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Changing sewing machine in cabinet

I had an old Singer that is ailing, so I got a different machine for a reasonable price. The new one is a Kenmore, and I was wondering how/if I could install it into the cabinet since the shape of the machines is different?

It wouldn't have to be in the cabinet, but can a machine built for that be able to be used on just a flat surface? It looks like the bobbin area and such would get in the way.

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    Jerry Stahl May 11, 2010

    There are 2 basic machine types, A flat bed which is the older type of machine and the Open arm, which is the latest type, is the older machine a flat bed and the new one open arm?


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Is it a flatbed or a free arm machine? Flatbeds have fixings on the back to attach them to a cabinet so they can drop down inside. A freearm doesn't. From what you say about it being a different shape I really doubt it. If your new machine is a freearm you need to use it on a flat surface-if its a flatbed and has a base you should be able to install it in a cabinet or use it on a flat surface.

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