Fiberarts Supply

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Bainbridge Island, WA

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F.A.Q.'s | Overview


What is a single drive wheel?


Single drive wheels have the drive band going around the wheel one time. The drive bands will then go around the drive pulley on the flyer. The rotation of the wheel causes the flyer to rotate. Depending on the difference between the diameter of the wheel and the diameter of the flyer pulleys, you develop a ratio between the two. A brake band (sometimes called Scotch tension) is placed over a pulley built into the bobbin and the tension is adjusted. This information applies to nearly all single drive spinning wheels built today, regardless of brand.