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Sewing Cabinet Hardware | Sewing Machine Lift Mechanism


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We have them in stock and ready to ship!

This is the same German-made Rudersberg lift that is used in our Amish built sewing cabinets. 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 lift allows the sewing machine to be lowered into a sewing cabinet when it’s not in use.

Quiet airlift mechanism uses no springs and is rated for machines up to 50 lbs up to 14-1/2″ tall.  If you need a 60 lb lift that will handle the next generation extra tall up to 15″ sewing machines like the Bernina 7 series machines CLICK HERE for our Extra Tall Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Air Lift

Two positions at the top levels allow the machine sewing bed to come up level with the cabinet top, or be lifted up to the tabletop height to use with add-on attachments such as embroidery heads.

Push down operation releases the lift. 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.

The pictures of the lift installed in the cabinets show an additional hook catch that held the lever over in the locked position.  This catch is no longer used on the newer lifts.

The maximum sewing machine height will be 19-1/4” 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 14-3/4”.

The minimum size clearance hole at the top will be 12-1/2” 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.

For replacing an existing lift the mounting holes are spaced 8″ center to center horizontally and 21″ centered top to the bottom.

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) Sewing cabinet and clear template pictured for visual information on how the lift works and is also (Not Included).

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.

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

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