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Thread: Where to buy an old Singer foot pedal

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    Super Member judy_68's Avatar
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    Where to buy an old Singer foot pedal

    Does anybody know where is the best place to buy a foot pedal for an old singer. The ones I have cramp my foot. Im looking for one that is flat.... not one that had the button that you have to push.
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    Sew-classic.com has them. For a small fee they will wire it for you also. I'm happy with the one I purchased from them.

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    The button goes on your heel, so you don't really push on it. The gravity of your foot and heal should do most of the work. Maybe you've had it upside down?

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    i have one that belonged on a Singer Touch and Throw. It has a 3 prong plug in. A lady at church gave me her old machine to take to recycle which I did but the foot pedal and cord were good so I kept them to pass on. You can have it for the price of postage if you think it will work. private message me if interested.
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    Thank you Candace, I am the new owner of a featherweight and I was using the foot pedal wrong!

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    I guess I'm another wrong user. I thought you had to press the button with your big toe. No wonder it made my toes cramp! I think I'll turn those pedals around and give them another shot!

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    If you rest the ball of your foot on the button that doesn't move, you just tilt the side of your foot over onto the button that does move to control the machine. It's very comfortable and easy to use that way.

    But, I still prefer the electronic foot controllers from Jenny at shop.sew-classic.com - so smooth and they don't get hot. Those bakelite controllers get hot when you're doing free-motion quilting, unless you're running it wide open.

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    I have tried resting the ball of my foot on the solid knob and tilting it to the side to push the moveable button down. Most of these controllers require the button to be pushed way down to get the machine moving. Tilting my foot not only didn't work, I got one heck of a cramp in my ankle.

    So, what I do is rest my heal on the floor with the outside of my foot just behind the little toe on the button then push as needed. I completely ignore the solid knob.
    That works pretty well.

    Turning the controller around so you rest the heal on the body of the controller would make the cord end face you and the cord would be in the way. I can't see how that is the correct way to use it.
    I have quite a few different styles of controllers and many of them have the cords entering the controller body from a point that puts it in the way. I fail to see the logic in this, but they cost too much to replace just because of that.

    Joe

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    I found one for $20.00 including shipping that my husband is pretty sure he can make work.

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    Judy,

    "Usually" there is only two screw connectors inside. You might need to tie an underwriters knot in the cord or use a strain relief on it to keep the strain off the screws, but that's about it.

    Joe

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