Looking at getting a thread injector. I noticed a lot of people like the old singer machines for their durability. I may have to see if I can find one of these. I appreciate all the advice on the pitfalls of used machines.

I will want one to sew straps and other gear and maybe some other outdoor fabric for seat cushions for our wrought iron furniture.

I appreciate well made tools and the design and forethought that went into them. The older stuff I do like.

The only thing missing from the thread injectors that I find on most "man" tools is an hour meter. I have to figure out how to put an hour meter on a machine when I get one just in case a buddy of mine comes by unannouced.