This video will help you understand the basic features of your EEW 5.2.
Here is a video that covers the basics of spinning.
The belt and tension band on the EEW 5.2 will wear out over time. While I do offer a parts kit in store, these are standard off the shelf parts that you can buy elsewhere. I run a small store and shipping is expensive for small items like this so feel free to buy these parts elsewhere from stores that are more efficient at shipping small orders.
- Drive belt is a 1/16th inch diameter and 17.25 inch long round Polyurethane belt
- Tension band is a 12 inch piece of “1/16 inch elastic bungee cord“
- If you have an EEW 5.0 and the black rings that hold the motor in place break you can just replace it with a bunch of wraps of yarn. If you would rather get a replacement black ring you can order them here.
- If you have an EEW 5.1 and the black rings that hold the motor in place break you can just replace it with a bunch of wraps of yarn. If you would rather get a replacement black ring you can order them here.
|Why does the bobbin sometimes vibrate and makes a bunch of noise?||This can happen because the end of the bobbin that is nearest the center of the spinning wheel and rests against the steel spindle starts a harmonic vibration. The fix is quite easy. Just take off the bobbin. Wrap a piece of yarn around the spindle once where the bobbin rests, and tie a knot. Then slide the bobbin back on such that this string is squished between the spindle and the bobbin. This will prevent this vibration.|
|Why isn’t there uptake? (Why isn’t my yarn being pulled onto the bobbin?)||
|Can I use a battery with the EEW 5.2?||Yes you can. This page will help you pick the correct battery pack.|
Here is a comparison between the EEW Nano 1.1 and the EEW 5.2.
|EEW 5.2 ($260)||EEW Nano 1.1 ($110)|
|Typical use case is as a electric replacement for a traditional spinning wheel, and for high volume spinning. The larger controls also make this version a little easier to use.||Typical use case is for new spinners looking at an affordable spinning wheel, or as a ultra portable wheel for experienced spinners.|
|Sliding yarn hook design||Triangular clamping yarn hook design|
|Easy to use tension dial||Slot sliding tension|
|Bobbin capacity is 5 ounces||Bobbin capacity is 2 ounces|
|Overall size is small (7.5 × 6 × 8 inches) and it weighs about 2.5 pounds||Size is very small (5.25 x 4 x 5 inches) and it weighs around 0.5 pounds|
|Max flyer speed is 1400 RPMs||Max flyer speed is 1000 RPMs (The 1.0 version was about 750 RPMs)|
|Motor rated for 4000 hours||Motor rated for 800 hours|
|Steel spindle, wooden case, and high quality plastic flyer design||Multiple different high quality plastics optimized for each part’s need|
|Large orifice, stronger motor, and large hooks make it well suited for spinning bulky yarn||While it can handle spinning some bulky yarn the weaker motor and small bobbins make it is not ideally suiting for a lot of bulky yarn spinning|
|A foot pedal to start and stop the motor in include (you can also use it without the foot pedal to make it more transportable)||No foot pedal is included, but we made a video showing your different options|