|On Vacation for Upgrade|
I didn’t think that I was especially hard on pasta machines but I know have two that are beyond Mona’s healing touch. My 7” wide Makin has lost it’s ability to work on the three thickest settings. I have been told that this is because I conditioned clay on these settings and wore out the gears. Seems that you should not condition clay on wider settings. The other machine that I destroyed when I was cleaning it and removing the fenders. Seems that not all Atlas machined are put together with springs, nuts and bolts. Some are held together with a little plastic think a ma bob that breaks before allowing disassembly of the machine for cleaning. If you have such a machine and have solved that problem of cleaning and defendering please share. I am sure there are others that will befit.
So now I wait for my Atlas to come home. I will report on how he is after the operation. I think that perhaps it would have been better just to have better to have just bought a modified machine from Mona K. With out the cost of the machine it cost me $97.50 with the postage to send my machine to be modifies. A new modified machine from Mona K. would have been $106 for an Atlas 150 (5 3/4”) or $110 for an Atlas 180 (6 7/8”). Makes me feel pretty dumb. I how my machine appreciate my loyalty – well in truth the expenses just snuck-up on me.
I will report on Atlas when he gets hope. I was so impressed with Barb’s modified machine at Horizons last weekend I can only hope that my machine is as well behaved.