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note: item currently SOLD OUT and back-ordered. Will ship AFTER Christmas. Orders placed before December 25th (for delivery in early January) will receive both free US shipping AND a $20 gift certificate towards other purchases at Wild Hare Fiber Studio. Thank you for your patience!

The Mercedes-Benz of ball winders...

Ergonomic heavy-duty ball winder by Nancy's Knit Nacks is ideal for serious fiberistas, shops, ect. The handle rotational motion of the HDBW is accomplished by using the user's forearm muscles as opposed to their wrist muscles. This substantially reduces risk of injury to the user's wrist. Combine this larger rotational arc with the new larger Ball Handle in this unit (not shown in first picture - see other pix) and the resulting comfort level that the user experiences while winding a ball of yarn is remarkable. But that's not all - this ball winder has a full range of features:

Made of Maple hardwood, 10 mm (3/8") steel shafts, and commercial grade, heavy duty Swiss gears.
Will wind balls up to 1 Lb. and greater.
The yarn guide arm can be swiveled 180 degrees to allow for 5 different angles at which the yarn supply can be positioned relative to the ball winder.
Includes a yarn tensioner which can provide variable tensioning levels.
Yarn Ball Cores™ in two sizes are also available - they are designed to work with the ball winder spindle.
Includes 3 heavy duty table clamps (5/16" L-bolts). These allow for mounting to table thicknesses of up to 2.5". Our clamping systems are preferred by most fiber artists.
1 year limited warranty for both consumer and commercial use.
Designed and manufactured in the USA with old fashioned engineering expertise and quality materials and manufacturing processes.

The HDBW is a solidly engineered product. One man year of very talented engineering effort went into this machine. We used the positive characteristics offered by the combination of hardwoods, steel, and plastic materials to arrive at a design that combines beauty, durability, and power. Most parts have been over designed for their intended application.

An optional motor drive add-on kit (Power Base™) is also available. This unit is a high tech motor drive option for our standard ball winder. It has a variable speed control, reverse, slow and fast speeds, an auto-slip belt drive, and allows the user to also use an optional foot pedal for hands free operation, and auto shut-off (when used with the Electronic Yarn Meter™). Another available upgrade is the electronic Yarn Meter - measures both yards and meters and will enable user to enter a predetermined qty to measure. Unit will then sound a tone indicating that the qty has been reached or (if used with our motorized HDBW - Power Base™), will shut the ball winder down. If you would like to order either of these upgrades with your ball winder, please contact me for more details and pricing - I will be happy to customize the listing to include whatever features you desire.
The main photo is an older image from NKK. Detail pictures are of the ball winder in my studio - you will receive a new one, but it will have the larger ergonomic ball handle and new adjustable feed arm. Last photo shows a 14 oz. ball of DK weight handspun that I made on my winder - business card is there for scale (yarn not included in listing).

note: not available for international shipping (I'm a US dealer only)

Heavy Duty Yarn Ball Winder no US shipping charge