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Easily raise your sewing machine from beneath the table, then retract it for an uncluttered look and a clear work surface.

Sewing Machine Lift Mechanism, 50-lb. Capacity

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This Sewing Machine Lift Mechanism lets you easily lower your sewing machine beneath the table when not in use, and just as easily raise it when you need it again. The touch release mechanism is easy to operate—just apply downward pressure and the lift will stop at one of two different working heights or in the storage position. For heavier machines, a locking latch is provided to prevent downward drift. The airlift mechanism mounts to the underside of your table top and the back of the cabinet. It is designed to lift and lower a sewing machine weighing up to 50 pounds. Mechanism can be adjusted to fit most free arm sewing machines.


  • Lift locks at three different heights: flush with the table, above the table, or in storage below the table
  • Airlift mechanism rides smoothly on 8 steel roller bearings—no noisy springs
  • Latch lock can be engaged to hold heavy machines firmly in place
  • Touch release operation; just push down to lift or lower
  • Easy installation; use #7 RH wood screws to fasten lift to cabinet
  • Durable zinc-plated finish on the mast
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Sewing cabinet and sewing machine are NOT included.
(1) Sewing Machine Lift Mechanism, 50-lb. Capacity
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number P1920TR575
Weight 13.2000
Tech Spec
  • Maximum Sewing Machine Height (measured from throat plate to spool pin or highest point on machine): 14''
  • Maximum Travel Distance: 14-1/2''
  • Maximum Sewing Machine Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Overall Lift Height: 19-1/4''
  • Overall Lift Width: 11-3/16''
  • Overall Lift Depth: 10-7/8''
Technical Documents
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Lift rose to the occasion
This is a great way to bring new life to old sewing machine cabinets.
My wife is very satisfied with the lift. Six attachment points ensure secure operation which is good given the amount of down pressure required to operate the lift. That said though my small framed wife can confidently operate the lift. I would buy this again in a heartbeat there’s no better alternative.
September 11, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works well. Very sturdy and easy to lift.
May 2, 2019
1 year ago
Sewing Machine Lift Mechanism
Mechanism worked beautifully. Easy to install and simple to adjust. Very sturdy and smooth. Would definitely recommend for any project requiring a lift mechanism.
Mechanism at intermediate position.
Mechanism at full lift.
Lift mechanism as installed inside cabinet.
Completely retracted and insert in place.
April 5, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great. Needed some adjusting to sit level even after setting up square, but easy to do.
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March 9, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Sewing mfachine lift
Lift works great for the Brother Dream machine
February 6, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is the second Rockler Sewing Machine Lift that I will be using. It will be installed in a recently purchased townhome. Although we haven’t moved in yet, I know I will like it just as much as I have enjoyed the first one for the past 20 years. It’s easy to raise and lower and holds my Bernina 1031 very steady.
December 26, 2018
9 months ago
High Quality Mechanism
I highly recommend this product. It is well engineered and highly adjustable to achieve continued accurate placement of the sewing machine. I installed into a custom sewing cabinet for my wife. Mounting surfaces had to be fabricated. You will need to do the same in your application. Instructions do not detail how to do that. Reasonable job for good woodworker. To operate, light down pressure on the machine releases it from the latch on all 3 positions. Either let the gas shock raise the machine to the next position or push the machine down to engage a lower position. Nice adjustable height stops make each of the 3 machine positions easily dialed in. Lift operates on 8 ball bearings running on steel ways. Allows some adjustment for side-to-side and front-to-back tilt. Double check your sewing machine's weight or the mechanism might not be able to lift it. Mechanism is worthy of my wife's new $8000 machine! Hope this helps!
September 17, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I am working on the cabinet yet, but so far I like the way the mechanism lowers and lifts. The sewing machine cabinet is for my daughter and she hasn't got to use yet. Its nearing completion, and the daughter is going to paint the cabinet white.
September 5, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
The lift came promptly and exactly as it was advertised. Very happy we ordered from them.
August 4, 2019
2 months ago
I really like the sewing machine left. Always wanted one and no more lefting the machine up on to the sewing machine cabnit to sew. Thanks
April 8, 2019
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I have been needing this for sometime but retired and on a fixed income this was the BEST PRICE I had found . I just hope it works as well as I’m expecting it to!
Sabrina B on Aug 29, 2019
Wifes birthday wish is a sewing cabinet, the lift should make it ideal.
Michael R on Aug 17, 2019
I have been needing this for sometime but retired and on a fixed income this was the BEST PRICE I had found . I just hope it works as well as I’m expecting it to!
Sabrina B on Aug 29, 2019
I'm having a sewing machine table built and needed a lift mechanism. After shopping around I found this mechanism. It looks sturdy and similar to others that were much higher priced.
Shelley H on Aug 27, 2019
Wifes birthday wish is a sewing cabinet, the lift should make it ideal.
