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Thread: High or low shank?

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    Senior Member Lizzytish's Avatar
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    I have a Husqvarna sapphire 830. I want to order feet for it but I don't know what if it is high or low shank.......
    I think it is low. But not 100percent sure.
    Thanks for any help. :thumbup:

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    My Husqvarna is a low shank. Pssst! Order from Sears for a Kenmore, or buy it off the rack at the store. HQ feet are expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    My Husqvarna is a low shank. Pssst! Order from Sears for a Kenmore, or buy it off the rack at the store. HQ feet are expensive.
    Never thought of that! Are the Kenmore feet snap on, or would I need a new ankle for them to fit my Viking?

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    Thanks a bunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    My Husqvarna is a low shank. Pssst! Order from Sears for a Kenmore, or buy it off the rack at the store. HQ feet are expensive.
    Never thought of that! Are the Kenmore feet snap on, or would I need a new ankle for them to fit my Viking?
    My Kenmore from 1977 has a screw to tighten. My HQ also has a screw, but there is one attachment where when screwed on, different feet snap on and off. My HQ is a HQ/Viking. I know the companies merged to get the name. I know nothing about a Viking. Here are the feet for the Kenmore, that also fit the HQ/V.

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    I don't think that all generic feet will fit a Husqvarna. I know my generic walking foot that fits my low shank Singers would not fit my Husqvarna Prelude 350. Instead of using my $24 walking foot, I ended up buying the Husqvarna one at $90. It looked like it would fit and it was close but it wouldn't quite screw on tightly. I'd suggest you check before you order them online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    I don't think that all generic feet will fit a Husqvarna. I know my generic walking foot that fits my low shank Singers would not fit my Husqvarna Prelude 350. Instead of using my $24 walking foot, I ended up buying the Husqvarna one at $90. It looked like it would fit and it was close but it wouldn't quite screw on tightly. I'd suggest you check before you order them online.
    Isn't the singer a slant ankle? That would make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    I don't think that all generic feet will fit a Husqvarna. I know my generic walking foot that fits my low shank Singers would not fit my Husqvarna Prelude 350. Instead of using my $24 walking foot, I ended up buying the Husqvarna one at $90. It looked like it would fit and it was close but it wouldn't quite screw on tightly. I'd suggest you check before you order them online.
    Isn't the singer a slant ankle? That would make a difference.
    Some are, some aren't. You have to look at them and the feet to tell the difference. Here is a site that will help you tell which shank machine you have:

    http://shop.sew-classic.com/What-sha...hank-Style.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    I don't think that all generic feet will fit a Husqvarna. I know my generic walking foot that fits my low shank Singers would not fit my Husqvarna Prelude 350. Instead of using my $24 walking foot, I ended up buying the Husqvarna one at $90. It looked like it would fit and it was close but it wouldn't quite screw on tightly. I'd suggest you check before you order them online.
    Isn't the singer a slant ankle? That would make a difference.
    Some, not most Singers are slant needle; same goes for some other brands - depends on the model & year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    My Husqvarna is a low shank. Pssst! Order from Sears for a Kenmore, or buy it off the rack at the store. HQ feet are expensive.
    Never thought of that! Are the Kenmore feet snap on, or would I need a new ankle for them to fit my Viking?
    My Kenmore from 1977 has a screw to tighten. My HQ also has a screw, but there is one attachment where when screwed on, different feet snap on and off. My HQ is a HQ/Viking. I know the companies merged to get the name. I know nothing about a Viking. Here are the feet for the Kenmore, that also fit the HQ/V.
    That spring foot looks just like mine. I'll have to check it out when I go looking for a new one. I've already got the nice viking walking foot with the snap in feet (Christmas present to myself). I lucked out and got it 40% off, but it was still expensive...worth every penny though, I love it!

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