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Thread: Got a Beautiful Dressmaker Deluxe SWA 2000

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    Got a Beautiful Dressmaker Deluxe SWA 2000

    My wife and I picked up an absolutely beautiful Dressmaker Deluxe SWA 2000 yesterday. Cosmetically it is nearly perfect. Looks like it was never used. We got it home and opened it up and I realized I'm out of work. I usually clean and lube the innards before starting it up. But the interior was as pristine as the outside, no nasty looking old grease or grime. So, we plugged it in and fired it up and it runs great!

    I need a few minor parts to make it totally complete: the thread guide and screw on the needle bar, just above the needle clamp; a new zig zag -- lock knob, really just the center cap (see pic); and, a set of cams. If anyone has these parts or can refer me to a good source, I'd sure appreciate it.

    (And, before any of you eagle eyes ask -- yes, we did straighten up the needle before we ran it.)







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    Noel,

    That is a nice machine. I like it.

    Sew-Classic has the thread guide towards the bottom of this page: { http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Misc...teners_c26.htm } You might give her a email to see if she has a screw for it.
    The thread guide screw also doubles as the needle stop on many machines so it is an important part.

    The knob, if it's still functional just needs a cover disk. Were that my machine I'd fabricate one rather than replacing the whole knob.

    Joe

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    Thanks Joe --

    That sure looks like what's shown in the owners manual. I'll get an email out to her. And, yes it serves as the needle stop as well.

    As far as fabricating a new cover disk, I want it to look as original as possible and lack the tools and skills needed to fabricate something like that. It must be a common problem with these machines as I have seen a couple others for sale missing the same cover.

    Thanks for the feedback and lead.

    Noel

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    That's too bad about the knob. There's a yahoo group for vintage japanese made clones that may be able to help you locate a replacement knob from a donor machine.

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    Congrats Noel. I am sure there will be more vintage machines in your future.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Candace -- thanks, I'm on that board too. I'll post up there if I don't find what I need here.

    Caroline -- I'm afraid you're right. The first thing Cheryl said when you said you weren't going to get the pink Atlas was, "Why don't we go get it? Portland's not that far". We've only been at this a few weeks and already, "Portland's not that far". Uh oh.

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    Nice machine!!!!

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    Thanks Mighty.

    After using the machine for a bit, we realized that the stitch length isn't long enough. The selector knob is set to the max and looking at the mechanisms it attaches to, seems to be doing its thing. Oddly, on the back side of the fabric, the stitches look better. I'm a newbie at this stuff, but am guessing the dog is slightly hung up somewhere. Any suggestions for where I should be looking?

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    When ever I see a machine that has not had use I find something wrong somewhere. Frequently it is something wrong with the tension but there can be other things out of adjustment.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Thanks Miriam --

    My wife says she'll play with the tensions and see what she can do with that.

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