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Thread: Featherweight Light Is Hot

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    Junior Member quiltgal's Avatar
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    I have the correct light bulb in my all my featherweights and sometimes when I am quilting get too close and YES! they are hot!
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    Yes, my light gets very hot.
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    Any incandescent light bulb gets hot, so yes, it's normal for the lights on our old girls to get hot, and you do want to be careful with them!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Mine does. I blistered my hand just last week on the FW light.
    jlm5419-an Okie in California
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    I got a really bad burn a month ago that is just now healing. The lamp gets very hot. I should be used to it, but my palm just stuck to it.

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    I'm not sure of the wattage on mine, but I ordered it from a FW place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I have a 2nd Degree burn scar on my right hand due to a hot sewing machine bulb. They are very hot. However make sure it's cool and check it to make sure it's no more than a 15W bulb. Any larger wattage is too much.

    Joe
    Me too! The scar has finally faded, but every time I use the Featherweight, I burn my wrist :-/

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    train yourself to lift the presser foot lever with your left hand.

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    I also have several tattoos - numerous FW, a 201, and a 15. There may be some from a clone or two in there too.

    Every time I show someone a machine or teach someone to sew, I tell them "Yes there's a built in light, see it works, now don't turn it on anymore, buy a good light to sit beside it."

    When they ask why, I show them my tat collection. (and then how the light from the built on one is never in the position you really want it anyway. )
    Tammi - I've found that many baby steps tend to get you further than a huge leap in followed by a huge leap out - http://www.archaicarcane.com
    Singer 411G, 301A, 2x 221 (featherweight), 222k - the holy grail, 15-90 Centennial, 27, VS2, 28 hc, 128 knee bar, 201-2, 31-15, Pfaff 130-6. Non-Vintage - Pfaff 6122, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81595 serger, Kenmore (Janome) 385.81155, 2013 APQS Lucey

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    The lights I think work the best are those mounted up inside the arm between the needle and pillar.
    The second best is the ancient machines with the light mounted up high on the front side facing away from you but angled down to the work.

    The WORST are the ones on the clones and mid sized Singers with the open bottom fixtures.

    Joe

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