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#112919 Apr 10, 2015

This machine does not have the knee lever showing in brochure. Is it possible for dealer to add the FHS to this machine?AB



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#112922 Apr 10, 2015

I do not see an aperture to insert one into. Connie



.This machine does not have the knee lever showing in brochure.Is it possible for dealer to add the FHS to this machine?"AB



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#112923 Apr 10, 2015

No, neither do I.. Just wondered if the .mechanics. were behind the cover so a hole could be drilled through?G>AB From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Friday, 10 April 2015 10:13 AMTo: 430 440 630 640 730Subject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 1008



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#112924 Apr 10, 2015

You could call a Bernina dealer (one who works on them as well as sells them) & ask. My local guy likes the old mechanicals, so he would know. Do you have such a person you could ask? Connie

No, neither do I. Just wondered if the .mechanics. were behind the cover so a hole could be drilled through?G>AB



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#112925 Apr 10, 2015

My old 1020 with knee lift came with one but they were optional. I remember seeing them smooth in the front with no covered up hole. I think some mechanicals between the 1020 and the 1008 had optional lifts but very few. Can't remember which, was there a 1005 maybe that had them optional?Leslie



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#112926 Apr 10, 2015

Thanks Connie - I had emailed my dealer earlier and he just repliedthat he has asked Bernina if they can supply a kit to add the FHS to1008.. I will 'wait and see'!! . It is not listed in his spare partsmanual, so I am sure it wont be possible!. I had a 930 years ago -brilliant machine - one I didnt appreciate as much then as I donowG> (ain't that the way!!G>)

ABOn 10/04/2015 1:25 PM, ConstanceAB



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#112927 Apr 10, 2015

Thanks Leslie - my dealer is awaiting a response from Bernina to seeif a kit is available to add FHS..

He also thinks I would be better swapping my 750 for a 720 - (I'mnot sure).... My sewing these days is 95% patchwork and quilting andmy patchwork pieces are getting smaller and more complicated (I lovethe challenge of more complicated blocksG>).. So a 5.5mmmachine is soooo much easier piecing for - would have to try out theFM on 720.

AB

```````````On 10/04/2015 1:41 PM,ilesliemy@... [430_440_630_640_730] wrote:My old 1020 with knee lift came with one but they wereoptional. I remember seeing them smooth in the front withno covered up hole. I think some mechanicals between the1020 and the 1008 had optional lifts but very few. Can't.remember which, was there a 1005 maybe that had themoptional?Leslie







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#112929 Apr 10, 2015

The 1008 cannot, unfortunately, be fitted with the FHS (knee lift).

Maia



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#112933 Apr 10, 2015

I will be absolutely green with envy if you get a 720. We have been told that North America is not going to get them. Like never ever. Poo.

Maybe I can be happy with a nice red 530?!

Leslie



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#112934 Apr 10, 2015

I wonder why? Just looked at the 720 on a European site and though I didn't understand a word it is 5.5mm and it embroiders! Oh well, I'm happy happy with the B750QEE.Have fun.Barbara in AR



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#112936 Apr 11, 2015

Barbara - you could import one - specially the way the $ exchange is at

the moment;-)

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Trish

-from NSW Australia> Barbara in AR



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#112938 Apr 11, 2015

Wow....the red 530 would be my #1 choice....but I understand we are not getting that here!G> Yuk! Bernina Australia never offered any 530 models at all!!....only 550.I really LOVE the metal hook and bobbin of the 5 series and earlier CB hook machines....ESPECIALLY after using plastic hook and bobbins of 750.The 720 has the same plastic hook and bobbin as other 7 series but with some modifications - not sure I want to risk another untried hook system (that's me). Despite all the hassles I have had with my 750, Its OK for most things except my smaller patchwork pieces....and I do prefer a smaller machine for piecing.Perhaps my son can bring me back a red 530 next trip to the U.S.!ABSent from my iPad

I will be absolutely green with envy if you get a 720. We have been told that North America is not going to get them. Like never ever. Poo.

Maybe I can be happy with a nice red 530?!

Leslie



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#112939 Apr 11, 2015

So if that's what happened to you all down under with no 530's I guess Bernina means it about no 720's here. So what is your voltage or all thes dual voltage now?Leslie







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#112940 Apr 11, 2015

Trisha, thanks for that link. At least I could read and understand. Looks like the 720 is a going to be a gem of a machine and it's only shortcoming would be the absence of dual feed. Have fun.Barbara in AR



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#112942 Apr 11, 2015

I don't know why autocorrect adds the 'a' on Trish. Looks like y'all get the 720 and we get the 740. Interesting.Have fun.Barbara in ART



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#112948 Apr 12, 2015

Sorry....Australia added the 530 last year. We have 2 distributors in Australia. Western Australia have their own distributor and ALL other states have to go through distributor in Sydney. I live in Sth Oz and our dealer goes through SydneyWestern Australia have always had the 530. 15 months ago WA (Western Australia) offered the 530 at an incredible sale price. I talked to my dealer about getting hold of one. He said he would support the warranty....amazing dealer. In the end cost of freight etc became prohibitive so I didn't go ahead with it.I know I wasn't the only one writing to Bernina Sydney and they eventually brought that model in.So, do you only have one distributor in US? Any other distributor you can try? We have 240 volts here. My 750 has 100-240V on back of machine so I assume it is dual voltage.Bobbin spare parts would be different from other 7 series machines. Would your dealer stand by warranty and repair for you?Keep annoying your US Bernina distributor!! It would help if there were a lot of others also making demands.The 720 doesn't have dual feed - a non issue for me, I rarely ever use dual feed. I tend to manage feeding with pressure adjustments.ABSent from my iPad

So if that's what happened to you all down under with no 530's I guess Bernina means it about no 720's here. So what is your voltage or all thes dual voltage now?Leslie



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#112949 Apr 12, 2015

Here in the USA it's Bernina of America. Guess there are different marketing strategies and voltage for different countries. I bought my first Bernina in 1976 and the second in 1983 and still both running strong. Those were the days without computer chips.Barbara in AR







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#112953 Apr 12, 2015

I have a red 530 and I love it. 5.5 mm, so nice on curves. The old CB

hook and the whole hook mechanism removable, the better to clean it. A

motor that purrs. What's not to like? And the red color is so cheerful!

Magda

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Magdalena Plewinska

Hollywood, FL, USA

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#112955 Apr 12, 2015

There's a red 530 for sale on eBay.. I gazed at it longingly.... but, I have an abundance of sewing machines to deal with before considering anything else.LOL

Rita :^) in Colo-- You haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running


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