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    Member robjae's Avatar
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    Show Us Yor Thread Injector

    I have one, just have bot used it very much. I do like that it cuts and finishes my edges on things.

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    Here's my latest acquisition, a Necchi Supernova Automatica. I still need to clean the exterior and do a little fine tuning/learning, but the interior mechanisms have been gone through and put back into good working order. The "fancy stitch" mechanism was completely seized with varnished oil and required disassembly to free up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Here's my latest acquisition, a Necchi Supernova Automatica. I still need to clean the exterior and do a little fine tuning/learning, but the interior mechanisms have been gone through and put back into good working order. The "fancy stitch" mechanism was completely seized with varnished oil and required disassembly to free up.

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    You can find claims, eg http://sewing-machines.blogspot.com/...zag-issue.html that there is nothing smoother than this machine. And that if it isn't, you haven't tuned it quite right yet. (Not that the timing is adjustable; it is factory pinned. )

    I don't know that that is true, about the smoothness, but there is a different, baritone sound to Italian Necchi's that satisfies, at least if you don't need the very most stitches-per-inch in a home machine.

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    Well, I am not alone

    Sorry, no photos right now, but I just wanted to comment that I own four sewing machines. It does sound over the top and I don't want to get labelled as a sewing machine hoarder. The first is an ancient straight stitch "White" - big black monster and historical relic. The first machine I ever owned, but I should get off my rear and just sell it on Craigs List.

    Then there are two Elnas, which are very nice machines. The second I picked up at an estate sale store for no reason other than they had dropped the price from $60 to $30 and at that price I figure "why not have a spare". I used it yesterday for the first time to sew bar tacks on three straps and it worked like a dream.

    And then there is my Singer Featherweight. A really nice little machine that handles light fabrics really well, straight stitch only. Fate delivered it into my hands. I can't figure out how to attach an image in this forum, or I would show it to you .... gotta go right now.
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    Re: Show Us Yor Thread Injector

    Singer 362... an oldie but a goodie
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    You can find claims...that there is nothing smoother than this machine....
    That's why i wanted to try a Necchi. I was pleased to find that smoothness the first time I turned the hand wheel over by hand.

    I like Singer machines very much, but you can feel things like the mechanism go over top dead center of the needle bar. With the Necchi, the feel is almost like the hand wheel isn't connected. Very smooth, very tight tolerances and it will quit working from a lack of oil/maintenance sooner than a Singer (one of the downsides).

    TN Cereal Killa...that 362 will treat you fine until a nylon gear breaks. Go in from the bottom and the top to get at the ~3 sets of nylon gears and make sure they are cleaned out and not packed with old grease and lint to ensure a longer life.

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    Viking 6570

    Bought this machine 15 years ago to sew Sunbrella tarps and stuff for my boat. It has sewn 4 layers of that stuff many times.

    So far, my friend Paddles and I have sewn two IXUQs with it. I made a PLUQ last week and a couple of Triangle Thingies today. Tomorrow, the insulation in the background will become draft tubes for my IXUQ.

    Working on removing the insulation from an old square sleeping bag to combine with some 1.1RS to make a SBUQ. Hope it will have 2" of loft when done and measure about 40"W x 55"L to use with a pad under my legs and feet.
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    Lets try that image again:
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    The Featherweight

    Here she is:

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    A great little machine, and it sews light fabrics so well that it is my first choice.
    If I am sewing heavier fabrics or want to use the zig-zag for bar tacks I pull out
    the Elna.

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    No photos yet but I have a story I think someone here may appreciate.

    I grew up in a small town with one high school of fewer than 100 kids. After I grew up I eventually moved back to raise my kids since it is such a great place.

    Anyway, I just came home from that school's yard sale where I bought one (okay two) Bernina 817 machines in very good condition. I actually used these machines in grade 10 Home Economics class 30 odd years ago - and now I'll be using them again.

    I am currently using an old Brother Festival 450 that my mom bought new, and there is/was an old non-electric Singer in my dad's shed that I hope is still there.....have to go look.
    Now to start a good clean-up and oiling.

    EDIT - AND THE BEST PART WAS $35 FOR BOTH
    Cheers
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