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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote banjo48 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2015 at 7:48am
Maybe look for a vintage Singer ? I bought a 65 year old 201K for $40au, under the shabby wooden cover it was like new condition, wiring was a bit suspect but I'm an electrician so soon sorted that.
But the important thing is its all metal and built like a tank.

It sews like dream with a perfect stitch, and is great for lightweight fabrics up to medium (some actually use them for real heavy stuff from what I've read on forums) I am now buying a Seiko industrial machine for the real heavy fabrics and canvas etc.

Just a thought anyway. Better than a cheap Janome or similar with plastic bits and pieces inside IMO.
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There are a few main brands that you are going to see when you go browsing for a new machine: Singer, Brother, Janome, Kenmore, White, Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking, Bernina, Babylock, and Juki. When considering brand, you want to think about how the machine is constructed and where the machine is made. Many brands no longer use parts made from metal, instead relying upon plastic, causing the machines to not last quite as long.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adolf25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2015 at 11:21pm
Their are many brand of the swing machine. Choose the one which is best and of very good quality. Price also matter a lot. If you are getting good brand machine in reasonable amount go for it. The main point i prefer is buy machine locally because when you face any difficulty it would be easy for you to call them whenever you need and you can take face to face support.
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I don't think it is the same thing having your own sewing machine. Think about what if they both want to use it at the same time? It won't be that convenient. My husband and I always fighting for our flat screen tv in the living room. Yeah, we can watch the movie together, but I hate horror movies and he loves it. So we ending up needing another new tv. It is more convenient this way. 

As to answer to the opening question. I have came across the following site maysews.com and I find the articles are pretty useful. Amazon is a pretty good place too. If you are looking for reviews make sure to filter out, it is verified the by the reviewer and don't forget to read the negative rating as well. 

Buying something new is not an easy task. We had to spend a couple of days doing research online for buying our flat screen tv. We ending up spending about $3000.00 for that tv. 


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I have the same problem
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