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    Senior Member vanginney's Avatar
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    zig zagger

    Hi everyone, I would like to by a singer zig zagger for my sewing machines and notice there are a couple of model numbers - Can't really find which model number (160985 & 161102) would be suitable for my 201. I also think the scallop cam looks appealing.

    I am assuming if I got the right one I could use it on my class 15 & 185J?

    Any zig zag experts out there?

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    I'm not a ZZ attachment X-spurt, but I have used / attempted to use them.

    I have the 160985 I believe and it works fine on my 201-2. But it doesn't work worth a hoot on my 15 clones. My wife pointed out that the vertical travel of the needle bar is less on the 15 clone than the 201. So the ZZ patterns are narrower.

    I haven't tried the ones we have on the Singer 15s, 99s, or 185s so I don't know for sure how they work.

    Joe

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    I don't think they're worth the time or effort. I'd rather just have a machine that is zig zag capable or uses cams. Just my two cents:>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I don't think they're worth the time or effort. I'd rather just have a machine that is zig zag capable or uses cams. Just my two cents:>
    And ... with that I agree. I just keep the ones I have for my gadget collection.

    Joe

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    Well I agree its a hassle but what if I am stuck in my RV this summer on a rainy day and NEED to zig zag on my portable vintage singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    Well I agree its a hassle but what if I am stuck in my RV this summer on a rainy day and NEED to zig zag on my portable vintage singer.
    Better have a lot of starch and stabilizer on hand.

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    I have had one for years, and I agree better to have a machine that has it built in or cams

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    good idea to clean and oil it to get it in top working condition.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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