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I recently bought a Singer 132B7, which I believe is similar to the 132K6 (if anyone knows the difference I would like to know). I am looking for a manual for basic maintenance, use and repairs. I have managed to find a parts manual, but was hoping to find more.

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Anne

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I recently bought a Singer 132B7, which I believe is similar to the 132K6 (if anyone knows the difference I would like to know). I am looking for a manual for basic maintenance, use and repairs. I have managed to find a parts manual, but was hoping to find more.

Regards

Anne

I'll have a hunt around at work tomorrow to see if I can dig up a K6 manual

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I'll have a hunt around at work tomorrow to see if I can dig up a K6 manual

I have been looking for a manual for the 132k6 myself and would be quite willing to pay a reasonable price for an original or copy.

I am a retired sewing machine dealer. Started as an apprentice mechanic in 1942 and have experience on many types of machines, industrial and domestic. The first machines I worked on were the 31k15, 81k3, 111w 138w etc. which were quite modern then. As it was during WW2 it was very difficult obtaining parts (even needles) so we had to really ' make do and mend'

I have a lot of manuals and reference material collected over the years and hope to contribute to your site.

Dandybob

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I recently bought a Singer 132B7, which I believe is similar to the 132K6 (if anyone knows the difference I would like to know). I am looking for a manual for basic maintenance, use and repairs. I have managed to find a parts manual, but was hoping to find more.

Regards

Anne

I have a Singer 132k6.

Have had it for about 3 years. In my shop it is the heavy machine in the group. as a tailor I don't have much call for machines of this type but I enjoy having the ability of stitching heavy stuff.

needless to say the 123k6 sits for long periods of time. most of my regular clients know I have it and it sees and hour or two a week.

When I bought it there was a stitch length issue with it and it had to go back to see the mechanic. My relationship with my supplier is very friendly and if I need to learn something they tend to be vary helpful. anyway, he showed me how to lock down the stitch length adjuster so it will not move. that was fine up until 3 weeks ago when a client requested a shorter stitch.

I gladly adjusted the fastener that locks up the system and got to the job at hand only find that the adjustment didn't hold and that I was the owner of a new belt... lol

After the new belt acquisition processes I spoke with my client and we decides to get out the tools for a second time. now using scrap we tried again to find out I'm not as well versed at sewing machine maintenance as I had thought.

so my quest for a singer132k6 service manual began. I found a few parts manuals but the service manual STILL alludes me! Turns out Singer never wrote one. and after looking over the parts manual it is a simple list with photos. Not an exploded view. at least with an exploded view I could see if my mechanism was missing a part etc. so I called singer.....

the Folks at Singer were vary nice and help full. With the serial number they told me my machine was born on Oct.12 1943 in Scotland in the Kabul factory (67 +years old!!! that baby still runs)

what did I learn from this info? well there was a diffrent mesurement standard in use then called the "British standard" or BS for short no wonder they converted to metric. understaqnd that I have many tools and none fit properly What is needed is a 7.5mm end wrench to hold the nut that locks the mecinsum. Making things worse the other end of the fastener is a flat head screwdriver on a 90. A BS flathead slot.... Snap on man here I come....guess what? snap on no longer make BS tools. After some begging I contacted a gent in the industrial tood department and they are making a custom 7.5 mm box end for me. I figure my machine is missing a lock washer. lol I have to laugh because no standard washers fit. Custom lock washer custom tools and she LIVES Again.

Your results may vary. I wish you well,

Al Bane

this was a fun read http://www.singerco.com/company/history.html

Singer Sewing Company

1224 Heil Quaker Blvd.

P.O. Box 7017

LaVergne, TN 37086

Customer Service: 1-800-4-SINGER

Customer Service Fax: (615) 213-0994

http://www.sew-europe.co.uk/132k5.htm

http://homeappliance.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/singer/132k6.html

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I have a Singer 132k6.

Have had it for about 3 years. In my shop it is the heavy machine in the group. as a tailor I don't have much call for machines of this type but I enjoy having the ability of stitching heavy stuff.

needless to say the 123k6 sits for long periods of time. most of my regular clients know I have it and it sees and hour or two a week.

When I bought it there was a stitch length issue with it and it had to go back to see the mechanic. My relationship with my supplier is very friendly and if I need to learn something they tend to be vary helpful. anyway, he showed me how to lock down the stitch length adjuster so it will not move. that was fine up until 3 weeks ago when a client requested a shorter stitch.

