Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder (watch our video demonstration!)

Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder (watch our video demonstration!)



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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.

Overview, set-up & use:
Proper yarn guide placement supplemental:

Items ship mostly assembled. Yarn not included.

Made in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.

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International shipping is via Priority Mail International.


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Julie Rappe May 7, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I have gone through 3 of the cheap plastic type yarn winders. I just couldn’t take fighting with them anymore, and I didn’t want to buy yet another new one! I am so glad I bought this winder. I love it. It’s sturdy. It fastens on my table with no slipping. It’s fast and oh so smooth. It was such a pleasure to use I was scouring my yarn to see what else I could wind. I look forward to many years of use. My only complaint is that I wish the turning knob was bigger. It’s a bit stubby. Thank you so much for your outstanding customer service and wonderful winder!

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fiatluxfiber Jul 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Really well thought out and made, nice quality materials, and lovely to look at! Most ball winders use gears, this one is belt driven. It's smooth, quiet, and takes very little effort to turn. It's easy to keep a smooth rhythm using the horizontal turn knob, and I loved being able to run it in the middle of a work table - no clamps or clearance needed for a crank. Took it out of the box, watched a couple of the suggested videos, and wound 2 nice balls wound in under 30 minutes!!

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La Donna Porter Apr 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Received the wonder new as described and sooner than anticipated. Although I haven’t finished the set up, the winder is so smooth, much smoother than my plastic one that I have used quite a bit. I decided to purchase this yarn ball winder after using my small plastic one to wind over 20 yarn hanks. I still have more yarn to wind. Happy with my purchase. Thank you!!!

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Holly Kerr Feb 18, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

The BEST winder ever! I’m so happy I made this investment. Prompt delivery and great set-up instruction options.

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