Michael R on Aug 17, 2019
The price was right
Clarence N on Aug 14, 2019
Needed for sewing cabinet
Shelley R on Aug 7, 2019
ANNA A on Jul 28, 2019
Perfect for sewing machine cabinet
Buzz O on Jul 24, 2019
I looks like it will work for what I need. Not sure yet.
Duane C on Jul 17, 2019
I chose this because my husband is making the cabinet for me.
Caren S on Jul 17, 2019
Need an assistive device to lift & lower Sewing Machine in an existing cabinet. New cabinets (similar to one I have) with a lift installed are very expensive. This is an occasional use need but I have survived long enough to be an "old fogey" & my shoulders aren't as strong as when I was 20! Assuming that my Mechanical Engineering Handyman can adapt the cabinet to the Air Lift it should be a graceful solution.
LaNeta B on Jul 11, 2019
The Rockler lift mechanism is a perfect Destiny 2 quilting machine complement; and will be a magnificent tool in aging years, when muscles might protest frequent machine position adjustments. Thank you Rockler.
Kristine M on Jun 29, 2019
Making the wife happy!
Steve G on Apr 7, 2019
Am having cabinet custom built and needed lift capable of handling heavy machine.
Cheryl Jacobs S on Mar 25, 2019
Need it for a sewing table
michele on Mar 24, 2019
Deluxe sewing machine cabinet
Mark H on Mar 20, 2019
The sewing machine cabinet I'm making calls for this lift.
Tom W on Mar 15, 2019
to finish the cabinet that i am building to keep the wife happy.
jerome mc c on Mar 13, 2019
Purchased before, great product.
Tamila W on Mar 5, 2019
Met required specs and good price.
Jim N on Feb 27, 2019
Bought a new sewing machine and trying to fit it into the old cabinet. Enhancing with the lift mechanism. Thanks for this product !
Sue S on Feb 1, 2019
its for my new machine....adapting old cabinet to accommodate modern machine
jeanine m on Dec 4, 2018
my wife wanted it
James R on Dec 1, 2018
This appears to be the same lift used by Horn of America sewing cabinets. It will provide the adjustable three-position lift capability for the custom sewing cabinet I am designing and building for my wife.
Rob M on Nov 4, 2018
My wife went to Sewing Guild and they recommended it. I like Rockler !
Paul M on Aug 12, 2018
For a customers home sewing room build out I'm working on.
Matt K on Jun 27, 2018
My wife wanted to conceal the machine so the sewing center could be used for other things and appear as furniture.
Keith B on Jun 25, 2018
My wife embroiders and sews so she has to change the height of the machine from level with the table top to higher to accommodate the embroidery arm.
Charles M on Jun 7, 2018
I choose this item because I have purchased 2 of these lifts. They are easy to install and use. Best lift ever. The lift I purchased today will be going into my new Island for my KitchenAid mixer. Just wish I didn't have to wait so long to get it. TO ME IT'S THE BEST ITEM EVER.
Grace S on May 9, 2018
I'm having a sewing machine table built and needed a lift mechanism. After shopping around I found this mechanism. It looks sturdy and similar to others that were much higher priced.
Shelley H on Aug 27, 2019
The price was right
Clarence N on Aug 14, 2019
Are the three height levels adjustable to fit the specific machine? I want one level flush with the sewing deck and another to raise it up to accommodate the embroidery arm.
Charles M on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the three heights are all adjustable to fit various machines. I made a custom cabinet for my wife's machine and used this hardware.. The three positions are just as you mention: below the top for storage, machine is level with the top for sewing, and all the way up for embroidery arm. Wife is happy! Randy
How thick does the board the lift attaches to need to be to support weight of lift and average machine? I purchased cabinet from the 1970s and would like to add the lift. Thanks Mary Kay
Mary Kay K on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When I installed, and yes we women can do this, mine I had cross members within the cabinet that are about 3/4 inch hard wood. I have an old circa 1970’s cabinet also and installed my Janome mid-class machine. I am extremely pleased with ease of use. The wood I used to mount to the top for my machine to rest upon is also 3/4 inch plywood.
Does the air lift mechanism come with installation instructions?
Linda M on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Linda: Yes, the kit does come with instructions. They detail adjustment of the mechanism and operation. I advise that someone skilled install the mechanism as appropriate mounting surfaces must be fabricated into the intended sewing cabinet. Instructions do not detail how to do that. The mechanism is VERY high quality.
I have a 2006 Koala Cabinet the manual lift failed, no warranty, they don’t have parts, etc Will your lift work ? in my cabinet? Thanks, Patsy
Patsy P on Mar 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Patsy, I don't know if it will fit directly. I'm sure that a good woodworker could adapt your cabinet to fit though. Also, is it possible that just the gas shock in your cabinet failed? If so, remove it and track down a replacement. Hope this helps! Randy
Installation instructions not in box. Where do I get them?
Roger K on Aug 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Ours had instructions in the box along with a bolt template. Seemed pretty straightforward - make sure it's level and bolt it on.
I have a Pfaff Performance Icon that weights approximately 33 pounds--it is heavier on the right side. I have an older Horn of America cabinet and the machine has caused the right side to drop down between 1/4 and 1/2 inches. Will this lift replace my old one and be strong enough to hold it all firmly and level? If so, I will order it. Thank you.
Regina F on Jul 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should be. My wife's Brother Innovis embroidery machine has been on her lift for a year with no ill affects.