Wednesday 1 May 2013
Dropping the Feed Dogs on the Singer 201K
Last night I tipped back the 201K treadle to drop the feed dogs. This is the only machine I have on which I can do this.
This screw is at the front underneath the machine. It took me a good five minutes to turn it because of the sticky oil deposit gumming it up. This is the only part of this machine that had this problem, so I can only assume that the previous owner or owners were not keen feed dog droppers. This screw is now wrapped up in a fat scarf of cotton wool soaked in paraffin to get the sticky muck off.
The lever in the foreground has been moved down so that the screw now goes into the upper hole. When I want to raise the feed dogs again all I need to do is loosen the screw, push the lever up and tighten it up again with the screw going into the lower hole.
I am going to see if I can get better results from the buttonholer with the feed dogs dropped - I hope I can.
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