Sewing Cabinet Extra Tall Sewing Machine Air Lift
We have them in stock and ready to ship!
Extra Tall Sewing Machine Air Lift Mechanism for next-generation sewing machines weighing up to 60 Lbs. Provides 16-1/2″ travel to lower taller sewing machines like the Bernina 700 series fully down into a sewing cabinet
This is the same German-made Rudersberg lift that other suppliers are no longer able to supply. We have them in stock and ready to ship. Our Amish hardware distributor has negotiated a direct relationship with the German manufacturer to keep them supplied for the many Amish shops and others building custom sewing cabinets.
Easy to operate tap and lock lift allows the sewing machine to be lowered down into a sewing cabinet when it’s not in use and raised to either the sewing bed height or to tabletop height to use embroidery attachment heads. Adjustable set screws lockdown once the machine settings are determined. If you plan on using the lift for an additional machine simply add a block of wood the thickness needed to adjust between machines without having to readjust settings each time.
Quiet airlift mechanism uses no springs and is rated for machines up to 60 lbs.
The maximum sewing machine height will be 16-1/2 ” at the tabletop position. This will be the determining factor in the mounting and blocking placement in the construction of your cabinet. Remember to add the sewing machine base plate to the top of the lift when determining the mounting position. Most will use a ¾” thick plate the size of the machine base.
The lift will travel up to a maximum of 16-1/2”. The overall lift is 22-1/2″ tall that will fit in most 30″ tall cabinets. Will need to be mounted on at least 3/4″ blocking or solid surface. Mounting arms can mount to a 3/4″ top and bottom band board stringers. Most of the Amish add a shelf on the bottom of the lower band to set and screw the bottom angle in place.
The mounting holes are spaced 8″ center to center horizontally and 22-1/2″ centered top to the bottom.
The minimum size clearance hole at the top will be 12-3/4” W x 11-1/16” deep. Our Amish built cabinets have a hole cut around 1-1/2”- 2” larger than the machine base. A top-notch is routed around the edge to flush a ¼” Plexiglas template that is cut inside to fit over the machine base at the flatbed position.
This template provides the opportunity to upgrade or use different machines and templates in the same cabinet without ever having to enlarge the hole.
Attaches with six #8 wood screws for installation. (Not Included)
We also carry the shorter sewing lift for machines needing less than 14-1/2″ space and weighing less than 50 lbs. This lift is also perfect to use as a serger lift by installing it on a pullout wall. CLICK HERE for more information on this lift.
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Please note: It is very difficult to manufacture a universal sewing lift for all the different weights of sewing machines. The stated capacity is the maximum weight that should be used on the lift. If you use a lighter weight machine it may require a little more effort to push the machine down into storage position, but it should come up quite easily. If it is a heavy machine it will be easier to lower but you may need to assist the lift to raise the machine over the last inch or two to raise on up to the sewing bed height or the tabletop height this is normal.
Cottage Craft Works has become a leader in custom made sewing cabinets. Amish handcrafted cabinets are still made just like the old fashion quality-built furniture use to be made. No particle board or press fiberboard is used in these cabinets. To see all of our sewing cabinet selection visit our main site at www.cottagecraftworks.com