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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff 130 and an industrial table ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff 130 and an industrial table
Mine needs more space to the left of the needle
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Date: 6/20/13 9:57 PM

Anybody put a Pfaff 130 into an industrial table? I'm considering moving mine from it's little domestic table into an industrial to allow for more room to the left of the needle, and possible attaching it to a servo motor (maybe). I've heard you can do it, but I don't know how to select the table. Do you measure the bed size and the hinge distance? Is there a table that is made to fit these? Any suggestions are welcome!

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Date: 6/20/13 11:39 PM

Consider joining the Yahoo group old pfaff forum, I remember some discussion of this in the past. You can search through messages and if you don't find the information you need, post a question.

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Date: 6/21/13 2:06 PM

Doesn't your current table have a hinged lid? A domestic machine table with flip-up lid would provide more space to the left than an industrial table.

Back to your original question - it is possible to mount a Pfaff 130 on an industrial power stand with either a clutch motor or servo motor. I have never seen an industrial table with a hole to fit a domestic machine but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You might end up buying the stand and motor and then custom building a top to fit your machine. The top to a Singer treadle machine might be an option.

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Date: 6/21/13 3:23 PM

I don't think that is going to give you very much more space to the left hand side at all. I think if you want a lot more space, you would get more by just getting two metal file cabinent, and setting a door on top of them, and sewing on that as a table even. That is way longer than those others.

Some people that might have something really big, might just even set machine on the floor, with it spread out all around them, and even sit there and sew cross legged on the floor, if only having to do that a few times too.

There would be no belt cover on it, your way, and that belt would be going around pretty fast, if you were to get your hand, shirt cuff or hair or anything caught in it, I think that would be bad news at that point. So if you do that, I think you had better figure out a belt cover for the top of machine part that is exposed on the top of the table. Particular since you would just be a lot closer to that belt, than some other machine in even using it that way, just where you would even be sitting as the machine is not very long, lengthwise at all. so maybe something else to think of too.

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Date: 6/22/13 12:50 PM

Quote: lamx
Doesn't your current table have a hinged lid? A domestic machine table with flip-up lid would provide more space to the left than an industrial table.



Back to your original question - it is possible to mount a Pfaff 130 on an industrial power stand with either a clutch motor or servo motor. I have never seen an industrial table with a hole to fit a domestic machine but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You might end up buying the stand and motor and then custom building a top to fit your machine. The top to a Singer treadle machine might be an option.



Ed

A good industrial dealer can put a domestic cabinet machine in a table, and can build a table of any reasonable size. But if you want an industrial table, get a real industrial machine. It'll work better, and be less expensive.
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Date: 6/22/13 12:51 PM

Quote: beauturbo
I don't think that is going to give you very much more space to the left hand side at all. I think if you want a lot more space, you would get more by just getting two metal file cabinent, and setting a door on top of them, and sewing on that as a table even. That is way longer than those others.



Some people that might have something really big, might just even set machine on the floor, with it spread out all around them, and even sit there and sew cross legged on the floor, if only having to do that a few times too.


None of that gives you the real advantage of a table mounted machine, which is the bed of the machine is level with the table top. Much easier to deal with large work that way, than with a table top machine, where there's a four or six inch hill the work has to climb to get to the needle.
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Date: 6/22/13 6:22 PM

I was thinking the most room to the left. You could even cut a hole in the door for it, it would be flat that way too. But if you wanted to put it into a more industrial table I'm sure you could. The cut out would not be right, as in too big, but as long as it was already in a cabinet or a case, and those had the posts on them, you could just unscrew those from that, and screw them onto the industrial table instead. Then it would still even tip backwards, (if you had a way to release the belt quick), which might be a good thing, as reaching though that little place on the top side of it, is kind of no fun to change a bobbin. Some extra empty space there, but I'm sure you could fill in with something.
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On my Pfaff 130, if I did something like that though, I also would want to make sure the machine was fastened down in there real good from the front edge of it too, and not just sitting in there loose, or on no posts as it being so small it does not weigh the same as most machines that should be in there, because of that, I would not want something/anything to be able to get caught in between the belt and that big servo motor, and have the force of those, be able to be tossing the machine up in my face or in my lap.
-- Edited on 6/22/13 6:29 PM --

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