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    What to look for in a thread injector?

    I'm embarking on my first DIY project shortly of a tarp. I'll be borrowing my mom's thread injector (along with her for guidance) to complete the task. If it all works out well, and I decide to make some more stuff, I'd like to look into purchasing my own thread injector. Our local Kijijii has a ton of them listed, from 100+ year old machines to ones form the 70's and 80's.
    I personally prefer the old metal singers for appearance, but what do I actually require from a machine as far as what it can do?

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    I would check out the advice in here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=19006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arothian View Post
    I would check out the advice in here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=19006
    That's my guidelines post. Others have found it helpful. The only thing absolutely required is a forward lock stitch. Reverse is second. Anything else including zig zag is totally discretionary.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
    Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn

    We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series

    Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies

    Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint

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    Thanks for the link!

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    OK, so reading over the basic requirements, assuming the thread injector is in good working order, both the Singer 99K and 15-91 should both work? There are several of both for sale here between $50-$100. I would think at least one of them would be in good working order.

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    Both are good machines. My preference would be the 15-91.

    Be sure to check the wiring carefully for cracking insulation as this commonly needs replaced. Later made models stand a better chance of having good wiring.

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    Thanks gmcttr. Hopefully they stay for sale a bit longer until I'm sure I'm going to need one.

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    You'll need one. If they have a 201 grab it, perhaps the best Singer ever made.

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    I'll keep my eyes open. I'm going to check and see if we have any sales/repair shops locally as well.

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    I'm thinking about purchasing a singer 15. All I know about it is that it works. For $40 as is, would it be worth fixing up?

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