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1. Slide the two hinges into the machine head.
They fit in the two holes on the back of the machine on the bed.
Set the machine over the cut out on the table. See that the hinges set into the rubber mounts.

2. Tap the rest pin into the hole in the table behind the machine head
so that the machine can rest on the pin when it is tilted back.
Tilt the machine back on its hinges so it rests on the rest pin.

3. Slip the belt over the pulley on the motor, up through the cut out in the table, and over the handwheel.
Pull the machine head forward into the normal upright position.

4. Pick up the bobbin winder and observe its operation by snapping it forward (winding position),
and back (off position). Leave it in off posinion.
Place bobbin winder in front of belt so the bobbin winder wheel barely touches belt.
Attach it to table with two screws.
Snap bobbin winder forward and observe that it presses tightly against belt. Snap it back to off position.

5. Remove mounting nuts for light and run cord through top of table, and mount to table with nuts.
Install plug to cord and plug into back of motor. Screw light into socket.
Straighten socket first if needed by lightly bending it.

6. Attach thread stand base table.

7. Slide bracket that supports thread cones over pole and tighten.
Attach the two pins that the cones go over so that they come straight up from the bracket.
Slide the disks for the base of the cones over the pins. Slide the plastic cone supports over the pins.

8. Thread the upper thread stand pole onto the lower thread stand pole.
Attach the thread guides (bent wire arm with loop at end) to the top directly over the cone holders.

9. Adjust the knee lifter so that it is comfortable for your use.
Adjust the pedal angle so that it is comfortable for your ankle.
Adjust the wing nut on the right of the clutch arm under the motor so the arm gives the desired amount
of pedal pressure. Use enough pressure to return the pedal to off position when you remove your foot.

Clean and oil machine upon receipt as the book shows.

To Oil the machine: Follow the printed oil points diagrams. In addition, do the following:
take the front cover off and any back or top covers. Remove the thread from the needle.
Turn the handwheel over in its normal direction of rotation while watching all movable components.
Put a drop of oil at every point where two components come into movable contact with one another.
This includes under the bed. Secondly, visualize where all bushings are that support the shafts.
There will be oil holes in parts of the casting that allow oil to bushings that support the shafts.

The following oil points are critical:

Hook race. The hook rotates but the bobbin case is positioned relative in one spot.
A drop of oil where the bobbin case rests on the rotary hook each time the bobbin is changed
would be best, but at least every 4 hours minimum.

Needle bar. The needle bar is supported in a frame. Keep well oiled.

The following points of operation should be observed.

Turn the handwheel only in the direction of operation.

Do not have the v-belt tension tight, it is not necessary.
A loose tension will allow the motor to have a good degree of speed control.
The sides of the v-belt are what drive the pulley.
A tight belt is for factory use and makes the machine start fast.

Withdraw material only after you have moved the handwheel enough
to bring the thread take up lever to its top position and just beginning its downward stroke.
This will release the thread tension.

Do not sew unless material is between the needle and needle plate or the machine may jam.

Do not sew before or after the edge of the material or the machine may jam.

If you run the machine without material, unthread needle and bobbin.

You must hold the needle thread taut as you take your first stitch or the thread may jam.

Needles: The needle must be inserted all the way up before tightening it.
It must be aligned within 5 degrees of correct position.
The correct position is with the scarf (small cut out just above needle eye) facing the right.
The long groove will be facing the left.
Threads with an unusual twist may require a rotation of the needle position from normal,
in order to form a correctly positioned loop for the hook to pick up.
The correct needle system is 135x17 or 135x16 if using a leather point.
Any size needle may be used.
The size hole in the feed dog and in the center foot must correspond to the chosen needle size.
Your stock plate will work with sizes 18 to 24, best with sizes 20, 21, 22, and 23.
Any needle size used must be large enough to not deflect while driven through the material. A too small needle that deflects can deflect away from the hook causing missed stitches, will come out staggered on the bottom side, can bend and break, can put nicks in the feed dog or hook that will cut the thread during sewing, and can cause other problems.

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Mark Rofini

Telephone: 503-759-4373


This page last updated January 21, 2016

E-mail: mrofini@industrialsewmachine.com

Molalla, OR 97038 USA