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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    I'm writing this after driving a distance to get a designed-to-straight stitch only* Necchi, from 1954. I would like to think the stitch is better formed than on zig-zag machines because it is in my mind. But, I am grinning.
    Sounds like a nice unit, BF Nova?

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    Trying to find some singer motor lube. cant find it looks to be some king of grease do they even make it anymore ? is there an alternative ?

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    bump to top

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    Lol no i use Google just fine .. knew I could order something off line was curious if it was available in any stores so I wouldn't have to wait days for it ...But thanks for the links I will save them for future use.

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    Well then, how about http://www.joann.com/search/_sewing_...tor_lubricant/.

    To do better then that, you're going to have to give me your street address.

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    Been to 2 Joann's they don't carry it at either of the ones i went to. got some from a local repair shop ..thanks for all the effort there gmcttr . She purrs now

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    Necchi

    Quote Originally Posted by CatSplat View Post
    Sounds like a nice unit, BF Nova?
    No, oddly it is a BF Supernova, in a Necchi-fitted cabinet, complete with spring assisted raising and lowering. That's two body changes --cast aluminum housing -- and at least one chassis change after the classic black 1940's and early 50s BUs (zig zag) and BFs (straight stitch). I ignorantly thought that by 1956 zig-zag and cams were part of every home machine.

    One owner only, now 93, bought it in 1956. I've been removing varnished oil, showing it was maintained, back when used. Son in law oiled it for sale, but I remembered the smell of 3-in-1 oil from childhood. So I called and he confirmed that it was 3-in-1 he borrowed and used, ignoring the manual, as I probably would have 6 months ago on the oil, but finding all 19 oiling points (would have been 24, but Necchi included by 1956 the clever cluge of having exterior oil ports feeding reservoirs with holes below them to seep oil onto parts. Recommendation if used every day? Oil every day.

    Now, 3 in 1 isn't bad in the short run, for a machine that hadn't been used for years*, but for serious use, the solvents and corrosion busters in 3-in-1 are not much good for lubrication, and they accelerate the breakdown of hard-working oil.

    One thing Necchi kept constant was the spacing and type of (German) hinges, so machines are easily swappable into a cabinet.

    *How does Sherlock know? From the couple of spools of included thread and thread on the included bobbins: mercerized cotton and cotton-poly blends. Wow, that stuff has so little strength.

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    That does sound like a fairly rare beast, I was also under the impression at all Necchis of the Supernova era were zigzag machines. Be sure to post some pictures!

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    I have a few machines. My main machine for normal to medium sized projects is a Brother SE-400 with embroidery feature. It's a pretty phenomenally smooth and fast machine. Touch screen, huge adjustability, lots of stitches, self threading, automatically back stitches start and finish and ties/cuts thread.



    I also have a 30+ year old Singer that is a beast when it comes to sewing through the thick stuff and getting a well balanced stitch. Also have a Husqvarna Viking, Singer Surger and occasionally borrow a Babylock Imagine for some surging projects.

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