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Greist buttonholer for sale

Roger

Greist buttonholer for sale
« on: February 18, 2018, 21:22:13 PM »
Hi all,
I have a Griest buttonholer (domestic straight shank)for sale at £13 includes PnP
I’ve just clean and oiled it, so it’s moving freely, has 5 templates feed plate cover and manual.
The box top is really fragile.

These are great buttonholers put the cam in the bottom align it make sure the device is in the right phase and run it with a straight stitch same button hole every time.

Any queries let me know.

Roger
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

UttaRetch

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 21:33:18 PM »
I might be interested.  Will it work on a Singer 401?  Thanks.
What goes around comes around.

Roger

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 21:54:17 PM »
Hi UR,
Good thing you mentioned the machine, this wouldn’t be suitable for a 401 - because this buttonholer is for a straight shank and the 401 is a slant shank. Appropriate buttonholers are a bit more sparse for slant shanks. I’ll keep an eye on eBay in case I spot one.

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

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Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 22:08:20 PM »
The regular terminology is low shank versus high shank. Slant shank comes as an additonal alternative by Singer only. To be even more confusing there are a few of super high shank models too. I feel so out of line commeting on the use of this language  8) 

DementedFairy

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 09:06:58 AM »
hey @Roger
The attachment isn't working for me...any pics?
C'est moi!

Sewingsue

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 09:46:06 AM »
I have kept walking away from this thread - and then drifting back.

I have a 99 handcrank - would this work on it please?

Somewhere at the back of my mind I have the thought of one day getting a motor fitted - not even sure how possible that is.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Roger

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 11:17:18 AM »
Hi DF
I’m not sure if there’s a problem with the pic, but I’ve attached it again below - let me know if there’s still a problem.

Hi SewingSue,
This should work beautifully with a 99k. It’s the kind of machine it was designed to provide for.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

DementedFairy

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 11:22:12 AM »
Cool- if it will work on 99k, 66k or featherweight, I'll snap it up please
C'est moi!

Roger

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 15:58:19 PM »
Hi DF,

Cool, it should work fine on all of those except if your 66 is back clamping. I’d maybe not use the feed dog cover and drop the dogs instead if you can.

I’ll send you a PM later and we can sort the details.

Thank you!

Roger
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

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Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 18:53:44 PM »
Picutures works fine from here, but they can be  bit slow to click to full size. I have the identical Singer version, and it works fine with my 201. I'm not sure if I have tired it on my 99 yet. The camless version works fine on the 99 and both buttonholers have same fitting both for the presser bar and the angle for the moving finger on the needle clamp. The larger attachments seem to have been tested for compatibility for all the old straight stitchers. The only accessories I have had unexpected probems with have been free motion jumping feet.


Roger

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2018, 20:57:48 PM »
Hi Arrow,

You're right about the shanks. I've tested these on a pfaff 30 and 201k and it seems to do fine on them sadly i dont have a 66 or 99.

I'm a fan of the cam varieties because of the keyhole buttonholes being particularly nice
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

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Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2018, 23:20:03 PM »
I have a 99 I can test it on if it makes a difference to anyone. There's no setting for width and length with the cam and it makes it very easy.

Roger

Re: Greist buttonholer for sale
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 07:38:39 AM »
You’re right Arrow the cams make it much easier but less customisable. Which makes for really easy consistent buttonholes.

The little lever on the side does the stitch width (bight) I think the usual approach with these is to go round twice once with the bight one notch higher.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132