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    Question Gear making machine GONE!!!

    Well, I burned up my Thread Injector. Took it to get it repaired and the guy told me it would cost more to get it fixed than it was worth.

    My question is, I need to get another one but, my budget is about 200$.
    Can I get a good semi-commercial machine without a lot of plastic parts, for that price?
    I don't know what to look for if I go buy a used one, as far as telling if it's a lemon or not.
    HELP!!!! The season is almost here and I've got projects to make!
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    OH Man ... sounds like my kinda luck pal ... hope you get it worked out soon!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Here's a Craig's List search for the Asheville area.
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    If your local walM, still has some sort of fabric dept, check there, the last time I was at my wm, they were marking down stuff for the big close of the fabric depts. (insert sad gargoyle face).
    They had a really nice brother, with all the bells and whistles, marked down from $400 to $200, and she said it will get marked down more till everything goes.


    All wm fabric depts., scheduled to close by june 2010.

    this info from the lady at wally's, good deals on stuff till then, some really good deals.
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    Got some pretty good prices on Brother Sewing machines online too at Wally World

    The one I have is an 14 year old Brother something or other ... works pretty darn good for my level of sewing. Not semi comercial but does the job for cheap.

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    Thanks Frawg,
    I've checked and found an Elna Supermatic here in H-ville I think I'll check out.
    All metal, and produced between 1952-1964. looks to be in great condition.
    I'll keep ya'll posted!

    Thanks Gargoyle, I'll check them out too!
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    I'm surprised that your repair guy doesn't have any trade in machines in his shop. Those can be outstanding deals. One question: what is wrong with the old machine? It sounds from your post like it is a broken plastic gear. If it is, and you have any mechanical aptitude at all, keep the machine. Get another machine, sure, but install a new gear in the one that you have. It is not that hard, and you will have a backup for less than $20.00.
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    Let us know what you get and how it works. I need another one so I'm not using the wife's. Lots of complaints about not re-setting the tension, etc., etc., etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    Lots of complaints about not re-setting the tension, etc., etc., etc.
    I'm right there with her...makes me nuts when my wife gets into my tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I'm right there with her...makes me nuts when my wife gets into my tools.
    Love my wife but when she gets a tool out ... it never quite makes it back to where she got it. Sometimes it's years before I find them (case in point ... tack hammer that went AWOL in Pa and showed up in a packing box four years later in NC).

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