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    Thank you Sunflowerzz!

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    Rach L,

    We traded into the 158-17570 and the 158-17560 last year from another QB member. The 158-17560 has been rehomed since then. Both had nearly a full set of attachments, the rest came from the LSMG and from shopgoodwill.com .

    Yeah, 7 layers of denim was a bit much. I think it would do 7 flat layers, but there were two folds in the mess and that is what gave it the problems. One of these days I'll come up with an industrial for cheap then I'll hammer that denim with ease ..... maybe.

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    Joe is correct about the different cams- My mom's Kenmore takes double thick cams, mine takes the single thick cams. Hers is at a camp in the Adirondacks for summer use so I don't know the model #, and mine is out in the car and it's too darn cold to go get it! If you look at Joe's great pictures you'll see the difference in the green cam thickness in the ones in the center row.
    Last edited by Monroe; 01-25-2014 at 10:43 PM.

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    Thanks for clarifying Monroe! I appreciate it. I'll make sure that if I do ever end up buying more cams, I'll have to be certain they fit my model. Although, I will note, that my machine's cams are both single and double thick. This is so confusing!

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    Actually my Mom's uses both thicknesses of the top hat or high hat cams. Mine only uses the single thickness ones. I'm looking at a Kenmore tomorrow to possibly use for replacement parts for one of mine. Not sure of the model #. It might have attachments I don't need that could fit yours. That's one of the nice things about Kenmores- lots of attachments and parts still readily available.

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    Hey, if that's the case, I'll take you up on that offer! Thanks!

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    Congrats on your great find!
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    Does anyone have an opinion about Kenmore 1120 and 1217 machines? I'm not interested in any with plastic gears.

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    I also have one of those Kenmore 1703-but paid a bit more $75 in cabinet, it also needed a new belt, but it's worth every penny I paid. It is a workhorse, and sews so nice.

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    This is a great deal! Congratulations... Even though I don't have room in my house, this would have been tough to resist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rach L. View Post
    I wonder what happened to 1, 2, 3, 6, etc.?
    There are some lower numbered cams that don't belong to your set because they were for older machines that didn't have any built-in stitches. For example, there's a cam for blind hems & multi-step zigzag.

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    Kenmore cams- 158-1756

    Quote Originally Posted by Rach L. View Post
    Hey, if that's the case, I'll take you up on that offer! Thanks!
    The Kenmore turned out to be a 158-1756 with the just same basic set of sage green cams shown in Joe's picture. I think you already have those. The reverse lever is broken off deep inside- it's silver painted plastic! Got it anyway as I needed the cover plates and feet. On 1 of my Kenmores someone had overtightened the bobbin coverplate screws too much and the tapered screw hole had worn through. I use these for my sister's church sewing group. Tough, solid metal (except for that reverse switch), practical, and not intimidating for older folks with computer fears.

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    Shes' a beauty...

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