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What machine (NOT Bernina) has knee lift?

What machine (NOT Bernina) has knee lift?

Old 02-15-2017, 01:50 PM
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Default 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. ;-)
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:26 PM
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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.
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Elna supermatics have one.
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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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by costumegirl View Post
Elna supermatics have one.
The old green machines have a knee controller to run the machine but they do not lift the pressure foot.
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What is a "semi-industrial"?? I thought those Juki machines were marketed to quilters.



Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
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.
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I have several Brother machines have that knee lifts. I love Brothers.
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Janome 6500, 6600 and several others. They also have up down needle and auto thread cutter. Nice!
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RotaryQueen is asking about vintage machines.

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