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Pfaff hobbylock 794


I have a very old model of a PFAFF hobbylock 794 overlocker and lost the Manual. I cant change the needles.


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  • jbanana Apr 24, 2008

    i can't keep the needle in the machine. It keeps falling out. HELP!

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the anklet is a part above the presser foot



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The needles are changed by inserted the hex wrench into what looks to be holes on the front and left side where the needles go into the machine.I'm not sure what size the hex wrench is but it's pretty small. From the manual,
"Removing Needle: Unplug the machine. Turn the handwheel counterclockwise to raise the needle bar to its highest position. Loosen the needle clamp with the allen wrench and pull the needle out." and
"Inserting needle: When the neddle bar is at the highest position, insert a new needle in the needle holder, making sure that the groove of the needle faces you. Push the needle as far up as it will go and tighten the needle clamp screw." "Removing Needle: Unplug the machine. Turn the handwheel counterclockwise to raise the needle bar to its highest position. Loosen the needle clamp with the allen wrench and pull the needle out."

The machine takes DB x 1, or 1738 needles, and a size 14 needle is recommended.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • zimmermc May 25, 2011

    I too, cannot find my manual for my Pfaff 794. I need to make "neckerchiefs" for my brother's boyscout troop. A regular serged edge isn't doing the job. The stitches need to be closer together and I think I may not need both needles. I also think I may need to change the foot. Can you please tell me the settings to accomplish this? Thanks! Cheryl :)



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