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Step 4– Fixing the plunger supports in place

The plunger is supported by a piece bit of cast aluminium that is sprung and moves back and forth on a pivot (it does this so the machine can sew zig-zag stitches).  We need to fix it solidly in place so that when we are making curves with the saw, and applying twisty forces, it doesn’t move all over the place. 

Again some JB Weld or similar epoxy putty will do the job nicely (whilst also adding a bit of strength).

Take the spring mechanism out and make sure the plunger is dead centre over where your ‘feed dog blade retainer’ is.

 

With the plunger in place we can attach the blade using the same fitting as the needle used to.
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