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    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    Not all the screws will be the same size but it will be a rare bird that mixes metric and SAE thread types. That was the first cut. Still need to find the diameter and thread pitch but the family cut the choices in half. One can try sizes all day in the wrong family and never find a match. It sounds like that is what is going on with samples from work. It can also be very hard to find fine thread pitches in either family. Some places have them and some do not bother.
    Gotcha... Seems I missed some of the conversation. I would still truck that bad boy to the shop for some well deserved TLC. It's a keeper if the parts can be replaced.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Senior Member robv60's Avatar
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    I imagine Ill end up taking it in to someone eventually. Id like to get it usable for now just so I can see how it does and go from there. It runs quite good. Heck, who knows, it may sew like a dream or it may not even be serviceable. Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I honestly hadnt even thought of checking to see if the screws on the machine were standard or metric. Duh.

    Quote Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
    If you do not have it the manual is free here:

    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...hite-714-x.pdf
    Thank you, I have downloaded it. Luckily I also have the original manual.

    Also, the thread guide I ordered came it today and it looks like its a match. If not a perfect match It looks like itll definitely work.Good news!
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    Senior Member robv60's Avatar
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    Looks like I'm in business ! I sent a quick email to the guys @ sew4less who I bought the thread guide from to see if they had a screw or knew of one that would fit the guide/ my machine. They emailed me back saying they didnt carry a specific screw that fit it but they would send me a few from "old stock". They sent me around 10 screws one of which fit perfectly! Now I can thread it up and see how it does.

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