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    Old 12-09-2016, 05:12 PM
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    Default Help-Using machine without base?

    I have a vintage machine that came in a carrying case with base.
    Can it be safely used without the base?
    It's clunky and pulls the fabric.
    Any tips use?
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    Old 12-09-2016, 05:48 PM
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    It can be safely used without the base, BUT, not all machines sit level when out of the base.
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    Old 12-09-2016, 06:29 PM
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    I'll double check if it sits level...thanks so much! I assumed it was fine, but I'm a "newbie" vintage machinist.
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    Old 12-09-2016, 07:57 PM
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    Not all machines can be used without some sort of base. It needs to sit level and have the legs keep the bobbin area off of whatever it's sitting on.

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    Old 12-10-2016, 03:51 AM
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    My husband makes a simple frame for my decapitated machines.
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    Old 12-10-2016, 04:50 AM
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    I've had no problem with the basic wooden cases? They are a bit clunky, but compared to todays flatbeds they are actually about the same. Freearm models alway look a bit lighter. However, I think the cabinet on my 201 makes a difference, it's so easly to guide and maneuver larger pieces of fabric on it.
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    Old 12-10-2016, 09:43 AM
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    Mickey I totally agree with you about using a cabinet. I'm always happiest using a machine in a cabinet with a knee controller. I have two favorites, a Singer cabinet for my 201-2 and 301s, and a generic cabinet set up for my Japanese machines.

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