembly. 3 available positions
  • Bottom view. Rubber feet and metal inserts.
  • Fully disassembled. Item ships mostly assembled.
Price:
$119.99
Weight:
5.00 LBS
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Product Description

This winder stays with our design philosophy: make simple products that work exceptionally well. Six sealed ball bearings allow the winder to spin almost effortlessly while a well-balanced main winding assembly allow users to to opt to wind with or without a table clamp. Hard maple and premium maple veneered plywood are finished with Danish oil. 

 

A modular unit: An important design element that demonstrates quality to me is the ability to disassemble & service tools with little effort. Every tool that receives regular use will need to be cleaned at some point. The ability to quickly disassemble this winder sets it apart from any winder on the market at this price point. You can take the entire unit apart in less than a minute. Suppose you drop the winder and break just one part. Rather than throwing the entire unit away, you can easily purchase just the part you need from this website. Try that with an imported winder. Want to add an "art yarn" guide? Simply loosen the yarn guide set screw and replace the standard yarn guide. It's that easy.

 Yarn Capacity: The amount of yarn that this winder (or any winder) can hold depends on the tension placed on the yarn as it is fed into the unit and the thickness of the yarn. You should be able to get around 1 pound of fingering weight yarn on this winder. Ten ounces is about the maximum capacity of worsted weight yarn. Thicker yarns will be less. We have found that the capacity is about twice that of our little blue plastic winder.

About the belts: Urethane belting is a commonly used cheap power transmission method for this industry. These belts are designed to last about 10 years. If they stretch you can cut, heat the ends, and weld them back together. There is be a little "flashing" that will need to be cut. We also sell replacement belts.

Our warranty: Each jumbo ball winder we sell has a one year warranty from date of purchase against manufacturer's defects. You can tell when your item was produced by referencing the serial number on the bottom. We warrant each unit for the year on the bottom plus one year. 

Items ship mostly assembled. Yarn not included.

Made in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.


Product Videos

Ball Winder Instructions (07:23)
This video demonstrates using and servicing a jumbo yarn ball winder from the Fiber Artist Supply Co., LLC. Visit www.fiberartistsupply.com to purchase a unit or parts.
  • Ball Winder In...
    This video demonstrates using and servicing a jumbo yarn ball ...
  • Yarn Guide Pla...
    This video will show users how to properly place the yarn guid...

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  1. I was WOW'd 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2018

    I placed an order for 3 things a week ago and finally got my order 7 days later. GREAT. opened my boxes to see most ball winder already assembled. Fanstatic! just have to put the belt on and guide shaft and I was ready to go. I've used the other brand jumbo wooden ball winder and this one I have to see is obviously a lot lighter and smoother running. I'm very happy with the quality of this ball winder. I've tested it already with 1 cake made. I can't wait to put it to use. Now I just have to assemble and test out the standing yarn swift/skein winder.


  2. Best winder thus far 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2018

    I bought my winder a couple of years ago. Around 2014-2015. At the time it was priced at 89.99. I use it often and I love it. My winder looks a lot different than the one shown. I suppose it’s progress making the unit a bit smaller. My yarn guide stays in place it doesn’t move around. Either way is the best investment I’ve ever made. Thanks fiberartist.


  3. Great winder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Oct 2017

    This winder is the best! I think I have had it three years now and it works great, so much better than those little plastic and metal things I used before. The price is reasonable and I think mine will last forever. I have recommended it to others on Ravelry numerous times.


  4. Does it all! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2017

    From cobweb to chunky, this winder does them all! I have used mine for over two years (fairly heavy use too) and it works like a champ. Highly recommend it.


  5. great products 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2016

    I bought this winder and the large swift as a Christmas present to myself.
    They are both easy to set up and a joy to use. From my stash I did a test run, worsted to fingerling, a perfect center pull ball was produced every time.
    Customer Service was excellent. Though the website showed the winder as out of stock I contacted Tim and soon got an email that he had more ready to ship. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchases.


  6. Love My Ball Winder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2016

    Received this beautiful ball winder as a Christmas gift from my son in 2015. This ball winder is expertly crafted and such a joy to use. It winds the most beautiful cake of yarn. It is heirloom quality and should give me years of use. If you are thinking about purchasing one, don't hesitate. You will not be disappointed. Customer service was excellent.


  7. So glad I got this! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2016

    I just wound my first skein -- a 300 gm Wollmeise lace garn -- and it is a thing of beauty. The winder was easy to set up on my thick table, worked smoothly and quietly, and delivered a perfect cake. It's far superior to every other winder I've used!


  8. The best winder! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Aug 2016

    I got this as a birthday gift and I just love it. It is beautiful and it works better than anything I've used in the past.


  9. Great Winder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jul 2016

    This is a wonderful winder and the best value on the market. It is well made and very smooth.


  10. Awesome ball winder 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2016

    Awesome price for an aesome product!

    Thank you! Works flawlessly. I'm so thrilled.

    Thank you!!


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