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-   -   What machine (NOT Bernina) has knee lift? (https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/what-machine-not-bernina-has-knee-lift-t286117.html)

RotaryQueen 02-15-2017 01:50 PM

What machine (NOT Bernina) has knee lift?
 
Yes, I have VSM hoarding disorder. I intend to get treatment. Next week.

I am intrigued by the idea of having a knee lifter for the presser foot, and a needle up/down. But, after being WAY outbid on two vintage Berninas, I am wondering if there are other good, vintage machines with those features? Something I could conceivably get without paying an arm and a leg. I have a lovely looking Viking coming, did any good vintage vikings come with knee lift? I could see myself getting into the viking mystique (I love rotary machines, after all) but have given up on the Bernina cult. ;-)

cashs_mom 02-15-2017 03:26 PM

I don't know that much about other machines with presser foot knee lifts, but having had 2 recent Berninas and one older one, I can tell you that they for the price they do for a reason. They really last.

costumegirl 02-15-2017 04:06 PM

Elna supermatics have one.

J3General 02-15-2017 04:40 PM

It's a straight stitch only, but a vintage Singer 1200-1 has a knee lift mechanism incorporated into what is essentially a Singer 201-2 in its industrial - style table.

quiltedsunshine 02-15-2017 09:07 PM

I don't know what your price range is, but a Juki 98e or 98Q have a knee lift and needle up/down. It's a semi-industrial that just does a straight-stitch. It also has a rotary hook.

miriam 02-16-2017 04:41 AM


Originally Posted by costumegirl (Post 7765344)
Elna supermatics have one.

The old green machines have a knee controller to run the machine but they do not lift the pressure foot.

Wintersewer 02-16-2017 05:49 AM

What is a "semi-industrial"?? I thought those Juki machines were marketed to quilters.




Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine (Post 7765496)
I don't know what your price range is, but a Juki 98e or 98Q have a knee lift and needle up/down. It's a semi-industrial that just does a straight-stitch. It also has a rotary hook.


JudyG 02-16-2017 06:52 AM

I have several Brother machines have that knee lifts. I love Brothers.

Annaquilts 02-16-2017 07:58 AM

Janome 6500, 6600 and several others. They also have up down needle and auto thread cutter. Nice!

Wintersewer 02-16-2017 08:42 AM

RotaryQueen is asking about vintage machines.


Originally Posted by Annaquilts (Post 7765726)
Janome 6500, 6600 and several others. They also have up down needle and auto thread cutter. Nice!



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