Category: lower extremity disabilities

ByteSwitch Sewing Machine

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The ByteSwitch® Sewing Machine is a sewing machine that comes with a hand or mouth-operated speed controller that can regulate the machine’s sewing speed. It is designed for individuals with spinal cord injury, lower extremity disabilities, or lower extremity amputation. This is an adapted version of the Singer school model sewing machine and it comes with standard features such as an easy threading auto-tension system and a traditional foot pedal, with the addition of a ByteSwitch® speed controller. The controller is a latex-free, bulb-sized device made of silicone, and it connects to the sewing machine via an ample length of soft tubing. The ByteSwitch® works with the sewing machine's electronic speed control, and uses captive air to control the sewing speed. If the user wants to increase the sewing speed, he or she has to press down harder on the ByteSwitch®. The controller can be held in place with lapel and clothing clips (included), may be operated by either mouth or hand, and can be washed in soap and water or in a dishwasher.


The Singer sewing machine's features include 20-stitch functions; quick and simple threading through the tension dial and up to the needle; automatic thread take-up; fully enclosed motor; front drop-in bobbin; built-in carrying handle; built-in buttonholer; sews through multiple thicknesses without adjustments; built-in sewing light; snap-on presser feet; twin needle stitching capability; power and light switch; instant or sustained reverse; auto bobbin-winder release; horizontal thread delivery; slant needle; stitch width and length levers; self-lubricating, quiet, full rotary movement mechanism; standard foot pedal for conventional foot control included; and complete accessory kit and detailed owner’s manual.

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Warranty: One-year Bed Handles, Inc. warranty on the ByteSwitch® controller; two-year Singer Sewing Company warranty on the sewing machine.


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Byteswitch Sewing Machine

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Bed Handles, Inc.
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Phone: 800-725-6903
Fax: 816-224-6008
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