Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main > For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
Husqvarna 19e ( automatic, viking & zig-zag ) questions / reviews / tips >

Husqvarna 19e ( automatic, viking & zig-zag ) questions / reviews / tips

Husqvarna 19e ( automatic, viking & zig-zag ) questions / reviews / tips

Old 09-22-2019, 05:08 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
hobbyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 6
Lightbulb Husqvarna 19e ( automatic, viking & zig-zag ) questions / reviews / tips

hello husqvarna lovers and enthusiasts ,
im interested in this machine, and going to buy one, and would like to ask you to share your kind knowlege and experiences with ( automatic, viking & zig-zag ) pros and cons.
any upgrades , hacks of these machines are welcome. ( walking foot, twin nedle etc. )
if you like you can post a picture of any interesting work youve done with it.
thank you kindly!
george

Last edited by hobbyman; 09-22-2019 at 05:16 AM. Reason: remove comments on moderation
hobbyman is offline  
Old 09-22-2019, 06:22 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 74
Default

Here is a video series all about the Husqvarna 19e.
https://youtu.be/mRb9OiaEiuk
No music on this one Leon.
Dressmaker is offline  
Old 09-22-2019, 07:24 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,869
Default

There are generic, easy to find walking feet for the old Husqvarnas. You can some times find old Husqvarna branded attachments too, but they usually require a bit of search and patience to find. I think they recommend you not to disassemble the bobbin case completely on your own, if I remember correctly it requires special tools to get it back in place correctly; so clean and lubricate around the parts best you can. I think the top of the free arm comes off with a few screws. I can't remember about twin needles, but I think both model 19 and 21 takes them. I know the later models with much the same rotary bobbin case do.

The only tedious thing I remember with this model can be the reverse button. It's a combo push-turn botton, and if it's frozen it needs repetitive applications of oil in the back, oil, push, turn, oil, push, turn, test sew, ... In the worst of case it can take a few days with special attention and a good oil to get the parts shifting smoothly. It's not difficult and long as you are aware of it, only a bit time consuming. If it's stuck in reverse, lubrication and freeing up parts are the solution.

The motor is strong and fast, especially compared to many modern machines. The motor belt is easy to sort out, if you are lucky, the machine has the two gear pulley. DIY service isn't as easy as with the old straight stitchers, but there are expert help to be found on the web and they usually clean up fine
Mickey2 is offline  
Old 09-22-2019, 08:08 AM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
hobbyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 6
Default

thank you very much for your contribution!
of course, ill continue searching...
sometimes its a bit confusing, when i see differences between two identically branded machines like these "19e viking" ones ( see below)
btw, i own only manual of "19e zig-zag" version, but i like to learn about the other two.

Last edited by QuiltnNan; 09-22-2019 at 10:27 AM. Reason: remove copyright pic, should have used link
hobbyman is offline  
Old 09-22-2019, 08:30 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
leonf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: near Topeka kansas
Posts: 3,166
Default

husqvarna-head-b.jpg My Husky is a bit older. Still looking for a bobbin to fit this industrial . I had no sound at all till I remembered I had my speakers unplugged.
leonf is offline  
Old 09-22-2019, 12:09 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,869
Default

This one might fit your industrial husky leonf, but it needs further verification (I'm assuming it takes a Singer model 96 bobbin case).

All Husqvarna machines were made in Sweden. For some reason they went under the Viking brand in the US, I'm not sure why, and as far as I know the difference is only in the name.
Mickey2 is offline  
Old 09-23-2019, 04:31 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
luvstoquilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yorkville, IL
Posts: 6,855
Default

I just bought that machine at an estate sale. She is at my favorite machine shop getting a cleaning and I am just impatiently waiting for her to come home. Dressmaker, thanks for the video. I just watched it and now I am really excited to bring her home. I name all of my machines and she is Mrs. Green after my wonderful late friend, Barry Green who would have loved her!

Last edited by luvstoquilt; 09-23-2019 at 04:34 AM.
luvstoquilt is offline  
Old 09-23-2019, 07:09 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
leonf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: near Topeka kansas
Posts: 3,166
Default

Thanks Mickey2, but the 96 bobbin cases don't work.
leonf is offline  
Old 09-23-2019, 08:59 AM
  #9  
Member
Thread Starter
 
hobbyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 6
Default

Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
I just bought that machine at an estate sale. She is at my favorite machine shop getting a cleaning and I am just impatiently waiting for her to come home. Dressmaker, thanks for the video. I just watched it and now I am really excited to bring her home. I name all of my machines and she is Mrs. Green after my wonderful late friend, Barry Green who would have loved her!
congratulations to your 19e! ive been waiting patiently for the right one for me:-)
best of luck with your work with this beautiful sewing machine!
btw, which one did you get ? automatic, viking or zig-zag?
hobbyman is offline  
Old 09-24-2019, 03:48 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
luvstoquilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yorkville, IL
Posts: 6,855
Default

Originally Posted by hobbyman View Post
congratulations to your 19e! ive been waiting patiently for the right one for me:-)
best of luck with your work with this beautiful sewing machine!
btw, which one did you get ? automatic, viking or zig-zag?
Viking. I am going after her today!
luvstoquilt is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tank
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
7
09-24-2019 08:13 AM
Mayer74
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
5
09-21-2019 12:41 PM
RotaryQueen
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
7
05-10-2018 05:29 AM
Mrs. SewNSew
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
21
03-15-2014 06:57 PM
zennia
Links and Resources
5
01-15-2014 11:32 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.