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Attaching A Servo Motor

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I bought a new servo motor to replace my clutch one for my 111w, and it seems the motor has three bolt holes, while my old GE motor had four. It won't fit on that singer plate the GE was on... Am I missing something? Do I need to drill holes through the table top? I hope not....

What have you guys used to fix this?

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Drill new holes and put blind bolts in the old ones as a filler. All modern era motors have three mounting holes. Your Singer must be very old.

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Drill new holes and put blind bolts in the old ones as a filler. All modern era motors have three mounting holes. Your Singer must be very old.

All of my machines are very old... The plate is actually held in with screws not bolts... The motor was bolted on the plate.

The table top has no holes in it except for the belt and where the machine goes through....

I hate to drill holes in my old wood table top....

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All of my machines are very old... The plate is actually held in with screws not bolts... The motor was bolted on the plate.

The table top has no holes in it except for the belt and where the machine goes through....

I hate to drill holes in my old wood table top....

There are brackets that will attach a motor to the back rail of the table. For instance:

http://www.southstarsupply.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4894

There are other styles. If you have a good mechanic or industrial machine shop around, they may have other styles.

And a metal worker wouldn't have much trouble attaching a mounting plate to a bracke that fits your table.

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All of my machines are very old... The plate is actually held in with screws not bolts... The motor was bolted on the plate.

The table top has no holes in it except for the belt and where the machine goes through....

I hate to drill holes in my old wood table top....

Why not use big screws with bolt heads, if you don´t want to drill holes in the table ?

/ Knut

Edited by oldtimer

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thanks for the advice everyone... can some one post a pic of how close the holes are to the head and the placement on the table of what would be a new table since mine is so old?

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The best thing to do is take all the stuff off the top of your table,turn it upside down,take the new motor & line it up with the belt slot & mark it & drill from underneath,mount motor & flip table over & re-install the stuff you took off,hookup belt & have fun.

Bob

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Well I ended up turning it upside down (thanks sewmun) and drilling holes. I also had to cut out the two belt holes as they were off now. Plus I had to cut back a bit into the back belt hole so it wouldn't rub. I replaced the old leather belt with a rubber one and it's so much better to sew with it now. No more crazy speeds with that clutch... I also ended up rewiring the light too... Over all pretty happy so far.

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When all else fails, listen to Bob. He had the Singer stuff down. I have the 111w155 with the Serv-pro and love it ! Do as he says. Also the 31-15 with Serv-pro, and the Cowboy 411 w/Serv-pro.

Kevin

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Sounds like someone had an OLD J & K cluch motor replaced...and yes, that's old.

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Sounds like someone had an OLD J & K cluch motor replaced...and yes, that's old.

right on the mark... and I have two more to replace in the future too....

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Can a servo motor be attached to a Singer 29U171A machine?

Thanks

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Yes,you can by adding a piece of plywood underneath the back of the table(where the head mounts & run the motor belt to one of the pulleys underneath ,disconnect  the treadle rod off the bearing & add a piece to it to connect to the motor.

Probably won't any sense to you until you get a motor in your hand & then you should be able to figure it out .

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Thanks Bob, I haven't got the sewing machine, it's on it's way. Can you recommend a motor?

Thanks again, Tom

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