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    Old 04-28-2018, 09:33 AM
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    Default Have you tried chainstitching on a 401A?

    Yes, I know it's the 600 T&Ses that the fittings are made for. But I think they will fit my 401A, and I am fascinated. by the thought of being ablable to chainstitch on a "regular" machine. But if you've already tried and failed, I won't have to find the elusive chainstitch throat plate to try it.

    Thank you in advance to all the intrepid researchers on this forum. Sure, some call us crazy, but what do they know? Exactly!

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    Old 04-28-2018, 06:17 PM
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    I sincerely doubt that it can be done. There is a 400 (411 & 431??) series that does chain stitch and from the instructions I have seen it has an extra thread guide and doesn't use a bobbin case cover. I also doubt the bobbin case cover for the 600 would work as they use different bobbins. Maybe should try it.

    I can't find my manual for 401. I guess I will have to check to see if the thread guide will work on 401. Then will have to check throat plate.


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    Old 04-29-2018, 12:42 AM
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    I found a video about it: https://youtu.be/9zbCjG7qeWw
    it's about the 401G but she explains the differences between it and the A

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    Old 04-29-2018, 03:46 AM
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    I should have researched a bit more. It looks like the 411G has a hook on the bobbin race that is absent on the 401A per post #16 of Singer 411G, Singer 401G and a Singer 401A Slant-O-Matic Singer machines It looks like page 3 of that thread might have some more info.

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    Old 04-29-2018, 03:14 PM
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    Thank you all for your help!
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