I gladly adjusted the fastener that locks up the system and got to the job at hand only find that the adjustment didn't hold and that I was the owner of a new belt... lol

After the new belt acquisition processes I spoke with my client and we decides to get out the tools for a second time. now using scrap we tried again to find out I'm not as well versed at sewing machine maintenance as I had thought.

so my quest for a singer132k6 service manual began. I found a few parts manuals but the service manual STILL alludes me! Turns out Singer never wrote one. and after looking over the parts manual it is a simple list with photos. Not an exploded view. at least with an exploded view I could see if my mechanism was missing a part etc. so I called singer.....

the Folks at Singer were vary nice and help full. With the serial number they told me my machine was born on Oct.12 1943 in Scotland in the Kabul factory (67 +years old!!! that baby still runs)

what did I learn from this info? well there was a diffrent mesurement standard in use then called the "British standard" or BS for short no wonder they converted to metric. understaqnd that I have many tools and none fit properly What is needed is a 7.5mm end wrench to hold the nut that locks the mecinsum. Making things worse the other end of the fastener is a flat head screwdriver on a 90. A BS flathead slot.... Snap on man here I come....guess what? snap on no longer make BS tools. After some begging I contacted a gent in the industrial tood department and they are making a custom 7.5 mm box end for me. I figure my machine is missing a lock washer. lol I have to laugh because no standard washers fit. Custom lock washer custom tools and she LIVES Again.

Your results may vary. I wish you well,

Al Bane

this was a fun read http://www.singerco....ny/history.html

Singer Sewing Company

1224 Heil Quaker Blvd.

P.O. Box 7017

LaVergne, TN 37086

Customer Service: 1-800-4-SINGER

Customer Service Fax: (615) 213-0994

http://www.sew-europe.co.uk/132k5.htm

http://homeappliance...nger/132k6.html

Al,

You say you hav a 132k6 but no instruction manual. Looking through various post in this and other forums it would seem that none are available, only parts manuals for this machine. Can I ask you if you would be good enough to take some close up photo's of the side of the machine showing the walking foot mechanism with the foot up and down.and send them to my email address r.djenkins@btinternet.com I will then make an instruction page for it. and make it available to others.

Bob Jenkins

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HI, I realise I'm replying to an old post, however I have some new info since I read it some time ago. Yes most people say that Singer never made a user manual for the 132K6 or the 45K, however they did, but they are rare. I have an original of both, the K6 I have on disk and can send anyone a copy free of charge if they want one. It doesn't matter how many googel searches you do you'll never find this manual, though I have given it to a few friends and clients so I guess it will start to circulater soon. They also did cardboard cards with some brief info. Be aware though that the manuals are quite small and really dont tell you a lot. I think its more the nice feeling of having one. Regards Steve

HI, I realise I'm replying to an old post, however I have some new info since I read it some time ago. Yes most people say that Singer never made a user manual for the 132K6 or the 45K, however they did, but they are rare. I have an original of both, the K6 I have on disk and can send anyone a copy free of charge if they want one. It doesn't matter how many googel searches you do you'll never find this manual, though I have given it to a few friends and clients so I guess it will start to circulater soon. They also did cardboard cards with some brief info. Be aware though that the manuals are quite small and really dont tell you a lot. I think its more the nice feeling of having one. Regards Steve

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HI, I realise I'm replying to an old post, however I have some new info since I read it some time ago. Yes most people say that Singer never made a user manual for the 132K6 or the 45K, however they did, but they are rare. I have an original of both, the K6 I have on disk and can send anyone a copy free of charge if they want one. It doesn't matter how many googel searches you do you'll never find this manual, though I have given it to a few friends and clients so I guess it will start to circulater soon. They also did cardboard cards with some brief info. Be aware though that the manuals are quite small and really dont tell you a lot. I think its more the nice feeling of having one. Regards Steve

May I suggest that you contact www.ismacs.net and offer the PDF files to them? I know they have a database that they would store it and make it available to the public. That way it would be searchable and save you time emailing everyone who wants one.

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hi singermania, no idea how forums work really and i am very new on here.........would love to see instruction manual for 132k6 that i have inherited....its a bit dilapadated but i think she has a future again....samroddick@btopenworld.com........thanks in anticipation....

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Hi, I was just reading this older thread and wondered if anyone did find a copy of the singer 132 K6 service manual that I could get a copy from?

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"the Folks at Singer were vary nice and help full. With the serial number they told me my machine was born on Oct.12 1943 in Scotland in the Kabul factory (67 +years old!!! that baby still runs)"

its was the Killbowie factory in Glasgow.http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/1592

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Hi Folks

Have you tried this; Leather Sewing Machines on this thread ,look at topic "Singer 133k Info wanted", posted by Constabulary. Scroll down and 132 manual can be found in PDF. I think you may find what you are looking for.

