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    Thread injector

    Well this question is very subjective so don't blast me. I'm in the market for a new machine and I would like recommendations on a sub $200.00 unit.

    For example what are your thoughts on this dandy?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003VW...&pi=SX200_QL40

    Thanks.
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    If the best they have to "offer" is a "metal frame and a stainless steel bedplate" I wonder what junk lurks inside. A metal frame (what metal?) is worthless if it holds cheap plastic gears and sub-standard rods and axles. What's the attraction of a stainless steel bedplate? 23 stitches for most purposes are way too many. You'll use only 6 of those tops on a regular basis. Only 2 if all you do is gear making. All in all... I am deeply underwhelmed. I believe you could do better on the local used market. Check my "guidelines" thread in my sig. Others have said they found it useful.
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    Thank you for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
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    The question isn't really about the 4423 per say. What machine do you recommend??

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    Many people here recommend vintage machines if you are only going to be making gear. You don't need a lot of stitches for gear making and vintage machines can be found easily at Goodwill, garage sales, Craigs list etc. for fairly cheap. Just suggesting another option. You'll get a lot of help here if you go that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Many people here recommend vintage machines if you are only going to be making gear. You don't need a lot of stitches for gear making and vintage machines can be found easily at Goodwill, garage sales, Craigs list etc. for fairly cheap. Just suggesting another option. You'll get a lot of help here if you go that route.
    Thanks for the tips, I read over Revs tips as well and I'm in craigslist now.

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    I agree, you would be miles ahead to buy an older vintage machine and have it gone through. There are LOTS of bargains out there.
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    How about this one?
    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/4604184763.html

    I know I have to see it, listen to it and see how it sews ect. But assuming all these are in order would the price be fair? Also are the parts for these machines hard to find?

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