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Good evening, I wonder if anyone could help me set up the check lever position and lock but on a singer 29K please? Now I have 3, 2 long arm and one short, one long and one short have a dial and adjustable stud while the second long arm has a simple screw stud and lock but. All I can find in the manuals is that it’s factory set but since for my machines that is probably 90-100 yers ago it has probably moved. Also could you describe what the adjustment to this is actually affecting? Many thanks

 

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So it’s the pieces marked 7. I believe it’s the tensioner for the check lever on the needle bar. I just don’t know where to set anything or what it’s trying to adjust. The scale goes from 0-4 and it has a pin that allows you to have 1 rotation only of adjustment. The starting point around which the adjuster works is reset by a central bolt with a screw head and a lock but. I shall try and upload real pictures of my machine or perhaps, if it will, a clip of video.

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Ok understand now, those parts have very little bearing on the Stitchers nowadays they were more to do with the old cotton oiled threads. They are a stop for the nodding donkey and slightly affect tension used to be where the threads may be different thicknesses between machine and bobbin. They seem to work ok now without them as well. If you have stitch problems it's highly unlikely to be this part causing them.

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Thanks for that, have you had any success in putting a motor on these machines? I have a servo motor that I’m trying but it is a bit clunky and I could do with a smoother very slow action as I’m trying to sew round glove palms on ice hockey gloves....

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I would not advise motorising such an old beast as it will only exacerbate any issues it has already got, they often miss stitches they would ordinarily make once motorised due to the excess tolerance and wear within the machine.

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2 hours ago, Theskygypsy said:

Thanks for that, have you had any success in putting a motor on these machines? I have a servo motor that I’m trying but it is a bit clunky and I could do with a smoother very slow action as I’m trying to sew round glove palms on ice hockey gloves....

The motors used on patchers are pretty good at low speed but are quite expensive you would have to be doing a lot of work to make it worth it and if you are then a newer machine must be more of a consideration

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