Sewing Machine Air Lift Mechanism | Sewing Cabinet Hardware

Sewing Machine Air Lift Mechanism | Sewing Cabinet Hardware


Yes, we still have this sewing machine airlift in stock!

Popular Rudersberg German sewing machine airlift used in our Amish custom sewing cabinets. This is the same German-made heavy-duty lift that will hold up to 50 lbs for the larger machines. Others were selling this lift for much more and can no longer get them from the original German distributor. 

Sewing machine airlift is widely being used in sewing cabinets made in custom woodworking shops across the country. Our Amish hardware distributor orders them directly from the German manufacturer in large container quantities allowing us to have them available and offer them at such a great discount.

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The lift allows the sewing machine to be lowered into the cabinet when it’s not in use.

Two positions at the top levels allow the machine sewing bed to come up level with the cabinet top, or to be lifted up to the tabletop height to use with add-on attachments such as embroidery heads. 
Two fast taps pushing down just like bouncing a basketball close to the floor 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.
Quiet airlift mechanism uses no springs and is rated for machines up to 50 lbs. The lift will accommodate sewing machines up to 14 ¾” tall. Please note that some of the next generation quilter machines such as the newer Bernina 7 Series will require a longer travel lift with a capacity up to 60 lbs. This lift will not work on those machines so please verify your machine weight and height. We also carry a heavy-duty lift 60 lb lift with a 16-1/2" travel that will work with the Bernina 7 Series machines. Click Here
This lift can also be used as a serger lift by installing it on a pull-out wall to the side of the kneehole space so that a swivel chair can be used to turn and use the serger. We also carry a serger scissor lift Click Here for more information.
The maximum sewing machine height will be 19-1/4” at the tabletop position. (See spec sheet image) This will be the determining factor in the mounting and block 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.
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) The lift will require at least 3/4" blocking or solid surface for mounting. The Amish cabinet builders add a shelf to also screw the bottom angle as extra support and storage.
The 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. 



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Easy Install, Flawless Operation
This product was easy to install in a new sewing table that I built. After installation, the mechanism operates flawlessly, and provides a sturdy and stable sewing base. Review by PatS / (Posted on 1/31/2019)

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