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Rich1955

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01-17-2021 03:16 PM

I am trying to design a sewing machine cabinet for my daughter and was wondering if anyone can give me any insight on a sewing machine lift. I’ve looked at reviews online and their all over the place.
Good and bad reviews seem to be even. Any suggestion or comments?

-- Rich


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#1 posted 01-17-2021 04:23 PM

Buy an old Singer and scavenge the lift.

Rockler makes an appliance lift.

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#2 posted 01-17-2021 06:27 PM

I bought the Rockler lift a number of years ago to construct a cabinet for my late wife. Very high quality and worked well. Pretty expensive but worth it to me. Not sure but I think it was made in Germany. It was sold several years ago so I can’t attest to long term durability.

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#3 posted 01-17-2021 07:43 PM

I also bought the Rockler lift, probably over 20 years ago. It still works today, but bear in mind it doesn’t see heavy use. The ones I see at Rockler now may be a different kind, but the one I bought has done well. Wood magazine published aplan for a sewign machine cabinet in 1997 and I built it sometime in the late 90s.

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Rich1955

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 10:51 PM



I bought the Rockler lift a number of years ago to construct a cabinet for my late wife. Very high quality and worked well. Pretty expensive but worth it to me. Not sure but I think it was made in Germany. It was sold several years ago so I can t attest to long term durability.

- tnwood

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to check that one out.

-- Rich

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Rich1955

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#5 posted 01-17-2021 10:52 PM



I also bought the Rockler lift, probably over 20 years ago. It still works today, but bear in mind it doesn t see heavy use. The ones I see at Rockler now may be a different kind, but the one I bought has done well. Wood magazine published aplan for a sewign machine cabinet in 1997 and I built it sometime in the late 90s.

- Fred Hargis

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to check that one out.

-- Rich

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#6 posted 01-18-2021 11:20 PM

Like the rest I got the Rockler lift for my Wife’s Sewing cabinet over 20 years ago and it’s still going strong.

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Rich1955

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#7 posted 01-19-2021 01:16 AM



Like the rest I got the Rockler lift for my Wife s Sewing cabinet over 20 years ago and it s still going strong.

- BurlyBob

THanks for the info, seems like the one from Rockler is the way to go.

-- Rich

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#8 posted 01-19-2021 03:00 AM

They did offer two numbers on those lifts( I haven’t checked lately). One is the lift. The other the same lift with soft close shocks. Be aware if you purchase. Some online ads had listed the price for the cheaper no shock, but had the more expensive lift shown in the ads. Go by the lift model number, not the picture. They may or may not have this taken care of, by now.

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#9 posted 01-19-2021 04:43 AM

I used the Rockler, never looked back. My wife useless it frequently, works like a charm

-- Ken

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Rich1955

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#10 posted 01-19-2021 02:17 PM



They did offer two numbers on those lifts( I haven t checked lately). One is the lift. The other the same lift with soft close shocks. Be aware if you purchase. Some online ads had listed the price for the cheaper no shock, but had the more expensive lift shown in the ads. Go by the lift model number, not the picture. They may or may not have this taken care of, by now.

- bold1


Thios is good to know, Thanks

-- Rich

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Rich1955

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#11 posted 01-19-2021 02:18 PM



I used the Rockler, never looked back. My wife useless it frequently, works like a charm

- newwoodbutcher

Thanks

-- Rich

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#12 posted 01-19-2021 08:50 PM

also used the rockler very good lift.

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