Good Luck

Leo

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I have a collection of old manuals including the 132K6, 45K flat and cylinder arms models and the Singer 133K series, if you need one foc I can email to you, write to me at stevebonnett@dodo.com.au Sorry for not replying earlier as my internet has not been working. regards Steve

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On 26 July 2012 at 4:03 PM, Singermania said:

HI, I realise I'm replying to an old post, however I have some new info since I read it some time ago. Yes most people say that Singer never made a user manual for the 132K6 or the 45K, however they did, but they are rare. I have an original of both, the K6 I have on disk and can send anyone a copy free of charge if they want one. It doesn't matter how many googel searches you do you'll never find this manual, though I have given it to a few friends and clients so I guess it will start to circulater soon. They also did cardboard cards with some brief info. Be aware though that the manuals are quite small and really dont tell you a lot. I think its more the nice feeling of having one. Regards Steve

HI, I realise I'm replying to an old post, however I have some new info since I read it some time ago. Yes most people say that Singer never made a user manual for the 132K6 or the 45K, however they did, but they are rare. I have an original of both, the K6 I have on disk and can send anyone a copy free of charge if they want one. It doesn't matter how many googel searches you do you'll never find this manual, though I have given it to a few friends and clients so I guess it will start to circulater soon. They also did cardboard cards with some brief info. Be aware though that the manuals are quite small and really dont tell you a lot. I think its more the nice feeling of having one. Regards Steve

I have just got myself a 132k6 and am learning how to operate it. I would be greatful if you could send me a copy Steve. It have a bigger motor on it than it should have so it is very fast. I am getting a smaller pully to put on the motor so it's not as fast. The smallest the sewing machine shop guy said he could sell me is a 50mm. It has a 75mm on it at the moment. I need to learn to change stitch lengeth and what a few things are for so I'm hoping the user manual will help with that. 

Thanks. :) 

Regards,                                    Sonia. 

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If it is too fast for you I recommend buying a servo motor for it.

That is what I did with mine and it makes a world of difference

Singer 132K Manual.pdf

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On 21 January 2016 at 6:11 PM, herme said:

Hi, I was just reading this older thread and wondered if anyone did find a copy of the singer 132 K6 service manual that I could get a copy from?

file:///Users/macbookpro/Desktop/Singer%20132K%20Manual.pdf

Some kind person put this on here for me so happy to share. :)

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On 22 April 2016 at 5:45 PM, Chain said:

If it is too fast for you I recommend buying a servo motor for it.

That is what I did with mine and it makes a world of difference

Singer 132K Manual.pdf

Thanks heaps for the manual and can you tell me anything more about the servo motor? Where could I get one and how much are they?

Thanks again :)

 

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A servo motor will replace your current clutch motor and slow it down to a crawl.

It makes it a lot more manageable for me.

I see your in Tassie?

I think a member here Darren Paul Brosowski  should be able to help you out or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/aussieleathercrafters/ and ask over there

 

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On 22 April 2016 at 5:45 PM, Chain said:

If it is too fast for you I recommend buying a servo motor for it.

That is what I did with mine and it makes a world of difference

Singer 132K Manual.pdf

I now have a verve motor in my machine and it is great, I am still learning how it works but have the basics and it is fantastic. :) I got it from Stewarts sewing centre in Devonport. I am having issues with the timing and have searched the net for some clear help to correct the timing. Do you know of any good links to set the timing for these machines?

Thanks

Sonia :)

 

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try here: 

 

 

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El 26/7/2012 a las 1:03, Singermania dijo:

Hola, me doy cuenta de que estoy respondiendo a una publicación anterior, sin embargo tengo una nueva información desde la última vez. Sí, la mayoría de la gente dice que el cantante nunca hizo un manual de usuario para el 132K6 o el 45K, como hicieron, pero son raros. Tengo un original de ambos, el libro que tengo en la discoteca y puedo enviar una copia a cualquier persona sin cargo si así lo desea. No importa cuántas búsquedas de Google hagas, nunca se encuentra en este manual, aunque se ha dado a algunos amigos y clientes, así que supongo que pronto habrá una circular. También hicieron tarjetas de cartón con alguna información breve. Tenga en cuenta que los manuales son bastante pequeños y realmente no le dicen mucho.Creo que es más agradable que tener uno. Saludos steve

Hola, me doy cuenta de que estoy respondiendo a una publicación anterior, sin embargo tengo una nueva información desde la última vez. Sí, la mayoría de la gente dice que el cantante nunca hizo un manual de usuario para el 132K6 o el 45K, como hicieron, pero son raros. Tengo un original de ambos, el libro que tengo en la discoteca y puedo enviar una copia a cualquier persona sin cargo si así lo desea. No importa cuántas búsquedas de Google hagas, nunca se encuentra en este manual, aunque se ha dado a algunos amigos y clientes, así que supongo que pronto habrá una circular. También hicieron tarjetas de cartón con alguna información breve. Tenga en cuenta que los manuales son bastante pequeños y realmente no le dicen mucho.Creo que es más agradable que tener uno. Saludos steve

here my mail. please share a copy.  recently i bought one.hola te dejo mi correo erik_fuentes@hotmail .com  recientemente compre una

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Fuentes..here it is again..  click to download../ .. aquí está de nuevo..click para descargar

https://leatherworker.net/forum/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=115080

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