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Date: 10/20/12 10:15 PM

I have a Pfaff Synchrotronic 1229 that I love! I inherited it, along with a Parson sewing table with hydraulic lift, from my phenomenal seamstress aunt.

However, somewhere along the way, the bolts that screw through the hydraulic base and into the bottom of the sewing machine have vanished. Does anyone know what size bolts it takes? I've tried different sizes with no match, and all the Pfaff dealer in town could tell me is that it's metric.



Anybody know the answer to this obscure question? Thank you!

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Date: 10/20/12 11:28 PM

Unfortunately my 1229 did not come with table etc. I just sit it on my work table. Maybe someone else has the hydraulic base/table set-up.

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Date: 11/8/12 10:49 AM

If the lift goes up/down it dosn't need a screw to hold in place. The only tables a machine has to be bolted into are one's where the machine will hand at 45/90 angle. If all else fails take the machine to a hardware store. Make sure to get a long bold to accomadate the dept of the wood, a couple washers and nuts.

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Date: 11/8/12 11:10 AM

Boot, I can't help with your question. You might try calling The Fabric Affair in Richardson, Texas. I bought my 1229 from them and it is still the same store owner. (972) 234-1937

I love my Pfaff 1229! I just posted a maintenance tip for the 1229 on page 258 of the Purple Haze: Pfaff Creative Love Thread, in the Sewing Machine section of the Message Board.

Do you have the 1229 instruction book? The instructions for the overlock attachment are on pages 20 and 21. Even after I bought my first serger I used that attachment to cast a finished edge on to my most delicate and fragile fabrics. I just bought a new serger this year but know that I will continue to use the overlock attachment and setting.

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Date: 11/8/12 8:36 PM

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However, somewhere along the way, the bolts that screw through the hydraulic base and into the bottom of the sewing machine have vanished. Does anyone know what size bolts it takes? I've tried different sizes with no match, and all the

Assuming they screw into the machine, just take the machine down to a real hardware store (Ace, True Value, etc.) and ask them to help find what fits it. My local Ace has had every metric fastener I've ever needed.
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Date: 11/9/12 10:35 AM

Thanks for the suggestions...I did think about taking it to a hardware store, but the machine weighs so much, I was hoping it wouldn't have to come to that!

In repy to Sew2006- I'vebeen using the machine in the table (on the lift) without bolts, but I want to issue this warning...even though it is usable that way, there is an ominous warning printed on the lift about not using the lift (ie: moving it up/down) without the machine being bolted in, and I found out why the hard way...

I had a small (3/4 size of regular machine) White machine on the lift while my Pfaff was in the shop. I raised the lift, and it sprang up fast (maybe due to the machine being lighter weight). The machine actually popped off the lift, and crashed on the floor, gouging a hole in the linoleum! As bad as that was, I was just glad my child wasn't standing there when it happened...

a7yrstitch - Thank you and I'll give them a call! Funny you should mention the overlock attachment...I just unearthed it and was excited to use it, but then realized my aforementioned child had somehow broken the presser foot needed to use with it! So...I'm debating on whether to get a replacement presser foot, along with my bolts!

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Date: 11/9/12 5:15 PM

The machines are heavy, I suppose, but you'll leave knowing you have a bolt that fits (or, however unlikely not), saving you return trips and even more aggravation. Be sure to know how long you need it to be as well.

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