Why didn't he just say that in the first place?
Not necessarily so... the inexpensive, vintage US, Japanese or Italian machines are what you want to find. Parts are available, and they can be worked on. Some of the high end and modern machines are difficult to open up, have plastic parts and some parts are very expensive.Originally Posted by kellyk7
I paid $80 for a vintage Made-in-Japan Necchi with steel gears, and $60 for a tuneup. I paid $50 for a 1960 Made-in-USA Singer with a cast iron frame, and $50 for a tuneup. Both are worth more to me than a $200 machine that needs to be checked out in the shop.