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Re: Need advice on purchase of new machine

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There is a free-arm version of the Singer 401--sorry, don't remember the
model number.  The free-arm 401 I saw was produced in a Singer factory in
Germany.  My other machine is a 401 and it was made when engineers were
supported in producing excellent comsumer machinery of all types.  In the
world of planned obsolescence, it doesn't do to make things too durable.  I
have my 401 mostly because I like using the old-style mechanical
buttonholer.  I can hand sew a buttonhole or eyelet but they're never as
neat looking as the machine stitched ones.  My mechanical Viking can
actually do heavier work than the Singer but it's also young enough to be
the Singer's granchild.

Max


Max



Re: Need advice on purchase of new machine


Myrna wrote:

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absolutely.
try your neighborhood husqvarna viking store.
the huskystar is, i think, made in china.
and while you are there, look also at the scandinavia machines from
vking which are made in sweden.
i think the scandinavia machines are on the 'low' price side but i can't
speak to capabilities of each
look at http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/363.htm for viking machine info

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imho, that means cheap [not to be confused with inexopensive] machines
of dubious source or brand name

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klh in VA

Re: Need advice on purchase of new machine
Myrna wrote:
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They are sold in the US.  Try this linnk.

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/596_597.htm

Roger.

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