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On the one hand, they now have plastic grinding gears in disposable
pepper grinders, on the other I recently hosed out a Rubbermaid bucket
and discovered that I could break pieces off it with my fingers -- and
it hasn't even been outside all that much.

On balance, I decry plastic parts for sewing machines because you
can't be sure something will last eighty years when you have no
eighty-year-old samples.  My White Family Rotary is over a hundred
years old and all the steel parts are in perfect working order.

But today I was trying to zig-zag along drawn threads in black fabric.
I could really go for a machine that had a plastic needle plate with a
light under it!


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Re: Plastic


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On the one hand, they now have plastic grinding gears in disposable
pepper grinders, on the other I recently hosed out a Rubbermaid bucket
and discovered that I could break pieces off it with my fingers -- and
it hasn't even been outside all that much.

On balance, I decry plastic parts for sewing machines because you
can't be sure something will last eighty years when you have no
eighty-year-old samples.  My White Family Rotary is over a hundred
years old and all the steel parts are in perfect working order.

But today I was trying to zig-zag along drawn threads in black fabric.
I could really go for a machine that had a plastic needle plate with a
light under it!


--  
joy beeson at comcast dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/
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Re: Plastic
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 12:18:07 AM UTC-5, Joy Beeson wrote:
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UGH, plastic gears.  ~:-(

Plastic gears insures you will be buying or repairing sooner than later.    
GRRRRRR

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